On Friday the 24th of April 2019 the first of bilateral meetings of the Journal representatives of ‘Socialno delo’ (Social Work Journal) (Vera Grebenc and Martina Kerec) and RDA Node Slovenia Coordination (Sonja Bezjak and Janez Štebe) was held.
The short description of the purpose of Open Data Journal Policy and Research Data Citation Pilot was discussed, that is part of the workplan of the Node for 2019. The Chief Editor was present and her assistant, chief of the Library of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana. The Node representatives answered the questions. The main concern was that of the practice of data sharing among the research community is not established yet. The need for help desk and clear guidelines for researchers was emphasised from the representatives of the journal. The node representatives promised to prepare the draft template policy and journal contributors guidelines, to be discussed at the next meeting with all the journals present that are included in the pilot. The journal representatives welcomed the initiative and expressed the will to contribute in the project accordingly.