This is the second in a series of news stories from across the CESSDA collaboration, which spans sixteen European countries with national data archives and services.
After starting on our journey from Bergen, the seat of the main office of CESSDA, we now head eastward towards the Baltic and Mediterranean sea to learn about what lies ahead in the consortium's data archives there.
This year, the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov - ADP) celebrates its 20th anniversary and will mark the occasion by launching a new website that will be more user friendly and informative, interactively presenting the organisation’s mission and all the services offered. The new website will be launched in April (...)
By the end of 2016, the Czech Social Science Data Archive (ČSDA) was certified with the Data Seal of Approval and 2017 went off to a good start as CSDA received funding for a large research project which will run until the end of 2019. The "ČSDA research" project, funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, is a collaboration between ČSDA and individual researchers from the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which encompasses ČSDA (...)
A range of new services and strategies relating to the archiving of social science data are in the process of being rolled out at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Germany. The BETA version of the data discovery service gesisDataSeach came online earlier this year and is based on up-to-date metadata harvested from social science research data collections worldwide.
The Lithuanian Data Archive for Humanities and Social Sciences (LiDA) is constantly adding new data collections coming from national and international surveys. The addition in recent months of the Lithuanian National Elections Study as well as data from the European Social Survey and International Social Survey Programme conducted in Lithuania are some examples and further acquisitions will be a priority during the coming year (...)
The Slovak Archive of Social Data (SASD) is planning to enhance its data collection by adding some key public opinion surveys from the 1990s which until now have not been archived. These surveys are particularly interesting as they cover a period of political and economic transformation of the country, presenting data on issues such as the split of Czechoslovakia, NATO, EU membership, etc. (...)
The Greek research infrastructure for the social sciences (So.Da.Net) has obtained further funding as a result of the submission of a research proposal within the framework of the “National Strategy for Research Innovation and Smart Specialization 2014-2020”. The funding will allow SoDaNet to implement its strategy as well as to further meet goals and objectives set by CESSDA; the implementation of the project is about to begin (...)
Stay tuned for further news from across the CESSDA collaboration later this year.
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Read the previous news story "The road ahead for CESSDA’s Nordic data archives".
The toolkit aims to support organisations wishing to set themselves up as new national data services in the social sciences.
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.
Between November 2016 and February 2017, FORS, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, conducted an online survey of social science researchers in Switzerland to better understand researchers’ attitudes, practices, and needs specifically regarding data sharing and re-use.
The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) celebrates the centenary of Finland's independence by publishing a new data theme page on the sixth day of each month starting from April.
The purpose of the job is the initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of internal or external CESSDA projects, reporting directly to CESSDA's Senior Project Manager and responsible to the Chief Operations Officer.
Highlights from 2016 from CESSDA's partner in Sweden SND are presented in its annual report 2016 published last week.
Use of the FSD’s flagship service, Aila Data Portal, increased by leaps and bounds in 2016.
The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is delighted to announce that Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) data from 2014-2015 are now available in SPSS format.