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DASISH Newsletter: Special Issue, September 2013

DASISH Newsletter: Special Issue, September 2013

Welcome to this first special issue of the DASISH newsletter, which we have decided to dedicate to the ‘new’ CESSDA AS.

Enjoy your reading,

Hanne Fersøe, Editor
University of Copenhagen

CESSDA is hiring Managing Director

The recently established permanent research infrastructure CESSDA AS is now hiring a Managing Director.

As of June 2013, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA AS) is established as a permanent pan-European distributed research infrastructure that will provide full-scale, integrated and sustainable data services.

A Vacancy Advertisement posted on the CESSDA AS website announces that CESSDA AS is now seeking to recruit the Managing Director. It is looking for an outstanding person that will act as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and represent CESSDA AS internationally.

See the full Vacancy Advertisement


Since its establishment in 1976, CESSDA has served as an informal umbrella organisation for the European national data archives. Now, CESSDA is established as a permanent legal entity owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministry of research or a delegated institution. Norway will host CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen. The annual budget for the first year is € 1.9 million.

13 European countries are members of the new CESSDA: Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each of the member states are represented by a national institution, a Service Provider, that will be responsible for providing the relevant services. The Service Providers will constitute the CESSDA main resource, and CESSDA will integrate the work of the Service Providers and establish a one-stop shop for data location, access, analysis and delivery.

The major objective for CESSDA is to provide seamless access to data across repositories, nations, languages and research purposes. CESSDA will encourage standardisation of data and metadata, data sharing and knowledge mobility across Europe. CESSDA aims to play an active part in the development of standards, and to encourage and facilitate the use of metadata standards for documenting and publishing the existing inventories of research data available from national as well as cross-national resources in Europe.

Read more on CESSDA's website

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