Data services
Support for Establishment of National/Regional
Social Sciences Data Archives

Future University of Sarajevo Digital Archive and Services trainees complete course in metadata with exceptional marks!

Aida Hajro and Nina Karać, trainees for the future University of Sarajevo Digital Archives and Services completed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's open online course in Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information.


Aida Hajro scored 99.2% and Nina Karać scored 97.9%


Although they have extensive knowledge of working with metadata and have been part of the BIH Memories (BIHME) project, they decided to set aside some extra time and work on further learning about metadata. 


Aida Hajro and Nina Karać are members of the SERSCIDA Technical Team in WP5 which is starting in December 2014.

Download this file (aida_metapodaci diploma.pdf)Coursera Statement of Accomplishment Aida Hajro[Coursera Statement of Accomplishment Aida Hajro]64 kB
Download this file (Coursera metadata 2013Nina.pdf)Coursera Statement of Accomplishment Nina Karac[Coursera Statement of Accomplishment Nina Karac]64 kB

Importance of archiving and sharing data

Currently, primary data collected through research in the social sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia remain mainly in the possession of researchers or research institutions that have conducted the research project for which the data have been collected. These data often remain unavailable to other researchers despite their high value for further analysis. There are no existing or sustainable social science data archives in these countries that can deal with issues of preservation and dissemination of these primary data.

Archiving and sharing data with a specialist data centre:

  • ensures safe-keeping of research data in a secure environment,
  • encourages scientific enquiry and debate,
  • increases the impact and visibility of research,
  • promotes and credits the research that created the data,
  • reduces the cost of duplicating data collection,
  • provides important resources for education and training and strengthens research methods.


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