SERISS representative:

Ivana Ilijasic Versic

Chief Operations Officer, CESSDA ERIC

CESSDA ERIC was launched on 14 June 2017 in Bergen, Norway.

CESSDA provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.

Having evolved from a network of European data service providers into a legal entity and large-scale infrastructure under the auspices of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), it became an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) in June 2017.

CESSDA was recognised as an ESFRI Landmark in the ESFRI 2016 Roadmap in the field of social and cultural innovation. CESSDA is owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministry of research or a delegated institution. Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen.

CESSDA ERIC along with several of its Service Providers (ADP, CSDA, GESIS, NSD, FORS, UKDA) will be particularly involved in several work packages including: WP4: Interactive tools for cross-national surveys, WP5: Training and dissemination, and WP6: New forms of data - legal, ethical and quality issues.