Phase 1 of the Technical Framework project has recently been completed. It ran from October 2015 to April 2016 and was intended to build the foundations that the various components of the CESSDA Research Infrastructure (such as a Products and Services Catalogue) will sit on.
The second Big Data Europe Societal Challenge 6 webinar was held on 25 May 2016 and a summary has been prepared in the framework of the project.
A new dedicated website for our project "CESSDA SaW - Strengthening and widening the European infrastructure for social science data archives" is now online.
In April 2016, two new staff members joined the CESSDA main office in Bergen.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Embracing the ‘data revolution’: opportunities and challenges for research” and it is the 42nd of its kind, taking place every year. IASSIST2016 will take place in Bergen, Norway, from 31 May to 3 June, hosted by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data.
The position to be filled is that of Head of the Scientific Department “Data Archive for the Social Sciences”/University Professorship (W3) in Empirical Social Research.
Being able to unambiguously locate and access digital data resources and then associate them with the related metadata is becoming more and more essential in the current digital era.
The CESSDA Expert Seminar 2015 was held in the offices of DANS in The Hague from 30 November to 1 December 2015.
On 10 March 2016, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) launched its 2016 roadmap on Research Infrastructures in the framework of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union.
Norwegian Social Science Data Services changes its name to NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data.