Discuss Data - Project details (Discuss Data)

Discuss Data: Open Platform for the Interactive Discussion of Research Data Quality (on the example of area studies on the post-Soviet region)


With Discuss Data the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen and the Göttingen State and University Library are currently creating an interactive online platform for the discussion of research data and their quality assessment. The aim is to create a place of academic communication for the community-specific curation, annotation and discussion of research data.

This is of special importance in view of an increasing debate within the academic community about the reliability and validity of research data. Thus, our virtual platform combines the upload of data collections not only with documentations of data collection but also enables at the same place the interactive evaluation of the data through the assessment of their quality, their contextualisation and discussion. The international community of experts will be enabled to report faulty data, in case of missing data to recommend alternative data sources and to extensively discuss the interpretation and application of data. Discuss Data presents the opportunity to structure and present feedback to research data and to transform the evaluation of research data from an individualistic to a collective procedure that benefits the whole academic community.

Discuss Data will serve as a layer between distributed repositories and scholars. For data storage and digital long-term preservation it will be connected to the DARIAH-DE repository and prospectively the Humanities Data Centre services. Trough cross-linkage with various external data sources the knowledge and debates about research data shall be collected interactively and made accessible to both the academic community and the interested public. Thereby, the VRE contributes to the creation of a project-independent, transregional and sustainable information infrastructure.



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