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

First SERISS training course announced

18th April 2016

25 participants will be given the chance to attend the first ever SERISS training course at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia this autumn. The two-day training course - Designing questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys - will be held on 24-25 October 2016.

Three SERISS research infrastructures become ESFRI Landmarks

10th March 2016

Three SERISS research infrastructures - the European Social Survey (ESS ERIC), the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ERIC) and the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA AS) - have been recognised as ESFRI Landmarks by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

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