CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a distributed social science data infrastructure with 20 members and one observer. CESSDA is an ESFRI Landmark and became a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in June 2017.
CESSDA’s goal is to bring together the expertise of the CESSDA Service Providers and realise an infrastructure that enables researchers to perform high quality research. CESSDA will provide a platform for social data researchers that integrates with the EOSC within the 2020-2022 timeframe. It has a Main Office in Bergen and each member country has assigned a Service Provider that functions as a national social data archive and data services organisation. Via CESSDA, these Service Providers join resources and expertise and the national members discuss and create an overarching CESSDA strategy.
The mission of CESSDA is to provide a full scale sustainable research infrastructure enabling the research community to conduct high-quality research in the social sciences contributing to the production of effective solutions to the major challenges facing society today and to facilitate teaching and learning in the social sciences.