Image: Alexandre Pellaes via Unsplash


CESSDA Tools Open Hour is an internal facing event organised by the CESSDA Tools Working Group, on the topic of CESSDA Tools and their future, focusing on discussion and exchange of ideas.

CESSDA Tools Open Hour


CESSDA Tools Open Hour in October will cover the topics of Web application for reviewing datasets in Dataverse (presented by Jan Range, Research Data Software Engineer, Stuttgart University) and  CESSDA Metadata Validation web tool (presented by Matthew Morris, CESSDA Technical Officer). It will be focused once again on the questions and discussion by the interested CESSDA Service Providers. 

AGENDA (all times in CEST)

14:00  Welcome (Mari)

14:05  Web application for reviewing datasets  in Dataverse (Jan Range, Research Data Software Engineer, Stuttgart University)

  • Reviewers can accept/decline/comment on each field and suggest other fields to be added. A well-formatted PDF/E-mail is generated from the review. Potential revisions are stored to the document to keep track of the dataset evolution. 
  • The goal is to streamline the review process and allow multiple experts to participate in it.

14:40  Q/A and discussion

14:50   CESSDA Metadata Validation web tool (Matthew Morris, Technical Officer, CESSDA)

  • A demo of recent changes which now allow users to validate multiple records simultaneously and download the results in a single file.


15:15 Q/A and discussion

15:30 End  

The meeting will not be recorded but any presentation slides will be made available later.


Who should join: 

All CESSDA Service Providers interested in the topic are invited to join

How to join:

You can find the Zoom link to the event in CESSDA Basecamp "Service Providers' Forum" under the message "CESSDA Tools Open Hour" or contact Taina Jääskeläinen at, or

Event details

Start time
Wed 18 Oct 2023 14:00 CEST
End time
Wed 18 Oct 2023 15:30 CEST
Online workshop
Archives and data repositories
Skill level
The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)