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EGA is an extensive archive of biomedical patient data

European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA) archives and distributes patient data collected in biomedical studies. EGA is a part of the European Elixir data infrastructure that serves life sciences. The repository is one of the world’s most extensive ones.

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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD Repository and Archive (Novel Materials Discovery) distributes data related to materials science, a discipline incorporating physics, chemistry and engineering in order to design and discover new materials. The repository and archive provide the data under a Creative Commons license in raw and processed formats.

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The Language Bank of Finland serves digital humanities and social sciences

The Language Bank began as CSC’s science support branch for language research. The last few years have seen the Language Bank also actively seek to reach out to other digital humanities and social sciences.

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What to take into consideration when compiling research material?

Research material management begins already before collecting the data itself. At the very least, it is important to know who the target users are and how they are going to use it, as well as how they will be able to access the data and with what kind of rights.

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What a researcher should know about persistent identifiers

Even the most useful information has no practical value if nobody can access it. Digitalization only aggravates the problem. Persistent identifiers (PID) are the internet’s way to point at documents and other items that should remain findable as long as possible.

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Language technology paving the way for digital humanities

Computational methods are nothing new in digital humanities and social sciences but language research has a special tool that puts it ahead of the pack: language technology, a field that combines linguistics and computer science.

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