While the social sciences have always depended on the secondary analysis of data to address new research questions about society, politics, and economics, this is ever more important in a research landscape where funding for new data collections is increasingly
The action plan of SEEDS is characterised by five work packages (WPs), each geared towards preparing the regional institutions for establishing new data services. WP0 is considered to be the overarching work package, incorporates the overall management tasks, and assures
The outputs of SEEDS will include 12 deliverables, many of which will be used as formal documents for the future data services. Del. No. Deliverable Name Work package(s) involved Delivery month D1 Project website WP4 3 D2 Report on Workshop
The next SEEDS workshop will be held November 2-4, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia. It will address on day 1 standards and best practice in digital data preservation, and will focus on the Data Seal of Approval (DSA). The DSA is the
SEEDS partners met once again for the second planned workshop in Ljubljana February 9-11, 2016. 24 people from nine institutions were present, including Arja Kuula, Development Manager from the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) and Magdalena Solska, Programme Advisor of the Regional Research
SEEDS partners met in Belgrade October 13-15 for a first planned workshop. Over the two and a half days, 18 attendees from 8 institutions participated in discussions held at the Institute of Economic Sciences, joined as well by Ms. Hilary
The kick-off meeting for SEEDS was held in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 4-6, 2015. Fifteen people from seven consortium partner institutions were present, including Paul Jackson, managing director of CESSDA. The overall purpose of the meeting was to set
OPEN ACCESS refers to the practice of granting free Internet access to research publications and data. As all research and innovation builds on earlier achievements, an efficient system for broad dissemination of and access to research publications and raw data can accelerate scientific progress. The OECD Declaration of 2008 states "that open access to, and unrestricted use of data promotes scientific progress and facilitates the training of researchers," as well as maximizing "the value derived from public investments in data collection efforts." SEEDS will address the need for improved and open access to and dissemination of primary data collected through research in social sciences while at the same time trying to support reinforcement of the existing national strategies and structures, and to contribute to development of new ones.