The OpenUP Pilot on Research Data Sharing, Validation and Dissemination in Social Sciences

  • Daniela LuziEmail author
  • Roberta Ruggieri
  • Lucio Pisacane
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 988)


The paper presents the results of a pilot carried out within the European project OpenUp (Opening up new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, dissemination of research results and impact measurement). Aim of the pilot is to investigate the applicability of peer review and/or Open Peer Review (OPR) to datasets in disciplines related to Social sciences. Main emphasis is given to the characteristic and features of data sharing and validation in this heterogeneous scientific field, thus providing the basis for the selection of the community chosen for the pilot. Indications emerging from the analysis of the interviews carried out in the pilot can drive the adoption of data quality assessment, and hence peer review, as well as provide some principles that can incentivize other scientific communities to share their research data.


Data quality Open data Open dataset review and validation Open Peer Review (OPR) Social sciences 



This study is part of the Horizon 2020 OpenUP project. Grant agreement no. 710722. The authors acknowledge the support and the collaborative efforts of the Human Mortality Database management team, namely Magali Barbieri (University of California, Berkeley and INED, Paris), Vladimir Shkolnikov (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and Dmitri A. Jdanov, Head of the Laboratory of Demographic Data at MPIDR. A great thanks goes to our CNR colleague Cristiana Crescimbene for the valuable technical support during the OpenUP Pilot.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies, National Research CouncilRomeItaly

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