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CESSDA Projects

CESSDA and its Service Providers take part in a number of strategic projects of relevance to its vision and mission.

  • TITLE: SSHOC
  • CONSORTIUM: 20 Beneficiaries + 25 Linked Third Parties
  • CESSDA ROLE: Coordinator
  • DURATION: 2019 - 2022
  • BUDGET: EUR 14 455 595
  • AGREEMENT: 823782
Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

The project aims to provide a full-fledged Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) where data, tools, and training are available and accessible for users of SSH data.

The focus of the project is determined by the goal to further the innovation of infrastructural support for digital scholarship, to stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration across the various subfields of SSH and beyond, and to increase the potential for soci...


  • TITLE: ERIC Forum
  • CONSORTIUM: 23 Beneficiaries + 3 Linked Third Parties
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2019 - 2022
  • BUDGET: EUR 1 495 281
  • AGREEMENT: 823798
H2020 ERIC Forum Implementation project

ERIC – European Research Infrastructure Consortium – is a European legal instrument specifically created for European multi-side and multi-country owned Research Infrastructures (RI) in 2009. Since then 18 ERICs have been created in almost all different scientific domains.

The European Commission (EC) had initiated an informal networking event, twice a year, where Managers of existing ERICs and scientists of future RI who want to use the ERIC in...


  • TITLE: TRIPLE
  • CONSORTIUM: 18 Beneficiaries + 3 Linked Third Parties
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2019 - 2023
  • BUDGET: EUR 5 630 055
  • AGREEMENT: 863420

TRIPLE will help SSH research in Europe to gain visibility, to be more efficient and effective, to improve its reuse within the SSH and beyond, and to dramatically increase its societal impact.

SSH research is divided across a wide array of disciplines and languages. While this specialization makes it possible to investigate the extensive variety of SSH topics, it also leads to a fragmentation that prevents SSH research from reaching its full potential. Use and reuse of SSH research...


  • TITLE: BeYond-COVID (BY-COVID)
  • CONSORTIUM: 53 Beneficiaries
  • CESSDA ROLE: Partner
  • DURATION: 2021 - 2024
  • BUDGET: EUR 12 000 000
  • AGREEMENT: 101046203

BeYond-COVID (BY-COVID) aims to provide comprehensive open data on SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases across scientific, medical, public health and policy domains.

It will strongly emphasise mobilising raw viral sequences, helping to identify and monitor the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The project will further accelerate access to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and linking patient and research data.


  • TITLE: HumMingBird
  • CONSORTIUM: 16 Beneficiaries + 6 Linked Third Parties
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2019 – 2023
  • BUDGET: EUR 2 992 035
  • AGREEMENT: 870661
Enhanced migration measures from a multidimensional perspective (HumMingBird)

The significance of migration as a social, political, and broader public concern has intensified significantly over the last few years. Migration is increasingly seen as a high-priority policy issue by many governments and within our societies.

The project’s overall objective is to improve the understanding of the changing nature of migration flows and the drivers of migration. It will also analyse patterns,...