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New Data Discovery Chapter!

Our CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide has a new chapter on data discovery. This guide aims to put social scientists like yourself at the heart of making their research data findable, understandable, sustainably accessible and reusable.


Join our first CESSDA webinar on Data Discovery!

Experts from the CESSDA Training Group invite participants to a very first free webinar dedicated to issues surrounding discovering research data.

Denmark delivers a FAIRy tale for researchers

Lea Sztuk Haahr, the CESSDA Coordinator at the Danish National Archives, describes the main outcomes of the Danish project FAIR Across and how it helped researchers to understand and implement the FAIR Data principles.

Software Sustainability within Research Infrastructures – EURISE Workshop

The event provided a platform for sharing experiences and knowledge gathered from working in three infrastructures delivering services to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Where Social Sciences and Humanities Meet in the European Open Science Cloud

The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) kick-off meeting was held in Utrecht on 11-12 March 2019, attracting more than 100 participants from the 47 partner organisations and beyond. It is the first time that all the European Social Science and Humanities’ Research Infrastructures in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) join forces to build the SSH part of the European Open Science Cloud.

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The Belgian Social Sciences Data Archive - SODA

The SODA project aims to determine the best conditions for setting up a data archive and CESSDA service provider in Belgium.

The project has been ongoing for several years and it recently picked up speed as the State Archives of Belgium became its coordinating institution. Two researchers and the head of the digital archiving department at the State Archives are currently preparing the final report of the project.

This report will allow decision makers to officially launch the data archive and allocate recurrent funding to support it. The project team receives advice from representatives of two research group in social sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Find out more!


4th International ESS Conference Turbulent times in Europe: Instability, insecurity and inequality

Mannheim, 15-17 April

Open Science and Research Data Management Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp

The Hague, 17 April

Forschungsdatenmanagement Reloaded: Open Data und die Zukunft des Forschungsdatenmanagements in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Cologne, 24-25 April

Webinar - Data Discovery

CESSDA Training Workshop                

Athens, 14 May

Life Hacks for Quantitative Research Methods Lecturers – Data specialist training and course materials for your classroom

Cologne, 20 May


21 May

Data Jobs

FORS: Software Developer

GESIS: Membership in the scientific reasoning climate of ALLBUS (Study Coordination Group ALLBUS) (in German)

Deadline: 15 April

NWO: National Coordinator European Social Survey (in Dutch)

Deadline: 26 April

UK Data Service: Census Service Director, Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

Deadline: 22 April


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