The Academy of Finland has granted the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) over €1.7 million for the period of 1 January 2017–31 December 2021 based on the proposal the archive submitted in the FIRI 2016 call for research infrastructures.
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.
Last year, the use of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) data collection grew by 25% compared to 2015, reaching a total of 2,835 downloaded datasets by the end of the year (2015: 2,262).
A book aimed at data librarians has recently been published, The Data Librarian’s Handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.
Helena Laaksonen has been appointed as the new director of FSD, the Finnish Social Science Data Archive.
The social sciences have been given a boost in a recent call to receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which will close on 2 February 2017.
The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ) is a peer-reviewed journal, which is designed to comprehensively document and publish deposited datasets and to facilitate their online exploration.
The first meeting of the CESSDA Training Working Group provided the opportunity for CESSDA Service Providers to make concrete plans for the development of training resources and for organising workshops.
The Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (WDS) both announced on 25 November 2016 that new common requirements were available.
Although "NSDnews" is mainly aimed at readers in the research sector in Norway, the publication gives a good overview of national and international projects and activities.