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D9.4 Database with the metadata of surveys to EMMs across Europe

Ami Saji; Laura Morales

This document is a deliverable of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (SSHOC). It is a report about the Ethnic and Migrant Minorities (EMM) Survey Registry: an online, publicly available database and tool that displays compiled survey-level metadata of existing quantitative surveys undertaken with ethnic and migrant minority (EMM) populations in Europe, and which is jointly being produced by SSHOC’s Task 9.2 Ethnic and Migration Studies (part of Work Package 9 Data Communities) in collaboration with COST Action 16111 – ETHMIGSURVEYDATA (a network of more than 200 European researchers active in the ethnic and migration studies field) and FAIRETHMIGQUANT (a French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)-funded Open Science project). This report is intended to inform prospective users of the EMM Survey Registry (i.e. (non)academic researchers, policymakers, and other practitioners interested in quantitative surveys on EMMs’ integration) about what the registry is and how it could be leveraged for their own research and/or policy-related activities. It is also aimed at providing individuals and organisations involved in data curation with a concrete example of how a FAIR-friendly tool for the social sciences can be created from a bottom-up approach, where the data community is the main driver.

The report begins by illustrating the role of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles in shaping how the EMM Survey Registry has been designed, developed, and delivered. The EMM Survey Registry is currently available in ‘beta’ version, and information for over 400 surveys from 11 different countries are publicly being displayed. More specifically the report follows the trajectory of the EMM Survey Registry, describing how stakeholders specialising in data production, usage, storage, and management were routinely leveraged from conception to delivery (of its current ‘beta’ version), in order to align this registry with the FAIR principles as much as possible. The report concludes by describing the concerted effort the Task 9.2 team is making to facilitate short and long-term sustainability of the EMM Survey Registry by strategically connecting and liaising with potential users interested in quantitative surveys undertaken with EMMs.

This deliverable is submitted, but not yet accepted by the European Commission
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