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Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
ERIC
Location
Harald Haafagresgate 29, CESSDA ERIC, Bergen, PO: 5007 (Norway)
Structure
Type Of RI
Virtual, Distributed
Coordinating Country
Norway
Participating Countries
Belgium
Greece
Ukraine
Slovakia
France
Sweden
Slovenia
Portugal
Czech Republic
Denmark
Hungary
Germany
Austria
Finland
Netherlands
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2013
Timeline
Under construction since 2011 to 2012
Design/planning since 2007 to 2010
Scientific Description
From June 2013 the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA AS) is established as a legal pan-European distributed research infrastructure that will provide full scale, integrated and sustainable data services. Its Main Office is in Bergen, Norway and has Service Providers in each country that take part in the CESSDA cooperation. The consortium is a continuation of the Council of European Social Science Data Archives that since 1976 existed as an umbrella organisation for social science data archives across Europe. The major objective for CESSDA is to provide seamless access to data across repositories, nations, languages and research purposes. CESSDA will encourage standardisation of data and metadata, data sharing and knowledge mobility across Europe. CESSDA aims to play an active part in the development of standards and to encourage and facilitate the use of metadata standards for documenting and publishing the existing inventories of research data available from national as well as cross-national resources in Europe. The following European countries are founding members of the new CESSDA: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. More countries are expected to join. CESSDA is a project on the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European interest.

RI Keywords
Metadata, Data, Training, Services, Socials sciences, Tools
Classifications
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Social Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Services
Access to data and metadata, tools and training
Equipment
Distributed searchable databases
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is an ESFRI landmark
Date of last update: 28/09/2018
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