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OstData Final Workshop

New Horizons for Research on and in Central and Eastern Europe:

The Role of Research Data Infrastructures

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 infrastructures for data management. Second, it will present ideas to widen the publication of research data in the humanities and social sciences, e.g. by increased recognition for academic careers.
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 digital research data infrastructures, such as OstData (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG) for East, Central, and Southeast European Studies. OstData 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.


Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen KoWi
(EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations)

Rue du Trône 98 / 8th Floor
B-1050 Brussels

Tue, 15/2 (18.00)
Discussants: Ute Gunsenheimer (EOSC, Brussels), Peter Haslinger (NFDI, Germany), N.N. (ESFRI)*, N.N. (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)*

Digital research data infrastructures are an important tool for expanding scientific cooperation beyond the borders of the EU. They are crucial for connecting the Eastern Neighbourhood countries to the European Research Area. Yet there is a notable lack of coherent strategies to achieve this goal.
This roundtable will also discuss strategies to fully exploit the creativity of data scientists in Eastern Europe and to connect the different efforts.

OstData Final Workshop:

New Horizons for Research on and in Central and Eastern Europe:

The Role of Research Data Infrastructures

Preliminary Programme:

Tue, 15/2 (15.00-17.00)
15.00 Keynote: N.N. (European Commission)
Session 1: Measures to promote and strengthen the publication culture of research data
15.30 Jessie Labov (CEU Budapest)
16.00 Alexey Frolov (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
16.30 Lars Wieneke (University of Luxembourg) & Rabea Rittgerodt (De Gruyter)

Wed, 16/2 (9.00-12.30)
9.00 Market place (Best practice)
OstData (Arnošt Štanzel), European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (N.N.)*, RiStat (Gijs Kessler), Atlas Fontium (Tomasz Panecki)
Session 2: Developing and Integrating a Pan-European Data Culture
10.00 Toma Tasovac (DARIAH-EU)
10.30 Larissa Saar & Pattrick Piel (OPERAS)
11.00 Pavel Straňák (LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ)
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Final discussion
12.30 End of event