Data Management Workshop for SC-HASS

University of Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia Campus)

1 April 2019 08:30 – 12:30 Data Management Workshop for SC-HASS


The Standing Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is having a conference in Ushuaia next April. At Polar2018 in Davos, Switzerland during the HASSEG business meeting the subject of data management within HASSEG was again discussed.


The organisers of the Ushuaia conference has made time available for us to have a workshop on data management and how SC-HASS can embrace this to shape the future of this group within preserving our information collected through the years.


Julián Kelly of the University of Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia Campus) made their facilities available at their campus to host this workshop on the morning of 1 April 2019. The University will provide transportation from the campus to the Museum so there will be no problem for those attending the Polar Museum Network (PMN) Workshop in the afternoon and evening. The Data Management Workshop will be from 08:30 to 12:30, at 12:30 there will be mini buses for transport to PMN workshop. The University will provide a coffee break for the data management workshop as well. Those attending the PMN workshop will be able to have a quick lunch at one of the many places near the museum before the PMN starts.


Ria Olivier and Ursula Rack are the organisers of this workshop and please contact them for any questions.


Draft statement and programme


Workshop on data management – 1 April 2019 – University of Tierra del Fuego


The main objectives of the Ushuaia conference are to provide a space for exchanging information about research in Antarctic humanities and social sciences, stimulate and organise research ideas, and develop future collaborations, therefore the preserving of our information within this group fits in well with this objective.


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) within Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) states the following:


Data and information are valuable and irreplaceable resources. Proper management of data and information is not an “add-on” or an additional task; it is a fundamental aspect of modern science.


In the pursuit of various scientific objectives, it is often necessary to use data and information collected by scientists from many countries. SCAR recognizes the critical and essential importance of the stewardship of data and information within national and international programmes and its accessibility to all.


Until now the focus of data was mainly on the natural sciences, but the need for history, humanities and social sciences to preserve their data has become an essential and integral part of research with these disciplines within SCAR environment.


This one day workshop will allow participants to get a better idea of what data management entails within the discipline of research data management (RDA) and within SCAR. It will provide participants with information and tools to develop their own data management plan in order to preserve their data and to make it available for research. The following aspects will be discussed:

If you are interested in joining the SC-HASS data management 2019 workshop, please contact Ria Olivier per email or per WhatsApp +27 615 028 471. (Please include your email address, cell phone number, affiliation and field of interest) The response deadline is 15 December 2018.


We would also like you to send us an email regarding your expectations and what you would like to gain from this data management workshop. Please keep in mind that the workshop will start off with a few background presentations, but time will be available to discuss participants own data. During the conference Ria Olivier will be available to discuss specifics with delegates. A finalised programme for the workshop will be provided at a later stage


Looking forward to see you in Ushuaia.