We welcome you at the CESSDA Training Days

November 27-28, 2019

at GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany

Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Köln


GESIS will host a two-day event showcasing diverse training resources on both tools and services, several produced in 2019. There will be two tracks of events. The first is directed toward training resources for researchers. The second track will be on resources for direct use by service provider staff. Some of these might include how staff can support researchers using their resources. There will be materials at both introductory and advanced levels, and formats will be varied, including presentations, video, demonstrations, and workshops.

Tools and Services for Service Provider (or other repository) staff

  • Introduction to Digital Preservation – for new service provider staff
  • Preparing Metadata for the CESSDA Data Catalogue
  • CESSDA Vocabulary Service
  • Documentation and Metadata for Geodata
  • Documentation and Metadata for Social Media Data

Tools and Services for Researchers

  • Harmonization of variables, including case studies with real data
  • Geodata Referencing with ESS Case Study
  • Data Linking – Surveys, Social Media, and Geo data

You can find the program in pdf-format here.

Wednesday 27 November - Tools and Services for Repository Staff Members

10.00-10.15 Welcome and Introductions Libby Bishop
10.15-11.30 Role of Archives in Digital Preservation – Mini Workshop Jonas Recker
11.30-12.15 CESSDA Data Catalogue Mari Kleemola
12.15-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-14.15 Three Short Videos: Libby Bishop
  1) Controlled Vocabulary Services (content prepared by Sharon Bolton and Taina Jääskeläinen)
  2) Metadata Office and the CESSDA Metadata Model (CMM)
  3) Archiving Social Media Data
14.15-15.15 Break and networking  
15.15-16.00 Metadata and Documentation for Survey Data Alexander Jedinger
16.00-17.00 GESIS’ Data Management and Sharing Portal SowiDataNet and Preservation Workflows: Call for pilot(s) Jonas Recker

Thursday 28 November - Resources for Researchers

09.30-10:30 Data Linking I: Survey data & social media data Johannes Breuer
10.30-11:30 Data Linking II: Georeferenced survey data (includes training content prepared by K. Borschewski, A. Förster, S. Jünger, and W. Zenk-Möltgen) Stefan Jünger
11:30-11.45 Break  
11:45-12:30 Geo Data/ Referencing (with European Election Studies Data), Participants are asked to bring their own laptop and install the QGIS Software in advance. Seraphim Alvanides
12.30-13.30 Lunch (note event below, also during lunch hour)  
13.00-13.30 Metadata Office and the CESSDA Metadata Model (Q and A) André Förster
13.30-14.15 How to manage big data (well) - a digitalized process-chain Inga Brentel
14.15-15.00 Data Harmonization in Practice – The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Katharina Blinzler
15.00 Close Libby Bishop