Data Catalogue

At CESSDA, we are working on building a new and improved Products and Services Catalogue, as part of a wide-ranging plan to establish a common infrastructure for CESSDA members. It is due to go into service in late 2017/early 2018.

In the meantime, we would kindly like to ask researchers to go directly to the data sources hosted by the Service Providers listed below and search for data there.

CESSDA Members

Czech Republic: Social Science Data Archive

Denmark: Danish Data Archive

Finland: Finnish Social Science Data Archive


Germany: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Lithuania: Lithuanian Humanities and Social Science data archive

Netherlands: DANS

Norway: Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD)

Slovenia: Social Science Data Archive

Sweden: Swedish National Data Service

Switzerland: Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences

United Kingdom: UK Data Service

Other Data Services

Ireland: Irish Social Science Data Archive

Italy: UniData


The previous CESSDA data catalogue employed two different technologies for data location: Search and Browse. The procedures worked through the European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) for systematic access to hierarchies of concepts and concept translations and synonyms.

Since the data catalogue was produced, the ELSST management application has been redeveloped and the catalogue did not integrate with this.

The data catalogue also made use of DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) metadata standard in the form of the catalogue records extracted from the Nesstar servers of current CESSDA members and potential members, including from the SERSCIDA project.

Read more in the CESSDA-PPP project pages.

Last updated: Monday 27 February 2017

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