Libraries as important infrasturcture partners in the NFDI

Libraries already operate institutional or specialist repositories for research data, license research data or make them openly available and impart data management skills to scientists. The ZBW and University Library Mannheim are involved in the consortium BERD@NFDI for the establishment of a Germany-wide infrastructure for the management of non-standardized and unstructured data for economics and related disciplines. BERD@NFDI services and tools are supplemented by corresponding training courses in the field of data literacy. At the Bibliohekskongress 2022 in Leipzig, Klaus Tochtermann and Sabine Gehrlein offer an overview of the range of library activities.

Join Now for CONNECT 2022

CONNECT is an annual Data Science conference that addresses students, young professionals, researchers, practitioners and others interested in the field of Data Science and Survey Research. On 9th-10th June the MCDS invites you to the Academic Speed Dating on Data Science and the Data Science Conference which will take place at the Mannheim Business School. Feel free to register here.

BERD@NFDI Scholarships for GESIS summer school data science course

With the amount of digital data generated, it becomes more and more compelling for researchers to learn how to make sense of these new data sources. To introduce researchers to the necessary methodological toolkit, GESIS offers an online course on Data Science Techniques for Survey Researchers from August 8 to August 12 in collaboration with BERD@NFDI.

This course aims at participants interested in learning some fundamental techniques in data science, collecting and working with digital data, and understanding machine learning.

Besides the necessary theoretical knowledge, the course will specifically focus on practical hands-on exercises with R. The instructors Prof. Dr. Christoph Kern and Dr. Malte Schierholtz will be available to assist the participants during the practical questions.

We are happy to announce, that participants are eligible to apply for one of six available scholarships funded by BERD@NFDI to waive the 500€ students fee.

More information on how to apply and further course details: GESIS: Data Science Techniques for Survey Researchers.

INCONECSS 2022 – online event – Register now!

The International Conference on Economics and Business Information held from 17th until 19th May 2022 provides both a live and asynchronous conference program which participants can access at any time via the conference platform after free registration.

Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe (TU Munich) will open this year’s conference with the keynote entitled “The next chapter for research information: decentralised, digital”. In addition, the panel discussion is dedicated to the question “Potential of AI for Libraries: A new level for knowledge organization?”

Together with a presentation of the BERD@NFDI consortium, our young scientists Markus Herklotz and Lars Oberländer are represented with a poster on iVA the Interactive Virtual Assistant – Enabling Data Collaboration by Conveying Legal Knowledge.

BERD in ZBW MediaTalk

ZBW Mediatalk published an article about playful approaches to research data management training. Among others, our colleague Markus Herklotz was invited to talk about our experience with the BERD Data Literacy Snacks. Sounds interesting? Read the full article now.

ZBW Mediatalks is the ZBW Blog about Open Science, Information Infrastructures, Innovations and more.