Open – Connective – Sustainable / AGATE: A Community Driven Digital Infrastructure for SSH Research(ers) at the European Academies

16 Jan 2017 (All day)

Open – Connective – Sustainable

AGATE: A Community Driven Digital Infrastructure for SSH Research(ers) at the European Academies

The second workshop of the project “Elaboration of a Concept for a European Academies Internet Gateway (AGATE)” will take place on Monday, 16 January 2017, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

The workshop’s objective is to introduce and discuss the concept and working plan for a digital infrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences research of the science academies in Europe (AGATE). Furthermore, the workshop seeks to initiate an open dialogue between the SSH researchers at the science academies with representatives of European infrastructures on the contribution of AGATE to the vision of Open Science in Europe. The planned infrastructure will have to meet two main tasks: firstly, to enhance the visibility of the academies’ SSH research activities and the discoverability and reusability of the research data and results and secondly, to support researchers with information and services that facilitate research activities and publication practices in the digital age and international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The technical, social, and organizational features of the proposed digital infrastructure will be sketched out in short introductory presentations and an expert’s comment. After each of the thematic sections there will be space for a result-oriented discussion with representatives of the core consortium and the workshop participants about the feasibility and practicability of the proposed solutions. Especially SSH researchers, ICT-experts and digital librarians and archivists from the European science academies as potential users and data providers are invited to join the discussions about the shape of a future AGATE.

Further information about the programme will be available soon. Participation is free, but registration is required (ott@akademienunion-berlin.de). The workshop language will be English.

Date: 16.01.2017
Organisation: Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Project “Elaboration of a Concept for a European Academies Internet Gateway (AGATE)”
Research funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Organizer: Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Location: Einstein Hall Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of
Sciences and Humanities Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin – Germany

For additional information, please contact the Scientific Coordinator of the project Dr Ulrike Wuttke (wuttke@akademienunion-berlin.de).