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KonsortSWD provides services around research data in the social, educational, behavioural, and economic sciences.

Supporting research data centres

Creating benchmark processes and quality standards to support RDCs in implementing FAIR principles for sustainable and trustworthy data access.

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RDM project grants

RDM project grants support researchers in preparing and making available relevant new data collections for secondary use in accordance with the FAIR principles.

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Persistent identifiers for variables

Making the content of any datasets referenceable and findable.

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Making data more findable

Best practices for enhancing the visibility of research data in metasearch engines such as Google & Co.

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Open APIs for standardised data access

Reducing obstacles to data use and data provision through standardised interfaces.

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RDCnet

Connecting guest researcher workplaces to facilitate simple yet secure access to non-anonymised microdata.

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CODI – A service for coding open responses in surveys

Automatically and efficiently coding text responses to open-ended questions into standardised, quality assured categories.

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Harmonised Variables – Combining survey data more easily through standardised and harmonised variables

Unlocking the potential of survey data from multiple sources by achieving their interoperability.

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MICA – The online forum for research data

Easy-access service enabling the use of new data resources and the exchange of expert knowledge.

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Developing and exchanging RDM skills

Online platform featuring teaching and information material.

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QualidataNet – Sharing and re-using qualitative research data

Support of archiving and sharing of qualitative data in social research.

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Supporting research data management in qualitative social research

Tools, templates, and guidelines on key ethical, legal, and practical challenges to RDM of qualitative data.

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Open data format

Open, non-proprietary format compatible with common statistical programs for sharing research data and metadata.

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Linking textual data

Linking textual data with other types of data.

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