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SSHOC Workshop: Caring for Sharing – Data Management and FAIRness of Migration Data

Anca Vlad

Presentations by Anca Vlad (UK Data Service) at the SSHOC Workshop: Caring for Sharing – Data Management and FAIRness of Migration Data, held on 9 March 2020 at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Brussels.

The workshop started with lessons learned from a workshop the UK Data Service (UKDS) ran in November 2019 on data sharing from migration research projects; to then shortly cover practicalities and ethical considerations as well as innovative ways to collect and disseminate migration data, as reported by researchers.

During the workshop, we looked at how migration survey data can be prepared and processed before dissemination, how transparency, availability, accessibility and replicability of data can be improved and what resources and services offered through Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) could be useful in this sense. To the same end, we used examples of data already available from the EMM (Ethnic and Migrant Minorities) Survey Registry and the UK Data Service catalogue. The workshop will end with an exercise evaluating data and metadata FAIRness.

SSHOC connection:

The workshop aligns with SSHOC objectives by contributing to the knowledge base and practical skills of researchers throughout the data lifecycle, from collection to dissemination. The participants of the workshop covered training and tools that allow scholars and researchers to prepare, process, and disseminate their data as well as access, enrich and compare data from a multitude of repositories and institutions. The workshop connected the expertise of T6.5 (Coordinating Targeted Training in SSH) and T9.2 (Ethnic and Migration Studies) in providing researchers interested in ethnic and migration studies with tailored information on how to leverage and enrich tools and resources in SSHOC.

More about the main event:

The workshop is part of a 2-day event for members of the COST Action 16111 - ETHMIGSURVEYDATA and relevant stakeholders (i.e. researchers, research infrastructures and archives, policy making organizations, research funding organizations, players in the private sector and civil society and citizen scientists interested in quantitative survey data on EMM integration, like the OCED, IOM, UNHCR, DG Home, NGOs/think tanks and others focused on EMM topics) to:

  1. discuss and learn about the substantive/scientific work undertaken by the COST Action, particularly in terms of its policy implications and contributions for making existing and future survey research on EMM integration more open and FAIR;
  2. discover SSHOC services and resources, and their applicability for the EMM research community;
  3. explore and learn about current and recent research conducted by members of the COST Action that is relevant to the substantive/scientific work undertaken by the COST Action; and
  4. connect with others interested in similar research objectives to identify concrete partnership/collaborative opportunities (e.g. preparing join grant applications, identifying ways to support SSHOC outside of task 9.2).

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