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Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project that aims to strengthen and harmonise social science research across Europe.

Focused around three key themes – key challenges facing cross-national data collection, breaking down barriers between research infrastructures, and embracing the future of social sciences – SERISS will address issues relating to survey design and data collection, data management and curation from a collaborative, cross-national perspective. The project will better equip Europe’s social science data infrastructures to play a major role in addressing the key societal challenges facing Europe today and ensure that national and European policymaking is built on a solid base of the highest-quality socio-economic evidence.

The project, which continues to 2019, is coordinated by Rory Fitzgerald, Director of the European Social Survey Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) and involves collaboration with five other research infrastructures.

European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Generations and Gender Programme

European Values Survey


Latest news

Survey sampling training course announced

23rd January 2017

A second SERISS training course on survey sampling, weighting and estimation will take place at the University of Ljubljana on 24-25 April 2017. The training session - Sampling, Weighting and Estimation in Survey Methodology will be instructed by Stefan Zins and Matthias Sand of GESIS.

SERISS featured in Pan European Networks magazine

5th October 2016

An article about SERISS has appeared in the fifth anniversary special edition of Pan European Networks: Science & Technology. An article written by Dr. Sarah Butt of the European Social Survey outlines the aims, ambitions and areas of work within the SERISS project.

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