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Fri 5 Nov 2021

CESSDA ERIC has started the search for a new director. The current Director, Ron Dekker, was recruited for a five-year term which comes to an end on 28 February 2022.

During Dekker’s term, CESSDA has become a mature and prominent research infrastructure in the European Research Area. It is a wanted partner in European interdisciplinary infrastructure projects that are building a full-fledged European Open Science Cloud.

Currently, CESSDA’s services to the academic community and even wider audiences include the largest social sciences and humanities data catalogue, as well as an encompassing guide to research data management. CESSDA’s Europe-wide trusted service provider network, in 23 member countries, offers its expertise to national and international communities in preserving, opening, and sharing research data in a responsible manner and complying with the FAIR principles.

Helena Laaksonen, Chair of the General Assembly, thanked Ron Dekker and said: “Ron has done an excellent job of building up the main office and establishing CESSDA as a key player in the field of social science data in Europe. I am looking forward to receiving strong applications from potential candidates for the next five-year period!”.

Ron Dekker, Director of CESSDA said: “I am proud of the position of CESSDA in Europe and to have led CESSDA through its first five years as an ERIC. We have developed new products, services, and standards together with our Service Providers and we participate in many European initiatives including EOSC. I will be looking forward to following CESSDA’s successes in the future!”.

More information:

Director’s Vacancy Announcement

CESSDA Data Catalogue

CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide

CESSDA Consortium

CESSDA’s project involvement