Today's call minutes and next meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 12pm UTC

07 May 2020
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Dear colleagues,
Our today's call minutes are here

and slightly revised Recommendations are here
We want to collect some use cases next week and we will share the template
in the coming days.
We've also agreed to move our next week's call to Wednesday, May 13 at 12pm
UTC at (to have more time to work on
the next version of Recommendations and Guidelines).
Have a nice weekend,
Best wishes,
Iryna and Amy

  • Claudia Bauzer Medeiros's picture

    Author: Claudia Bauzer ...

    Date: 07 May, 2020

    Dear all,
    In a multi-country medical panel earlier today, I heard a Spanish health researcher
    say that Europe created a task force of health experts, to identify specific
    actions re vulnerable populations. This task force produced a new "classification"
    of vulnerable populations:
    a) those who are already considered vulnerable, (and thus more prone to suffer from
    COVID), e.g., migrants, or those with low income, stigmatized minorities
    b) those who are becoming vulnerable ***because of COVID***. and who fall into 5
    classes - 1) people suffering from chronic diseases and who cannot be treated as
    usual; 2) senior citizens living in retirement homes, 3) health professionals who
    will among others suffer from post-traumatic stress, 4) people suffering from mental
    health problems (with extremely high incidence of OCD because of isolation), and 5)
    those who lost their jobs
    These are health-related vulnerabilities, and thus do not apply to our concerns of
    sharing data from vulnerable communities/groups/
    However, this presentation made me realize that through COVID new kinds of
    vulnerability are emerging. Are there any social sciences studies that consider
    this? Or just health-related?

  • Valeria Quochi's picture

    Author: Valeria Quochi

    Date: 13 May, 2020

    Dear colleagues,
    my name is Valeria Quochi, I am a Linguist Researcher at the Italian
    National Research Council and a member of the CLARIN research
    infrastructure.  Firstly, I apologise for not having been able to
    participate to the calls nor to the writing sprints as I hoped
    initially.  Anyhow, I managed to follow up with the guidelines document
    and I would like to contribute the perspective of Research
    Infrastructures (especially CLARIN which I know best).  I managed to add
    some comments with suggestions. Please, feel free even to reject them
    altogether if you think them unuseful.
    As background information, in case you are unaware of the initiative:
    CLARIN is a very active RI for the Social Sciences and Humanities and a
    point of reference for language-related research. CLARIN, a European
    Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC, Landmark under ESFRI), has the
    mission to create and maintain a distributed infrastructure to support
    the sharing, (re)use and sustainability of interoperable language data
    and tools for research in the humanities and social sciences and beyond.
    The initiative is rooted in the vision that all digital language
    resources, be it in written, spoken, or multimodal form, are accessible
    through a single sign-on online environment and a networked federation
    of centres.
    It t also strictly liase and collaborate with other major RIs and
    projects focused especially of Open Science and data interoperability,
    such as SSHOC. CLARIN- ERIC is currently partnering with WageIndicator
    for the Survey on Living and Working in Times of Corona, and has
    committed to assist the SSH community in COVID-19 related research with
    some initiatives
    Hoping to be helpful,
    Best regards,
    Valeria Quochi

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