News from CESSDA
Using the Geographical Information System QGIS for data analysis
Geographical and georeferenced data are gaining increasing importance in social science research. For example, it is becoming more common to add geographical data related to the social or physical environment as contextual variables to social surveys or to aggregate social survey results at various geographical scales.
The challenges of new data types in data management and archiving
Social media data is increasingly used in the social sciences. Data archivists and managers and social scientists met online to discuss ongoing data management and archiving activities of new types of data. Other topics addressed were the willingness of researchers to deposit their data, access to such data, and challenges of an Internet-centred society.
Director’s statement on the Gender Equality Plan
CESSDA ERIC aims at embedding gender equality principles in its organisational culture. This Gender Equality Plan (GEP) describes a set of commitments and actions aiming to promote gender equality through institutional and cultural change.
Gardening, composting and diet: Data on ecological consumption and production
As more and more individuals grow their own food and ecological communities pop up in Europe, it is time to consider the data. What data do we have available at a European level and more specifically in the Czech Republic? And what do these data tell us about how people think about the environmental consequences of food production?
Spotlight on the Swedish National Data Service
The Swedish National Data Service is a research data infrastructure that supports accessibility, preservation, and reuse of research data. Hear from the Head of SND, Max Petzold.
DASSI’s visit to FORS: Exchange of best practices between neighbours
From 20 to 22 September 2022, Carlo Pisano and Domingo Scisci from DASSI, the Italian data archive for social sciences and CESSDA service provider, visited FORS, their Swiss counterparts. The visit took place through the CESSDA Mentorship Programme.