Support for Establishment of National/Regional
Social Sciences Data Archives

Opening Data Services in Social Sciences - International Conference

Conference program

Day 1: March 21

09.00 Registration

09.30 Opening speakers

  • Dr. Dejan Erić, Director of the Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Žarko Obradović, Minister, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia
  • Jasmin Komić, Minister, Ministry for Science and Technology, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jasmin Branković, Deputy Minister, Ministry for Education and Science, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosinia and Herzegovina

10.00 A few words on the SERSCIDA project

  • Saša Madacki, Director, Human Rights Centre of University of Sarajevo

10.15 Keynote speaker

10.45 Break

11.15 Country Assessment Reports: policy, infrastructure and researchers' interest in data


12.00 Data services: an example from the University of Ljubljana

12.30 Lunch break

14.00 Data Services Movies

14.15 Role of CESSDA in SERSCIDA

14.45 Data Services: examples from the University of Essex and University of Lausanne

15:15 Benefits of Data Services for Researchers

16:30 End of day

Day 2, March 22

10.00 Open Access Keynote

10.45 The Region and Open Access:

12.00 Conference Conclusions
12.30 Close of Conference



Open Access

'Open Access' refers to the practice of granting free Internet access to research publications and data. As all research and innovation builds on earlier achievements, an efficient system for broad dissemination of and access to research publications and raw data can accelerate scientific progress. The OECD Declaration of 2008 states "that open access to, and unrestricted use of data promotes scientific progress and facilitates the training of researchers," as well as maximizing "the value derived from public investments in data collection efforts." SERSCIDA will address the need for improved and open access to and dissemination of primary data collected through research in social sciences while at the same time trying to support reinforcement of the existing national strategies and structures, and to contribute to development of new ones.