Work Plans

Work Plans

CESSDA operates on the basis of yearly work plans, which are made up of a number of tasks. Each task is led by one Service Provider and involves a number of other Service Providers. Engagement is based on expertise, capacity and availability. Four Work Plans have been adopted since 2014: WP2015 WP2016, WP2017, and WP2018, which was adopted by the CESSDA ERIC General Assembly on 15 June 2017, and which will start in January 2018. All tasks fit with the three strategic and development pillars of CESSDA: technology, training and trust.

Work Plan 2018


  • Enhanced Research Data Management and Data Discovery Training
  • DataverseEU 2018
  • PID Policy 2018
  • Euro Question Bank phase 4
  • TRUST 2018
  • CESSDA Product and Service Catalogue phase 3
  • CESSDA Technical Framework phase 4
  • Vocabulary Services Maintenance phase 1
  • Widening 2018

Work Plan 2017

  • Controlled Vocabularies (CV) Manager
  • CESSDA Expert Seminar 2017
  • CESSDA Product and Service Catalogue phase 2
  • CESSDA Metadata Management phase 2
  • CESSDA Technical Framework phase 3
  • CESSDA PID Policy
  • Data Discovery Workshops
  • Collaborative data management module for comparative social science researchers
  • Euro Question Bank phase 3
  • Trust 2017 activities

Work Plan 2016

  • CESSDA Product and Service Catalogue phase 1
  • CESSDA Technical Framework phase 2
  • CESSDA Expert Seminar 2016
  • Training modules for "Data Discovery"
  • Euro Question Bank phase 2
  • Develop and establish the CESSDA PID Policy for the data registration and service/persistent identifiers within CESSDA

Work Plan 2015

The scope of the 2015 Work Plan is the allocation of work to Service Providers contracted in 2015. Five submitted projects were selected for funding and they are listed below. All of these, except for the CESSDA Expert Seminar 2015, are still currently running and the CESSDA Metadata Management project will continue to run beyond 2016.

  • CESSDA Technical Framework phase 1
  • Open Source Metadata Harvester
  • CESSDA Data Access Policy
  • CESSDA Expert Seminar 2015
  • CESSDA Metadata Management phase 1


  • RISCAPE RISCAPE European Research Infrastructures in the Intern...
  • CESSDA SaW CESSDA SaW Strengthening and widening the European infrast...
  • BigDataEurope BigDataEurope The growing digitisation and networking process...
  • SERISS SERISS Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures...
  • DASISH DASISH This project brought together all five ESFRI re...
  • SERSCIDA SERSCIDA SERSCIDA ended in 2014 and was designed as a st...
  • SEEDS SEEDS Many European countries now have long-establish...
  • FOSTER FOSTER The FOSTER Project aims to set in place sustain...
  • DwB DwB Under-use of Official MicrodataThere is an exis...
  • CESSDA PPP CESSDA PPP The project came to a formal end on 30 June 201...