International Projects

ONGOING PROJECTS

CESSDA SaW - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archive - Strengthening and widening
The primary ambition is to establish the conditions for, and initiate the movement towards, a seamless social science data archive service for the whole of the European Research Area (ERA), which is capable of supporting the research needs of the next generation of social scientists wherever in Europe they may be, or beyond. The project runs between August 2015 and July 2017.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

ARIADNE (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe)
The ARIADNE project ran between February 2013 and February 2017 and aimed to bring together existing research data infrastructures so that researchers from different countries could use European archaeological digital data sets across borders.

Making Nordic Health Data Visible
This project is a collaboration between the Nordic data archives with funding from NordForsk. The project is running between October 2014 and October 2016 and the aim is to assess the prerequisites for facilitating a common metadata and data sharing framework – a portal for Nordic social and health research data, focusing primarily on data produced by researchers, research projects and research institutions, as well as register data.

Europeana Cloud – eCloud
Europeana Cloud (2013-2015) is a Best Practice Network, coordinated by the Europeana Foundation. The aim is to establish a cloud-based system for Europeana and its content providers. Europeana Cloud will provide new content, new metadata, a new linked storage system, new tools and services for researchers and a new platform – Europeana Research. There is an urgent need for a cheaper, more sustainable infrastructure that is capable of storing both metadata and content. Through such an infrastructure, researchers can be able to work with innovative research and analysis of digitized European materials.

SERSCIDA (Support for Establishment of National/Regional Social Sciences Data)
SERSCIDA (2012-2014) is designed as a strategic project for supporting the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the EU countries associated within the Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives (CESSDA) and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the field of social science data archiving.

DASISH (Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Science and Humanities)
This project (2012-2014) brings together all 5 ESFRI research infrastructure initiatives in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) represented each by some centers: CLARIN, DARIAH, CESSDA, ESS, SHARE. The goal is to determine areas of possible synergies in the infrastructure development and to work on a few concrete joint activities.

DwB (Data without Boundaries)
DwB project (2011-2015) is funded by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme. The project aims to an integrated model for accessing official data, a model where the best solutions for access are available irrespective of national boundaries and flexible enough to fit national arrangements.

CESSDA PPP - Preparatory Phase Project for a Major Upgrade of the Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Research Infrastructure
The two-year (2008-2009) project planned the future development of the CESSDA RI and focused on tackling and resolving a number of strategic, financial and legal issues in order to ensure that European social science and humanities (SSH) researchers have access to, and gain support for, the data resources they require to conduct research of the highest quality, irrespective of the location of either researcher or data within the European Research Area (ERA).