(Closed) From DMP to Data-Sharing for Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Information

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018,
    1:00 PM till 5:30 PM
  • Registration Opens
    August 8, 2018, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    September 6, 2018
    Course Fees
    This workshop is free of charge.
    Silke Bellanger
    Dr. Vera Chiquet
    Dr. Brian Kleiner
    Dr. Lionel Perini
    Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler
    Dr. Alexandra Stam
    Organized by

    Data and Service Center for the Humanities


    Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences

    in collaboration with
    Graduate Center - Transferable Skills Program


    The elaboration of a Data Management Plan (DMP) constitutes today, in many countries, a condition for obtaining research funding. This new imperative raises many questions among the research community. In order to clarify the needs and resources with respect to data management, DaSCH and FORS are offering, in partnership with the UNIBAS and the SNSF, a workshop entitled “From DMP to Data-Sharing for Humanities and Social Sciences.” Through an afternoon of presentations and discussions with the experts the workshop will address important issues regarding data management and the preparation of DMPs. Far from being an administrative formality, establishing a DMP involves a real opportunity to improve research and data quality. Through this workshop, participants will also learn about tools and services available to assist in the deposit and dissemination of their data.

    In this workshop, participants will get an introduction from Lionel Perini (SNFS) about the SNSF Open research Data Policy. Silke Bellanger (Unibas) will give a short orientation about researchers’ needs and helpful tips. FORS and DaSCH will point out their specific services for researchers. This will be followed by hands-on group discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and draft DMPs for discussion (if available).


    • Understand the funder’s perspective and engage discussions with them
    • Become acquainted with the available infrastructures and services related to research data management at UNIBAS, DaSCH, and FORS
    • Find answers to your questions on:
    - data organization and security issues
    - data documentation
    - ethics and legal issues (getting consent)
    - data preparation (anonymization)
    - data publication, sharing, preservation, FAIR principles
    - standards and best practices
    • Know where and how to store your research data in compliance with the FAIR data principles


    • SNSF Open Research Data Policy (Lionel Perini, SNSF)
    • Research Data at UNIBAS: Researchers’ Needs and Helpful Tips (Silke Bellanger, UNIBAS)
    • Data Management Services at FORS: from planning to practice (Brian Kleiner and Alexandra Stam, FORS)
    • Heterogeneous Data Management in Qualitative Research (Lukas Rosenthaler, DaSCH)
    • Interactive discussion Q&As with: Lionel Perini (SNSF), Silke Bellanger (Unibas), Brian Kleiner (FORS), Alexandra Stam (FORS), Lukas Rosenthaler (DaSCH), Vera Chiquet (DaSCH).

    Target Group

    This is a workshop for all researchers in the human and social sciences in Switzerland interested in data management planning and data sharing.

    Participants from outside the University of Basel and without an existing SWITCHaai login pleaso note: The registration may take several steps. 1) Click the red "Subscribe" button on the right hand side; 2) Choose "Login for extern without SWITCH AAI"; 3) Log into SWITCH; 4) Click on "Proceed"; 5) Close the window and press the "Subscribe" button from the first step again. Now the registration form should open. We apologise for any inconvience.

    About the Trainer

    Lionel Perini (SNSF)
    Lionel Perini (Lionel Perini) is scientific officer at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). He works in the Division Humanities and Social Sciences and is also member of a working group on Open Research Data at the SNSF. He holds a PhD in Economics.

    Silke Bellanger (UNIBAS Library)
    Silke Bellanger(Silke Bellanger) is an academic librarian and head of research support services at the University Library of Basel and is co-lead of the Research Data Management Project of the University of Basel. She works in research and university libraries since 2006, focusing on open access, research data and information literacy. She holds a M.A. in Sociology, History and Public Law and a Master of Advanced Studies in Information and Library Sciences.

    Brian Kleiner & Alexandra Stam (FORS)
    Brian Kleiner(Brian Kleiner) is head of Data and Research Information Services (DARIS) at FORS, Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. He oversees the gathering, preservation, documentation, and dissemination of research data from projects conducted in Switzerland. Alexandra Stam(Alenxandra Stam) is a senior researcher, working within the Data and Research Information Services division at FORS. She leads the data promotion group and is particularly interested in day-to-day data management.

    Lukas Rosenthaler & Vera Chiquet (DaSCH, UNIBAS)
    Lukas Rosenthaler(Lukas Rosenthaler) is Head of the DaSCH and Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Basel. Vera Chiquet(Vera Chiquet) (PhD in Arts and Humanities) is a scientific associate at the DaSCH and Coordinator of the PhD Digital Humanities at the University of Basel.


    There will be no certificates of attendance or ECTS given for participation in this workshop.


    For doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel, the regulations of the Transferable Skills apply: The registration to a course makes the participation in the full training mandatory. Participants failing to attend a course for which they registered or remaining absent form a course without an excuse will be excluded from the transferable skills programme for the following semester.


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