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RatSWD Working Papers

In the RatSWD Working Papers series, conceptual and historical papers dedicated to research data infrastructures are published.

Working Papers Series of the German Data Forum (RatSWD)

The RatSWD Working Paper Series was launched at the end of 2007. The online series is exclusively publishing conceptual and historical works dealing with the organization of the German statistical infrastructure and research infrastructure in the social, behavioural, and economic sciences. Papers that appear in the series deal primarily with the organization of Germany’s official statistical system, government agency research, and academic research infrastructure, as well as directly with the work of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). Papers, addressing the aforementioned topics in other countries as well as supranational aspects are particularly welcome.

RatSWD Working Papers are non-exclusive, which means that there is nothing to prevent you from publishing your work in another venue as well: all papers can and should also appear in professionally, institutionally, or locally specialized journals.

The views expressed in the RatSWD Working Papers are exclusively the opinions of their authors and not those of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). Its funding organisations have not influenced the publications.

The RatSWD Working Paper Series is edited by the chair of the German Data Forum (RatSWD):

since 2020 Monika Jungbauer-Gans
2014–2020 Regina T. Riphahn
2009–2014 Gert G. Wagner
2007–2008 Heike Solga

Opening up and Sharing Data from Qualitative Research: A Primer

Results of a workshop run by the research group „Digitalization and Science“ at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin on January 17, 2020 with research data centre staff and scientists of the Free Knowledge Fellow Program

Authors: Isabel Steinhardt, Caroline Fischer, Maximilian Heimstädt, Simon David Hirsbrunner, Dilek İkiz-Akıncı, Lisa Kressin, Susanne Kretzer, Andreas Möllenkamp, Maike Porzelt, Rima-Maria Rahal, Sonja Schimmler, René Wilke, Hannes Wünsche

Number: 273a/2021

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Understanding the Societal Impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Remarks on Roles, Challenges, and Expectations

Authors: Benedikt Fecher, Freia Kuper, Nataliia Sokolovska, Alex Fenton, Stefan Hornbostel, Gert G. Wagner

Number: 276/2021


White Paper on implementing the FAIR principles for data in the Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences

Authors: Noemi Betancort Cabrera, Elke C. Bongartz, Nora Dörrenbächer, Jan Goebel, Harald Kaluza, Pascal Siegers

Number: 274/2020


Anatomy of regional price differentials: Evidence from micro price data

Authors: Sebastian Weinand & Ludwig von Auer

Number: 268/2019


Formulation aids for research data centres on the topic of terms of use [German]

Authors: Lisa Pegelow, Claudia Neuendorf, Andreas Daniel, Daniel Buck

Number: 271/2020


Cross national research data: access, legality, ethics and opportunities

Workshop Report

Authors: German Data Forum and UK Data Forum

Number: 263/2017


What is important for Data Protection in science in the future?

General and specific changes in data protection for scientific use resulting from the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Authors: Katrin Schaar

Number: 258/2016

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Maintained Individual Data Distributed Likelihood Estimation (MIDDLE)

Authors: Steven M. Boker, Timothy R. Brick, Joshua N. Pritikin, Yang Wang, Timo von Oertzen, Donald Brown, John Lach, Ryne Estabrook, Michael D. Hunter, Hermine H. Maes, Michael C. Neale

Number: 254/2016


Predicting Road Conditions with Internet Search

Authors: Nikos Askitas

Number: 252/2016


Let’s make science metrics more scientific

Authors: Julia Lane

Number: 137/2010


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All RatSWD Working Papers are also listed in RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).