Exploring JoREP 2.0: RISIS Training May 2017
15 participants from across Europe, including Italy, Spain, Hungary and Belgium took part in RISIS training last week at IRCrES CNR, Rome. ‘Exploring JoREP 2.0: features and potential uses in the studies on Europeanisation of research activities’ took place from May 25-26 2017.
The course aimed to introduce JoREP 2.0 database, present new features of the infrastructure, highlight the specific contents and frame its potential uses in the context of the theoretical background on which has been designed. Participants were also trained to address research questions on joint programming within the European Research Area using the infrastructure.
On day 1, the morning sessions focused on the description of the theoretical framework regarding joint R&D programmes in the context of the Europeanisation studies and provided some introductory notes about the main features of the joint R&D programmes collected in JoREP 2.0.
The afternoon sessions started with an introduction on the quality of data in JoREP 2.0 database, which included a presentation of the sources, potentialities and limitations for the data analysis. After a presentation of the technical structure of the database and the characteristics of the variables, the participants had their first interaction with the database. A final presentation and application of querying techniques with MS Access prepared the students for a hands-on session based on selected examples of extractions and elaborations of JoREP data.
The second day started with further exercises on selected examples of extractions and elaborations of JoREP data and was also dedicated to interact with participants on how use the database. Then, participants were introduced to explore the possibility of using JoREP 2.0 to perform a network analysis in order to study collaboration among countries in transnational joint research programmes.
As a major result from the course, the trainees got acquainted with the features of JoREP 2.0 and received suggestions on how to exploit it according to their research interests, using MS Access for data extraction and e.g. performing network analyses.
Course materials are available at: http://risis.eu/event/exploring-jorep2/