News from CESSDA
As a result of its past engagement and successful cross-disciplinary collaborations, CESSDA was solicited to participate in multiple EC project proposals. By the close of 2022, CESSDA had become involved in seven successful project proposals, all of which were submitted by early 2023. These successful projects are now starting, with their kick-offs scheduled for early 2024!
CESSDA has released the next version of the CESSDA Metadata Validator (CMV). This tool, which validates DDI metadata documents against a given DDI profile, has been enhanced with new features to improve the user experience. It detects and reports any constraint violations (violations of the rules defined in the selected profile) and XSD Schema violations, so the metadata can be improved if necessary.
The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS) is the national centre of expertise in the social sciences in Switzerland which is a CESSDA member. Hear from Brian Kleiner, Head of Data and Research Information Services at FORS.
A new €9.75m project funded by the European Commission will bring together outputs from key social science research infrastructures to inform the NextGenerationEU recovery plan and European Union youth policy. Infra4NextGen will re-purpose and customise existing research services to support the five themes of the NextGenerationEU programme. CESSDA partners play some of the key roles in the project!
ISSK-BAS (Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) is the national collector and provider of social survey research data collected by Bulgarian research and scientific institutions in the social sciences and humanities. Hear from Radostina Angelova, ISSK-BAS.
The Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) is the Dutch infrastructure for research data, including Social Science and Humanities (SSH) Data, and is a CESSDA service provider. The Netherlands is a member of CESSDA. Hear from Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director of DANS.