Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

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Oct

Outcomes of the CESSDA SaW final conference in Dublin

The final conference of the CESSDA SaW project was held in Dublin, Ireland, on 19th October 2017. It was organised by the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) and CESSDA ERIC.

The conference was attended by representatives from 28 countries. CESSDA members, non-members and aspiring members gathered to present the outcomes of a two-year project which has helped increase the reach of the consortium and strengthen its membership.

Project partners were honoured to welcome two distinguished speakers: Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council, who presented the Irish funding landscape, the perceived impact of Brexit on higher education and research and the council's support for joining CESSDA ERIC; and Harry Tuinder, from the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation, Research Infrastructures Unit (B4)), who emphasised the importance both of securing long-term sustainability for European Research Infrastructures and of the European Open Science Cloud for ESFRI Landmarks.

All of the presentations from the final conference can be found on the project website.