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What is RDA Node Slovenia?

RDA Node Slovenia is a national RDA node established to act as a long-term central contact point between the Research Data Alliance and data practitioners, funding organizations, research agencies and other relevant stakeholders in Slovenia.

RDA Node Slovenia is coordinated by the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP). The RDA Node Slovenia data community was initially composed of the representatives of the Humanities (DARIAH-SI) and Linguistics (CLARIN.Si) research data infrastructures, and the University of Ljubljana. The node is, however, open for additional research data infrastructures, researchers and other interested stakeholders from Slovenia (see How to participate?). 


What are its aims?

The aims of the Node are general with some specific emphasis related to the coordination of the infrastructure development based on internationally recognised standards, e.g. CoreTrustSeal (CTS), and to the development of journal policies as one of the points in the National Action Plan that can impact the rise of data sharing culture:

  1. To foster a wide range of stakeholders across scientific domains in a diverse Slovenian data community and encourage their active engagement in this community;
  2. To represent Slovenian interests in the RDA Interest/Working groups and governing structures;
  3. To raise awareness of RDA activities, events and funding calls while encouraging active involvement of new Slovenian members in RDA activities;
  4. To promote RDA’s nationally relevant outputs, recommendations, and ICT Technical specifications in order to stimulate their adoption in the Slovenian research environment;
  5. To contribute to the implementation of the policy of open access to research data at a national level;
  6. To interact with national research funding bodies, ministries, and other relevant government officials to influence the implementation of an effective and durable open research data policy and digital research agendas;
  7. To promote and support data management best practices, standards and solutions in the Slovenian research area;
  8. To promote data citation, sharing rewards and crediting best practices amongst Slovenian publishers and stimulating the development of journal policies of research data deposit in connection to a paper publication.


How to participate?

This is a working area dedicated to the RDA activities, updates and events in Slovenia. 


We invite you to join the RDA Node Slovenia group by clicking Join Group button on the right.


By doing so, you will be automatically subscribed to the group mailing list and will receive all updates about the activities of the RDA Node Slovenia.
Do not hesitate to share your own updates via the posts to themailinglist or group calendar.


Node starter kit
RDA Europe Node programme materials

RDA general materials

RDA Node Slovenia materials

Recent Activity

15 Jul 2019

Early Career and Expert grants to support participation to the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki

Early Career and Expert grants to support participation to the 14th RDA Plenary in Helsinki – Calls now open! RDA Europe is offering financial support to Early Career and Expert European Researchers & Scientists working with data to attend the 14th RDA Plenary meeting, to be held in Helsinki, Finland 23-25 October 2019.

10 May 2019

Bilateral meeting with the Vice-Rector of University of Ljubljana, 10 May


On Friday the 10th of May, the bilateral meeting between the Vice-rector of University of Ljubljana (Matjaž Krajnc) and RDA Node Slovenia Coordination (Sonja Bezjak and Janez Štebe) was held.

The Slovenian RDA Node and the purpose of this year project was presented. The aim is to promote activities in relation to the National Open Access Strategy (2015) and the Action Plan (2017).

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11 Apr 2019

Presentation of RDA Node Slovenia at the RDA Europe Node Coordination Workshop, 11 April


The RDA Europe Node Coordination Workshop took place on 11 April 2019 in Prague within the EOSC-hub week.

The aims of the workshop were the following:

  • Facilitate networking between nodes
  • Review node management practices and coordination
    • What’s going well? What are we struggling with? How do we improve?
    • Share node management best practices
  • Plan and prioritise actions for the next six months


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23 Apr 2019

Meeting with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, 23 April


The first meeting with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport was held on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 10 am in the premises of the Ministry.

This was the first of the planned meetings with the Slovenian research funders, addressing the planned project's activity Action 4: Implementation of the National Policy for Open Research Data.

Topics of the meeting were:

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21 Feb 2019

Kick-off Meeting RDA Node Slovenia


The Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) became the coordinator of the RDA Node Slovenia with the successful application of the RDA Node Slovenija project within the framework of the RDA EU 4.0 Call. We invite you to the introductory meeting of the RDA Node Slovenija project, which will be held on Thursday, 21 February 2019, from 9.00 to 11.00 at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Agenda of the meeting:

1. Presentation of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the purpose of national RDA Node projects

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