Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives



An overview of events to come brought to you by CESSDA

As the first month of the year draws to a close, it is a good time to take a look at a number of upcoming events within CESSDA partner organisations in the first half of the year (conferences, workshops, seminars, trainings, webinars, etc.).


We can start off with drawing attention to the CESSDA Workshop on Persistent Identification which will take place on 18-19 February 2016 in Cologne, Germany, hosted by CESSDA Service Provider GESIS, as well as the IASSIST2016, the world’s largest conference on information technology and data services for research in the social sciences, which will be held in Bergen from 31 May to 3 June 2016.

CESSDA Service Providers

04 February 2016, Amsterdam: Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN)
17-18 February 2016, Berlin: Open Science Days 2016, focus topic CITIZEN SCIENCE
22-25 February 2016, Amsterdam: 11th International Digital Curation Conference
24-28 April 2016, Venice: eKNOW 2016 - The Eighth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management

15 February-04 March 2016: 45th GESIS Spring Seminar: Multivariate Analysis of Panel Data, Cologne, Germany
The GESIS Spring Seminar comprises three training courses for social scientists interested in advanced techniques of data analysis and in the application of these techniques to data.
04-26 August 2016 in Cologne: GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology (registration will be open on this website in February)

22-25 February 2016: 11th International Digital Curation Conference
26-27 April 2016: Mötesplats Open Access 2016

13-15 July 2016: 3rd International ESS Conference - Understanding key challenges for European societies in the 21st century

From a series of webinars:
03 February 2016, online: 14.00 - 15.00: Webinar: An introduction to data on Information and Communication Technologies
04 February 2016, online: 15.00 - 16.00: Webinar: Key issues in reusing data
11 February 2016, online: 15.00 - 16.00: Webinar: Data Management basics
18 February 2016, online: 15.00 - 16.00: Webinar: Key data: UK and cross-national surveys
09 March 2016, online: 15.00 - 16.00: Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service

05 February 2016, University of Essex: Oral History for Public Culture CHASE-ESRC training course
07 March 2016, MRS, London: Can Big Data replace the Census? What does Big Data give us now?
14 April 2016, Essex Business School: DevCon 2016 - a system developers' conference for the University of Essex community
01-12 August 2016, Trieste, Italy: The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science Summer School (smr 2876) (external event)

European Projects


A workshop will take place in Budapest in October 2016 (tbc) relating to the CESSDA SaW (Strengthening and widening the European infrastructure for social science data archives) project (more news to come soon)*.


The SEEDS (South-Eastern European Data Services) project is aimed to help establish data services in three West Balkan countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia). It involves intensive training, organisation building, development of technical infrastructure, and promotion and outreach activities.

09-11 February 2016, Second SEEDS workshop will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia (for SEEDS partners only)

09 February 2016, online, 9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern: DataOne Webinar: Empowering Earth Science Communities to Share Data Through Guided Metadata Improvement


The FOSTER-CESSDA training project, which is part of the FOSTER initiative, supports European researchers in implementing sustainable data management and sharing concepts in their projects by offering training and resources on these topics. The FOSTER project aims to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow.

The project draws attention to the following upcoming events for instance (and many more):

02 February 2016: MARES Conference, Open Science Training Workshop
23 February 2016: IDCC16: FOSTER Portal Demonstration
17-22 April 2016: EGU2016: Open Science Goes GEO
28-29 July 2016: ESOF2016: "Research & society" Marie Curie Actions satellite event

Consult the whole list of training events here.

Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive.

* This information was updated on 11 March.