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Research Data Centre for audio-visual data of qualitative social research (RDC-aviDa)

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aviDa focusses on opening and sharing videographic research data, i.e. video data collected by researchers in the social field. It is aimed at all researchers in the field of qualitative videography of empirical social research. aviDa allows to make accessible research data from primary researchers to third parties and reused for research and teaching purposes via the web.

  • Status: Preliminary
  • Data Offer: Qualitative

Based on DepositOnce, the repository for research data and publications of the Technische Universität Berlin, aviDa has been established since July 2018 as a prototypical research data infrastructure (RDI) for the long-term, community-based digital preservation and reuse of audio-visual research data. It has been built up in cooperation between the Department of General Sociology of the Technische Universität Berlin, the Chair of Cultural and Religious Sociology of the University of Bayreuth, the University Library, and the Central Institution for Campus Management (ZECM) of the TU Berlin. In doing so, the foundation was laid for a sustainable and stable web-based platform with high usability and efficiency, which is intended to serve the (science-internal) exchange of research data for subsequent use in research and teaching.

For the planned second term, aviDa was again able to win numerous important cooperation partners: Cooperation agreements have been signed with the DFG Collaborative Research Centers 1171 and 1265, the chairs of Cultural and Religious Sociology, German Linguistics and Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Bayreuth, as well as the RatSWD-accredited FDZ Qualiservice at the University of Bremen.

Available data

aviDa can currently provide access on request to a sociology of religion corpus of 927 video files (704 GB) in three sub-studies. The metadata of the corpus is freely accessible (http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10515):

Audience emotions in sports and religion. Subcorpus religion: “Celebrations”.
Knoblauch, Hubert; Haken, Meike; Wetzels, Michael (2020-09-09).

  • Audience emotions in sports and religion. Subcorpus religion: “Celebrations”. Part 1: Leipzig 2016
    Haken, Meike; Wetzels, Michael (2020-09-09).
  • Audience emotions in sports and religion. Subcorpus religion: “Celebrations”. Part 2: Krakow 2016
    Haken, Meike; Wetzels, Michael (2020-09-09).
  • Audience emotions in sports and religion. Subcorpus religion: “Celebrations”. Part 3: Berlin/Wittenberg 2017
    Haken, Meike; Wetzels, Michael (2020-06-09).

In January 2021, a first sub-study of the videographic research data corpus from the project “Social Distancing and New Spatial Forms of Interaction” (Berlin University Alliance) was added in open access (http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-11341). Eight further partial studies are to follow by March 2021:

Social Distancing and New Spatial Forms of Interaction
Tuma, René; Knoblauch, Hubert; Flick, Uwe (2021-01-26)

  • Social Distancing and new spatial forms of interaction. Substudy 1
    Pach, Helen (2021-01-26).

The data supply is to be continuously expanded.

Contact

aviDa
Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät VI: Planen Bauen Umwelt
Institut für Soziologie
Fraunhoferstraße 33-36
Sekretariatszeichen FH 9-1
D-10587 Berlin

E-Mail: avida@as.tu-berlin.de