OstData Final Workshop

New Horizons for Research on and in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Research Data Infrastructures
Online workshop
15 and 16 February 2022

OstData, Logo | © BSB/OstData

OstData, Logo | © BSB/OstData

The workshop has two objectives: First, it will discuss strategies to strengthen the inclusion of research communities in Eastern, Central, and Southeast Europe in efforts to build pan-European research data infrastructures for management. Second, it will present ideas to widen, and increase recognition for the publication of research data in the humanities and social sciences

For the future of Area Studies the digital accessibility of data is of crucial importance. A number of national and transnational initiatives are already building sustainable and accessible electronic research data infrastructures, such as OstData for East, Central, and Southeast European Studies. OstData (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG) crosses disciplinary and national boundaries, and incentivises the archiving and publication of research data along the FAIR principles.

How can such specialized projects be integrated into pan-European efforts to create electronic research infrastructures? What can we learn from digital efforts in Eastern Europe? How can we prevent a new digital West-East divide to emerge? How can we expand the interface between humanities and social sciences research and the development of research data infrastructures? What are the challenges of translation between disciplinary cultures, and between languages in the creation of electronic infrastructures?

By discussing these questions, this workshop facilitates a dialogue between projects such as OstData and national as well as pan-European initiatives, e.g. the NFDI in Germany or ESFRI and EOSC on the European level. For the achievement of the EU’s goal to strengthen the participation of New Member and Eastern Neighbourhood countries in the European Research Area, the participation of Eastern, Central, and Southeast Europe in transnational research infrastructures is of decisive significance.

About OstData

Workshop information overview

Date15 and 16 February 2022
Access informationThe workshop is open to all interested persons, no registration is needed.

The event will take place using the video conferencing system Zoom.
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ProgrammeWorkshop programme on the osmikon website
Workshop programme for download  (PDF)