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RISIS Methodological course: Call for application

Call for application for the course “Application of Latent Class Modelling to research policy and higher education studies” is now open. The course will take place in Lugano, Switzerland, from 9 to 10 September 2019.   During the course, Benedetto Lepori, professor in Science Communication at USI (Università della svizzera italiana), and Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini, researcher in economic science at USI, will introduce basic concepts and rationales of Latent Class Modelling, in order to understand…

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Risis Core Facility, the RISIS heart

Even datasets have a heart. In particular, RISIS heart is called RISIS Core Facitity.   The objective of Risis Core Facility (RCF) is to provide a ground-breaking infrastructure for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) studies. In order to get a functional core, the infrastructure must provide a unique entry point online, with which RISIS user can access a monitored and secured workspace.   This workspace will be designed to provide services to user interested in…

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Focus on RISIS: the structure

Which is the structure of RISIS?   RISIS contains 13 datasets that will integrate with four new datasets dealing with important lasting research and policy issues: Three datasets concern world largest firms (CIB), European venture capital (VICO) and fast growing mid-sized firms (Cheetah); Two datasets deal with European trans-border programmes (EUPRO e JoREP), and European public research actors, with ORGREG, which serves as repository, and ETER database on universities, PROs and university hospitals; Output datasets…

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Zenodo, safe place for RISIS results

“Knowledge is the currency of the new economy”: with this sentence, that marks the beginning of a document released by the European Commission in 2012, is started a flow of policy reports focusing on open access to the results of research.   Recently, also RISIS has gained a relevant step towards open access world, to reduce asymmetries in actors who produce new knowledge, in the places where knowledge is generated, and in the issues addressed.…

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RISIS & Friends: The Research Infrastructures

According to European Commission, Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities that provide resources and services for research communities to conduct research and foster innovation.    “They can be used beyond research, for education or public services and they may be single-sited, distributed, or virtual”, they said. “They include major scientific equipment or sets of instruments, collections, archives or scientific data, computing systems and communication networks, and any other research and innovation infrastructure of a unique nature…

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