Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives


European Research Infrastructure Consortium

CESSDA is owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministries of research or a delegated institution. Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen.

Having evolved from a network of European Service Providers into a legal entity and large-scale infrastructure under the auspices of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) it became an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) on 14 June 2017.

CESSDA was previously organised as a limited company under Norwegian law. Furthermore, CESSDA was recognised as an ESFRI Landmark in the ESFRI 2016 Roadmap in the field of social and cultural innovation.

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