Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Members tools & services

The following entities may become Members or they can join as Observers without voting rights:

(a) Member States of the Union;
(b) associated countries;
(c) third countries other than associated countries;
(d) intergovernmental organisations.

This guide aims to assist interested actors or country teams in developing plans for establishing national data services in the social sciences.


Individual national development plans have been drawn up for ten aspiring CESSDA Service Providers, based on the gap analysis conducted earlier in the project, as well as summaries in the form of media packs.


Widening workshops have been organised since 2017, at a rate of one or two events per year. Each workshop is located in a CESSDA partner country.