The Research Documentation Centre (RDC) at the Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) documents, archives and makes research collections accessible for re-use. The curation proccess is conducted in close cooperation with the researchers.
Data management is an institutionally expected and supported task in the international research practice. Around the world in many research facilities, the comprehensive documentation of research data and the transparent data management is a part of the normal operation.
The RDC is the first Hungarian scientific data repository to gain this title.
More than 50 documents – focus group interviews, videos, comments – formed the basis of the book published in 2014 under the title „The Nation in Everyday Life”, edited by Margit Feischmidt, are available in the RDC repository .
The RDC repository provides access to the questionnaire documents of the research focused on the relationship between school carreer opportunities and ethnicity that was carried out under the leadership of Márai Neményi in 2006-2007.
The importance of research data storage and sharing is increasing all over the word.
The survey-based research led by Nikosz Fokasz on the credit crisis and social innovation is now available as a collection in the RDC. Two of CSS HAS's researchers participated in the study.
The data of a research collection led by Gabriella Szabó on the radical right in Hungary and Romania is now available in the RDC.
A new survey data collection about the perception of climate change in Hungary in now available.
Fruzsina Albert's large-scale interview collection with inmates of Hungarian prisons is now available at the Research Documentation Centre.
The research conducted 2003-2004 by Pál Tamás dealt with the Hungarian research-development systems, it collected opinions and conclusions of the Hungarian elite in EU- and international research networks. The collection is now available.