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Call for Contributions for 3rd INCONECSS now open

The world of business and economics research and information: Collaborate, compete or collapse? That is the question ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics raises at the third INCONECSS – International Conference on Economics and Business Information taking place on May 17 – 19, 2022. You would like to contribute? The call for contributions is now open! Further information is available here.

INCONECSS is an international conference for researchers, librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies. INCONECSS wants to be a platform for the exchange on changing user needs and services as well as on the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing.
INCONECSS encourages conversations between researchers, information specialists and other people working in fields related to information provision for research in Economics and Business Studies.

INCONECSS Community Meetings Focussing on Research Data

Every three months, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics invites you to their INCONECSS Community Meetings where you can delve into current topics in the field of economics and business information and share your experience with others.

The upcoming INCONECSS Community Meetings will take place on:

Sep 27, 2021: Research Data: Representations, Analytics and Visualizations
Dec 13, 2021: Trainings and Games Related to Research Data

Sign up and further information:

An Integrated Data Framework Guides Policy in Times of Dynamic Economic Shocks

Sudden and unforeseen shocks can cause incalculable and fast-changing economic dynamics to which policy makers need to respond quickly – as we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, data from traditional statistics that usually guide policy decisions are only available with non-negligible time delays. This leaves policy makers uncertain about how to most effectively manage their economic countermeasures to support businesses.

Given this information deficit, our colleagues from ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research propose a framework that guides policy makers throughout all stages of an unforeseen economic shock by providing timely and reliable data as a basis to make informed decisions. They do so by combining early stage ‘ad hoc’ web analyses, ‘follow-up’ business surveys, and ‘retrospective’ analyses of firm outcomes.

Learn more about the proposed integrated data framework in the recently published discussion paper.


We are excited that our „big sister“ BERD@NFDI was accepted for funding within the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) starting October 2021. The BERD@NFDI funding gives us the opportunity to lift BERD@BW to the next level and to sustainably develop and build a national cloud-based platform for FAIR Business, Economics and Related Data that reflects the whole data analytics pipeline. Of course, the BERD@BW services will also be accessible through BERD@NFDI. Follow BERD@NFDI on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date.