RDA in Slovenia
The Slovenian Node will be run by the Social Science Data Archives (ADP) that was established in 1997 as an organizational unit of the Social Sciences Research Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The purpose of the RDA Node Slovenia is 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. The aims of the Node are focused towards facilitating the implementation of the National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Slovenia 2015-2020 and the Action Plan, 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 to enhance a culture of data sharing.
The National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Slovenia 2015-2020 and the Action Plan for the implementation of the national open access strategy already set national development priorities. However, there is no concrete programme of activity on the governmental side to implement the priorities in practice. The activities of the RDA Node Slovenia will support the implementation of the action plan by addressing key elements where extended coordination among national players is needed. The starting point will be identification of the areas where such coordination can profit from the alignment with international RDA professional communities’ tools and recommendations. The key areas addressed will be coordination of research data infrastructure services in delivering the common layer of services to improve interoperability and uneven support of scientific community needs regarding specifying DMP and open data access.