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The importance of metadata and big data for open science - Big Data Europe workshop

It was organised by CESSDA ERIC and the Semantic Web Company (SWC), both beneficiaries in the Big Data Europe project, as an official workshop of the SEMANTiCS2017 conference.

Attendees learned about the current state of play for big data in SC6 and within the social sciences and humanities in general and from the perspective of European official statistics. They also learned about the European Open Science agenda and the Big Data Integrator (BDI) Platform and the SC6 Pilot on "Citizen Budget on Municipal Level".

The full report and presentations are available on the Big Data Europe project website.

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Thu 9 Nov 2017

CESSDA: Theme page on past and future published by FSD

This month’s data theme page on the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) website features data sets on the past and the future.

Fri 3 Nov 2017

CESSDA: Did you know that staying single lowers political turnout?

This is the fourth article in a series presenting five data sets from archives across the CESSDA collaboration. Our Swiss Service Provider, the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences - FORS, has chosen to present the following selection of data sets.

Wed 1 Nov 2017

CESSDA: CESSDA Annual Report 2016 published

To find out more about our organisation, our activities and our plans for the future, please take a look at the CESSDA Annual Report 2016.

Thu 26 Oct 2017

CESSDA: Outcomes of the CESSDA SaW final conference in Dublin

The final conference of the CESSDA SaW project was held in Dublin, Ireland, on 19th October 2017. It was organised by the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) and CESSDA ERIC.

Mon 23 Oct 2017

CESSDA: Our Austrian Service Provider AUSSDA is hiring!

The AUSSDA team is growing. Help shape the social science research landscape of Austria by contributing your expertise and leadership skills!

Wed 18 Oct 2017

CESSDA: New legislation – a unique opportunity for harmonising the legal framework for research in the Nordic countries

On 25 May 2018, a comprehensive set of new laws will provide guidelines for how personal data may or may not be utilised in research.

Wed 11 Oct 2017

CESSDA: Open if possible, protected if needed: Research data via DANS

This is the third article in a series presenting five data sets from archives across the CESSDA collaboration. DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) is the Netherlands Institute for Permanent Access to Digital Research Resources.

Fri 6 Oct 2017

CESSDA: Theme page on safety and security published by FSD

This month’s data theme page on the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) website features datasets on safety and security.

Tue 19 Sep 2017

CESSDA: Democracy, youth, development, values and attitudes: Five data sets from FSD

This is the second article in a series presenting five data sets from archives across the CESSDA collaboration. Our Finnish Service Provider, FSD, has chosen to present the following selection of data sets.