CESSDA provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.
CESSDA is organised as a limited company under Norwegian law and is owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministry of research or a delegated institution. Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen.
CESSDA works together with other European Research Infrastructures (ERICs) across Europe to promote and improve the visibility of social science and humanities research.
New data protection rules in the EU may lead to a strengthened Nordic cooperation.
A new improved search interface of the Aila Data Service offered by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) comes online.
This DARIAH Summer School for advanced humanities students, scholars, archivists and librarians is devoted to the reflection on the nature and the future of digital datasets in Humanities. It will be held in the City Library of Le Mans, France, 4th to 8th of July 2017.
DARIAH offers a Master Class, which will be held on May 4th and 5th 2017 in Florence.Deadline for applications: 15 April 2017.
The dates for the 6th ERIC Network Meeting, hosted by ICOS ERIC, have been announced.
A wealth of data is available within Europe to help address social research questions and policy challenges.
Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, updates us on her recent trip to Gandhinagar, India where she ran workshops on research data management and came up with a very cool dream about how chatbots can help prepare research data management plans for bidding to research councils in the future....
Libby Bishop, Producer Relations Manager and expert on the ethics of re-using data and informed consent at the UK Data Service, discusses the ethical considerations and the importance of setting standards when using social media data.