Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives



Discover our new CESSDA Vocabulary Service & updated Data Catalogue

As data experts gather to participate in the Research Data Alliance 14th Plenary in Finland, we present a recently-launched CESSDA tool land our updated Data Catalogue.

The RDA 14th Plenary in Helsinki brings together data experts in research, industry and policy-making from all around the world and from all disciplines under the theme Data Makes the Difference.

CESSDA Vocabulary Service tool now available

The CESSDA Vocabulary Service is a unique tool which enables developers to search, browse, and download controlled vocabularies in a variety of languages. The tool is also useful for researchers, for administrators and translators of controlled vocabularies, and for data repositories providing metadata.

Read the full article on the DDI Alliance website.

CESSDA Data Catalogue updated

The CESSDA Data Catalogue contains the metadata that describes the data in the holdings of CESSDA’s service providers. It is a one-stop-shop for search and discovery, enabling effective access to European social science research data. CESSDA encourages standardisation of data and metadata, and uses DDI-Lifecycle metadata as the foundation of their Core Metadata Model.

Over the past few months, work has been undertaken to improve the User Experience and the range and quality of its contents. The updated version of the catalogue went live last month.

Read the full article on the DDI Alliance website.