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On the topic of network data repositories:
Recently, Aaron Clauset's team in UC Boulder has taken the idea of
repositories in a new direction: rather than storing the data, they
created a searchable index/catalogue. The system provides metadata,
links to the original data, and a curated submission page.
This idea of indexing is highly valuable because the original authors
maintain ownership of the data. Moreover, not all data could be put
in a public repository because storage requires licensing and creates
a legal responsibility. Indexing complements the Data Exchange Network
(below), which actually provide peer review and permanent storage.
On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM, Juergen Pfeffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hello Socnetters,
> I would like to invite you to publish your SNA data with Connections.
> Deadline for short DEN articles (see details below) for the next issue is
> June 20th. But articles are welcome at any time.
> The new Data Exchange Network (DEN) feature of Connections is to meet the
> goal of providing citable references for datasets and instruments. The Data
> Exchange Network (DEN) will serve as repository for peer-reviewed datasets
> in the field of social network analysis. These datasets can be use used in
> educational context or for research. The main criteria for acceptance
> (beside scientific rigor) is the chance that other researchers in our field
> might be interested in the data.
> Submissions must include an electronic version of the network dataset and/or
> instrument and a short article (not to exceed 2,500 words) describing the
> data being submitted (with a focus on the data collections/preparation
> process). These articles need not be as detailed as a full codebook, but
> should provide enough information that other researchers may appropriately
> use the data. Additionally, the article should contain any information about
> the context from which the data were collected that may be relevant to
> others for appropriately using the data. All materials submitted for the DEN
> will be peer-reviewed to ensure the utility and usability of the
> data/instrument. Data should be submitted in the most generic format
> possible (preferably in Excel or text files). Accepted DEN contributions
> must be described fully and clearly and any threats to validity should be
> made transparent.
> Submit article to: [log in to unmask]
> Best wishes,
> Juergen Pfeffer
> Professor of Computational Social Science & Big Data
> Technical University of Munich / Bavarian School of Public Policy
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