CESSDA is one of the five “ESFRI Landmarks” in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) recognised in the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 and is aiming to become an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) in 2017.
Besides the building of the various infrastructures (i.e. the core activity), dissemination of the results and getting potential users involved are important goals of all these ERICs, as without real users, a beautiful infrastructure becomes useless.
In that light, a collaboration in terms of communications with the current four ERICs in the SSH (CLARIN, DARIAH, ESS, SHARE) was established in order to create synergies and draw on each others' strengths. Two additional partners joined the initiative, CLARIAH and PARTHENOS.
The aim is to promote and improve the visibility of social science and humanities research in Europe.
Four changes have recently happened on the CESSDA website:
The homepage presents a news section specially for the other research infrastructure partners in the communications collaboration. The news items are selected on a regular basis by the communications staff of the organisations taking part in the collaboration.
The most recent tweet from the shared Twitter list as well as a link to the list itself is visible on the homepage. The list is made up of the seven organisations which are a part of the communications collaboration (DARIAH, CESSDA, CLARIAH, CLARIN, ESS, PARTHENOS and SHARE).
A webpage has been created to present the communications collaboration in more detail, with information about the organisations and related communications staff; it can be found under "Resources".
CESSDA currently has three blogs which it promotes: CESSDA Training Blog, Data Impact Blog and the ELSST Blog. The most recent blog posts are now visible from the homepage.
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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.
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.
The University of Tampere published its data policy last autumn, approved by Rector’s decision on 27 October 2016. Now it is also available in English.
FSD, the Finnish Data Archive of CESSDA, updates its data by theme web pages, which contain information on data series and datasets on certain topics.
The purpose of the job is to provide a highly productive development, test and production environment as well as maintaining, supporting and documenting the infrastructure for CESSDA, reporting directly to CESSDA's Chief Technical Officer.
The Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) organised a round table conference entitled “Ethics in Science with a special focus on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation”.
This week is Love Your Data 2017, a 5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Each day has its own theme.
The General Assembly of CESSDA, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, appointed Ron Dekker as the new director at its meeting on 15 November 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands.