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EOSC Future grant: FAIR principles in Occupational safety and health

Summary

The project team took steps to implement FAIR principles in practice by transforming collected research data (2006 – 2022) in the field of Occupational safety and health (OSH). The main goal of the project was to create an openly accessible research data platform which can be used across multiple scientific domains at the Riga Stradins University (RSU) and beyond for any measurements and surveys’ results preparation. The project contributes to RSU’s capacity to implement FAIR principles and to EOSC community as the data will be published in the RSU Dataverse, which is a data resource within EOSC and OpenAire.  

The project results in Riga Stradinš University becoming and EOSC resource provider and onboarding the RSU Dataverse as an EOSC Resource. 

Figure 1 Web interface of the RSU Dataverse occupational health repository

Within the project, we have processed different data types and stored them according to FAIR principles in Dataverse, where all interested parties are welcome to collaborate. Datasets consist of important information regarding occupational health and safety in workplaces all over Latvia within a period of 2006 – 2022. Data is structured and collected according to guidelines of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) and can contribute to understanding the primary steps of improving work conditions in different sectors and improving the general physical and mental health of the Latvian population.

People and organisations

Ingmars Kreismanis 

https://www.rsu.lv/en/ingmars-kreismanis

Ingmārs Kreišmanis is a research project coordinator responsible for RDM at Riga Stradins University (RSU). Currently, he is implementing RDM system according to FAIR principles, providing researchers with the necessary infrastructure, as well as guiding materials and training in RSU.

Svetlana Lakisa

https://www.rsu.lv/en/svetlana-lakisa

Svetlana Lakiša a researcher and is currently a PhD student focusing her research on sickness absenteeism and presenteeism in Latvia. 

Linda Paegle 

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2205-6676

Linda Paegle is a researcher holding master’s degree in public health. Experience to provide statistical analysis of survey data with the statistical software.

Ivars Vanadzins 

https://www.rsu.lv/en/ivars-vanadzins

Ivars Vanadziņš currently is the director of the IOSEH with more than 15 years of experience in research on various occupational health issues. He has also been a member of a consortium responsible for the creation and testing of ESENER survey intended to survey opinions on new and emerging occupational risks in Europe (led by TNS KANTAR and EU-OSHA).

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