Discover the insights of our very first workshop designed for students and academics!
On Thursday 19 October, data.europa.eu hosted its very first workshop on ‘How to use open data for your research’ with the participation of more than 200 attendees. This successful workshop was designed for students, academics, or anyone else interested. The goal of the workshop was to showcase the relevance and importance of open data for academic purposes.
The data.europa.eu team initiated the workshop, introducing the data.europa.eu portal, its purpose and its services. Following this, the team demonstrated how one can efficiently search and filter for specific open datasets.
During the workshop, three universities provided distinct perspectives on using open data for academic purposes. The universities present were KU Leuven, University of Amsterdam, and University of Naples L'Orientale. The KU Leuven Research Repository provided valuable resources to students by giving access to open research data through their database. The University of Amsterdam presented a practical example of how linking open data can drive research. Lastly, The UniOR NLP Research Group of the University of Naples L'Orientale showcased a real-life example of exploiting open data for applications.
Following the presentations by the different universities, a short practical assignment was given to all the participants. This was the moment to put their learnings into practice. Participants engaged in an interesting, hypothetical case in which they had to find and utilize open datasets to arrive at answers. Participants shared their findings and after the case a final Q&A session was held, during which they could ask questions or share insights.
If you are interested to better understand what this session was about, please find the recording of the workshop here.