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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.

Latest news

CESSDA becomes a European Research Infrastructure Consortium

15th June 2017

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) was last week (Friday 9 June) established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by Commission Decision.

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.

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