Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Past projects

  • Title: SESCIDA
  • CONSORTIUM: 15 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2012 - 2014
  • BUDGET: 699 025,80
  • AGREEMENT: 288985

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...

  • Title: FOSTER
  • CONSORTIUM: 13 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2014 - 2016
  • BUDGET: € 1.499.860
  • AGREEMENT: 612425

The FOSTER Project aimed to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimising their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU open access policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation.

The main goal was to promote open data in the research community and raise awareness about sharing research data and using existing research data.


  • CONSORTIUM: 29 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2011 - 2015
  • BUDGET: €6.493.017
  • AGREEMENT: 262608


Under-use of Official Microdata

There is an existing wealth of official microdata, currently under-used and held behind national, legislative, technical, and cultural borders.

Creating an Integrated Model

DwB contributes to the creation of an integrated model where the best solutions for access to official statistical microdata are available, irrespective of national boundaries, yet flexible enough to fit national arrangements.

Enhanced Transnational Access

DwB enhances researcher...

  • Title: CESSDA PPP
  • CONSORTIUM: 17 partners
  • CESSDA ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2015 - 2017
  • BUDGET: €2.700.000

The project came to a formal end on 30 June 2010. The work served as a basis for the construction phase of the new European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

The project reports are available and include, for example, a readiness assessment of Eastern European archives seeking to join CESSDA, a report on training needs, technical reports on developing a data portal and a question bank, recommendations for adopting metadata standards and data preservation formats, and a report on re...