CESSDA Training Staff

Jonas Recker


Jonas joined CESSDA Training in 2012. With a background in Library and Information Science, he is responsible for the design and delivery of digital preservation training courses. His areas of expertise include the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, audit and certification of trusted digital repositories, and the (application of the) concept of significant properties, i.e. those characteristics of digital objects that have to be preserved to enable these objects to be accessed, understood, and used now and in the future. For GESIS, he is actively involved in the “Qualification” working group of the German nestor network and has contributed to the DASISH project.

Sebastian Netscher


Sebastian joined CESSDA Training in November 2014, designing and delivering data management workshops. As a former member of the secretariat of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), he obtained expertise in data collection, management and harmonisation within large scale international collaborative programmes. Since March 2015, he is head of the Producer Relations and Outreach team at the GESIS Data Archive. His research interests include political science, investigating individual political knowledge and differences in political systems. Performing quantitative research, Sebastian is familiar in dealing with various types of data. He is an expert in data documentation and metadata structures. Sebastian can offer valuable advice on how to best document your data to ensure maximum accessibility and transparency for secondary users.

Contact details:

Dr. Jonas Recker & Dr. Sebastian Netscher
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Data Archive for the Social Sciences
International Data Infrastructures
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Email: training(at)cessda(dot)net

Last updated: Friday 19 August 2016

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