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How to set up and run a data service: the challenges of social science data

Article dated: 12-Aug-10

On 11-12 November 2010, the UK Data Archive will be hosting a workshop on how to set up and run a data service - the challenges of social science data.

The workshop aims to provide an overview of strategies and practices used at the UK Data Archive. how to It is suitable for those who actively work with, or whose immediate plans involve, storing and sharing social science data (including microdata, aggregate, qualitative and historical data).

As experts in the field, the Archive staff receive many enquiries and requests for visits from both the UK and abroad. This workshop is intended to address this audience, and may become an annual event. This event is unlikely to be suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate students unless they are working in an archiving-related area.

A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the full course.

The cost is £100. Some limited sponsorship may be available. The deadline for applications is 22 October 2010.