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 down in the call for proposals topic. The project aimed to produce tangible results and improve the capacity for exchange of knowledge and data collected through research in social sciences between the European countries and WBC involved.
The four main objectives of SERSCIDA were:
- to support the establishment of social science data archives in order to increase the level of sharing and preserving data collected through research in WB countries;
- to identify potentials and infrastructures for the establishment of social science data archives in WB countries involved;
- to enhance the exchange of knowledge and sharing of data collected through research in social sciences in the WB countries and EU – CESSDA countries; and
- to increase the level of understanding and support for open access policies through the involvement of policy and decision makers in WB countries.
SERSCIDA addressed the need for improved and open access to and dissemination of primary data collected through research in social sciences while at the same time trying to support reinforcement of the existing national strategies and structures and to contribute to the development of new ones. Additionally, it enabled the exchange and dissemination of good practices (know-how of members of CESSDA participating in the project), as well as the organisation and management of joint or common initiatives (initiative for establishment of national/regional social sciences data archives), and impacted the creation of state of the art social science data archiving practice in the WB countries involved.
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