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About CESSDA

CESSDA stands for Consortium of European Social Science data Archives and ERIC stands for European Research Infrastructure. CESSDA provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.

The CESSDA Strategy builds on three pillars: technology, training and trust. Technology ensures a stable and up-to-date backbone for our products and services, for single sign on and other tools that should make data deposit and data use more easy. Training focuses on ‘train the trainers’ and new training modes (webinars, moocs) for outreach to new users, explaining data privacy issues, etc. Trust refers to the position of the CESSDA Service Providers, e.g. as ‘trusted repositories’, to ensure quality of data, and safe and secure access, etc. For each of these pillars there are CESSDA Working Groups and within these groups there are CESSDA projects and regular meetings for alignment.