Critical Knowledge Forum: Open Science and FAIR Data in Slovenia
Talk will be presented by Dr. Sonja Bezjak, Social Sciences Data Archives, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Slovenian Social Science Data Archive is one of the major players in the promotion and implementation of open data in Slovenia, especially in the social sciences. It is also the service provider for Slovenia to Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). In this lecture the Slovenian context of open science will be presented: policies and legal bases for sharing research data, the process of open data implementation and common barriers to data sharing. We will pay special attention to the implementation of the data sharing commitment at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s leading and largest public university. Through the University of Ljubljana example, we aim to show the obstacles at several steps of the implementation of the policy and the benefits of the collaboration between the archive and the university.
About the Speaker
Dr. Sonja Bezjak is a sociologist. Since 2012, she has been working at the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She is a Head of Acquisition and Ingest. Her main responsibilities include training researchers in research data management planning and supporting other stakeholders in the research community in the implementation of open data, e.g. advising on the development of open data policies for the research organisations and the editorial boards of scientific journals. She is a member of “Journals and outreach” and “Training” groups at the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). In her spare time, she is an activist for environmental and social justice. She initiated foundation of the Museum of Madness in the village Trate, Slovenia, where she spent her childhood.
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