The overall objective of WP3 is to deliver a state of play evaluation of social science data archives and services in EEA countries, identifying gaps and bottlenecks in existing services, and produce national development plans to close the gaps and overcome present barriers. The present situation will be described and analysed against a development model that specifies the minimum requirements for establishing and operating CESSDA services for the social sciences and provides a common framework for evaluation of compliance.
The outputs will be:
- a common development model and tool that can be used by national actors to identify gaps between the needs for robust and trustworthy services and the actual services offered, and to provide the explanation and support needed to establish and develop the national social science data archive infrastructure.
- a report describing and analysing (benchmarking) existing social science research data services across CESSDA Member and non-Member countries against the development model, identifying weaknesses and strengths and areas of development, including national development plans for aspiring CESSDA Members. A report discussing the state of data offered by the various national services and providing a guidance and support on how to widen their data perimeter.