City University London
The ESS is fielded every two years in up to 34 countries. Most EU Member States have participated in the ESS, as have several other countries outside the EU.
The funding and governance arrangements, including the Statutes, of the ESS ERIC have now been agreed by all signatories and are available for scrutiny. They conform to Regulation No. 723/2009 (Community Legal Framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)) so that the ESS ERIC - via its design, content, operational and dissemination activities - contribute to the attainment of the Europe 2020 policy goals.
The level and nature of the ESS’s scientific collaboration will now be consolidated and enhanced as an ERIC. Free and immediate access to all its data and protocols will continue to be provided to an expanding set of users (over 100,000 by December 2016). Its scientific output will continue to increase from the present 500 substantive publications, together with many methodological publications and papers. Its face-to-face courses - already heavily oversubscribed by students and researchers - and its online courses will continue to be offered. Already an exemplar of a world class research infrastructure serving a large and growing international social science and policy community, ERIC status enables the ESS to expand its visibility, services and reach still further, thus informing democratic and academic exchanges within and beyond Europe. ESS is a project on the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European interest.
Research Data Service Facilities
Free and immediate access to all ESS data and protocols is provided to an expanding set of users (over 100,000 by December 2016). Its scientific output will continue to increase from the present 500 substantive publications, together with many methodological publications and papers.
Face-to-face and online courses for students and researchers.