WS 2 – Programme

The Second CESSDA SaW Collaboration Workshop
Zagreb, Croatia.

01st-02nd March, 2017


Program Zagreb workshop


09:00 – 09:30       COFFEE and REGISTRATION
09:30 – 09:35       Welcome TBA
09:35 – 09:45       Introduction and overall information about the workshop
09:45 – 10:30       PLENARY

  • Developments of CESSDA and the CESSDA SaW project – Ivana Versic (CESSDA MO)
  • Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI), general overview – TBA
10:30 – 11:00       COFFEE BREAK (Coffee / Tea)
11:00 – 12:30       Parallel session 1 : TRUST

Parallel session 1 : AAI

12:30 – 13:30       LUNCH
13:30 – 14:00       PLENARY

Preservation policy guidelines for research data services – Trond Kvamme (NSD / task leader task 4.2) *

14:00 – 15:30       Parallel session 2 : TRUST **

Parallel session 2 : AAI ***

15:30 – 16:00       COFFEE BREAK (Coffee / Tea)
16:00 – 17:30        Side Meetings various tasks CESSDA SaW Project
20:00        DINNER



08:30 – 09:00       Coffee / Tea
09:00 – 10:30       Parallel session 3 : TRUST

Parallel session 3 : AAI

10:30 – 11:00       COFFEE BREAK (Coffee / Tea)
11.30 – 12.30       Parallel session task 4.4 : ****
Strengthening the CESSDA SP community through sustainable support services Dataverse and how it can be used to to strengthen and develop new research services.Parallel session : *****
Technical Roadmap CESSDA – John Shepherdson (UKDA – chair CESSDA’s technical working group)
12:30 – 13:00       LUNCH
13:30 – 14:30       PLENARY and Wrap-up



Plenary presentation: Preservation policy guidelines for research data services – Trond Kvamme (NSD / task leader task 4.2)

Clear and explicit policies play a vital role in sustaining long-term preservation and accessibility of research data. A well-defined policy framework establishes a platform of trust between stakeholders involved in the funding, creation, preservation and dissemination of research outputs. A transparent set of policies support internal data curation procedures and ensures accountability and allow for external quality control. This strengthens the trust between archive service providers, funders and researchers.

In the DASISH project (2012-2014) a selection of guidelines and recommendations for the articulation of preservation policies were described and compared, mapping the current scope and content of policies and procedures, particularly in the SSH domain.

Building on the work in DASISH, CESSDA SaW will provide high-level guidance in setting up and preparing a preservation policy framework for research data services. The aim is to provide a resource and a template that can assist well-established and new/developing data archives to prepare, articulate and upgrade their policy framework.

This presentation will describe the policy template that is currently being developed in CESSDA SaW.


Sessions on Trust & the Data Seal of Approval

There will be three sessions about Trust and the Data Seal of Approval, aiming at the staff of Service Providers, involved in the DSA assessment. In the first session, there will be a presentation of the Gap Analysis Report. This report will be based on the self-assessments sent in by all participants.  This will be followed by a discussion on all the issues, “gaps”, mentioned in the report.

In the second session, the discussion on the gaps will be continued. Formulation of general lessons and guidance for the CESSDA SP’s concerning DSA certification. How much guidance is needed? Individually, collectively?

This discussion will be continued in the third session, with a focus on the time schedule and the planning for the rest of the year.


Session on Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI)

The sessions on AAI – Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure, start with a plenary session which aims to reach a broad audience by introducing the topic to interested service provider employees.

The following two sessions are designed to bring together technical staff of CESSDA service providers. AAI infrastructures and preparations towards its implementation into the participants’ home organisations will be discussed, as well as an overall strategy to implement AAI in the CESSDA community.

The session on day two of the workshop will focus on technical matters of AAI. This session will cover the AAI technologies, protocols, and components, besides the basic ideas of AAI implementation.


Session on Dataverse and how it can be used to to strengthen and develop new research data services – Mike Priddy (DANS, task leader task 4.4)

Within work package 4 we have underway a number of Dataverse pilots based upon partner needs to evaluate both Dataverse as a platform for provision of solutions for our user communities, and to establish how, as a community of service providers, we can support each other.

This session will consist of 3 presentations and time to discuss the key challenges:

  • Strengthening the CESSDA SP community through sustainable support services
  • Dataverse: an introduction
  • How Dataverse is being used in the SaW pilots


Session on CESSDA Technical Roadmap – John Shepherdson (UKDA – chair CESSDA’s technical working group)

The CESSDA Technical Roadmap is a high-level view of the various technical activities (and relevant theoretical/policy work that feeds into them) on a periodic basis, so that the direction of travel with respect to building and maintaining CESSDA’s technical Research Infrastructure is clear. The audience can get a sense of what is in place, and what is to come on a year by year basis. It includes work plan activities, Annex 6 activities and relevant workpackage tasks of EU-funded projects (such as SaW and SERISS).