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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.

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SERISS highlights at ESRA next week

11th July 2017

Those working on the SERISS project will take part in a number of sessions at the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) 2017 conference being held in Lisbon, Portugal, next week (17th-21st July).

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.

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