Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Past projects

  • TITLE: BIG DATA EUROPE
  • CONSORTIUM: 16 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2015 - 2017
  • BUDGET: 4 984 239
  • AGREEMENT: 644564
The rationale

The growing digitisation and networking process within our society has a large influence on all aspects of everyday life. Large amounts of data are being produced permanently, and when these are analysed and interlinked they have the potential to create new knowledge and intelligent solutions for the economy and society. Big data can make important contributions to the technical progress in our key societal sectors and help shape business. What is needed are innovative technol...


  • TITLE: CESSDA SAW
  • CONSORTIUM: 25 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Coordinator
  • DURATION: 2015 - 2017
  • BUDGET: 2 498 187
  • AGREEMENT: 674939

Strengthening and widening the European infrastructure for social science data archives


  • TITLE: DASISH
  • CONSORTIUM: 19 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2012 - 2014
  • BUDGET: 8 304 039
  • AGREEMENT: 283646

This project brought together all five ESFRI research infrastructure initiatives in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) represented each by some centers:

CLARIN – Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure DARIAH – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities CESSDA – Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives ESS – European Social Survey SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

The goal was to...


  • Title: SESCIDA
  • CONSORTIUM: 15 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2015 - 2017
  • BUDGET: 4 984 239
  • AGREEMENT: 644564

SERSCIDA ended in 2014 and was designed as a strategic project for supporting the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the EU countries associated within the then Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives (CESSDA) and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the field of social science data archiving. The project addressed the issues of potentials of usage of information communication technologies for the benefit of scientific research and the exchange of knowledge as laid do...


  • Title: SEEDS
  • CONSORTIUM: 8 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2012 - 2014
  • BUDGET: 4 984 239
  • AGREEMENT: 644564

Many European countries now have long-established data services. Yet, many European countries still do not have national data services, and so a great deal of original research data is lost and remains forever out of reach. Efforts are now being made at the European level to redress this problem and to establish new data services in countries where none exist to date. The successful FP7 project SERSCIDA (January 2012 – June 2014), funded by the European Commission, aimed to help establish...