Project Archive

Completed projects or projects that have become permanent services are listed here. Projects are listed in alphabetical order.

CESSDA Collaborative Data Management (RDM)

The project developed services focusing on research data management and aimed to create a single online module on research data management for European researchers. The module is designed to teach researchers basic data management knowledge and skills, and address the needs of a wide range of researchers. The module has been available for researchers since the beginning of 2018.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

CESSDA CV Manager

Controlled vocabularies form a crucial part of CESSDA metadata standard. Their use enhances targeted data discovery in the CESSDA Product and Services Catalogue and in the Euro Question Bank. The project developed an open source tool that allows vocabulary creation, translation and maintenance. A search interface for general users facilitates access to the vocabularies. As CESSDA uses DDI vocabularies whenever possible, the tool is used to manage both CESSDA and DDI vocabularies. A joint tool speeds up vocabulary creation and removes the need to maintain vocabularies in two places.

Funding period: 1 January 2017 – 30 September 2018

CESSDA Enhanced Research Data Management and Data Discovery Training (ERDM)

The project developed services focusing on research data management and developed CESSDA's online module on research data management for European researchers. The module is designed to teach researchers basic data management knowledge and skills, and address the needs of a wide range of researchers.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2018

CESSDA Euro Question Bank

The project aimed to develop and implement the Euro Question Bank (EQB), a central search facility across all CESSDA’s holdings. National service providers contributed documentation on questions in their holdings to the EQB. The question bank allows users to browse questions used in surveys in different languages in a number of countries, providing enhanced opportunities for question design, question translation and cross-national research.

Funding period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018

Expanding and Equipping FSD as a National Service Provider for CESSDA (3E)

The project aimed to strengthen FSD’s capacity and competence to serve the new CESSDA, and to provide the Finnish research community with new services.

Funding period: 1 February 2015 – 31 December 2017

CESSDA Metadata Management (CMM)

This European project was part of the CESSDA Work Plan Task programme and its objective was to develop a standardised metadata design and practice for CESSDA. The project produced a Metadata Standards Portfolio that supports resource discovery and question banks. The project was led by FSD and the partners included ADP, CASD, DDA, GESIS, NSD, SND and UKDS.

Funding period: 1 November 2015 – 30 April 2017

CESSDA Metadata Management Phase 2 (CMM2)

In the first phase of the CMM project, led by FSD, a metadata model and controlled variables were developed for CESSDA. In the second phase, the model and vocabularies were further developed, and user guidelines created.

The metadata model developed in the project will eventually be available to all CESSDA service providers. Common metadata practices support the development of joint European services, such as the data catalogue and question bank.

In addition to FSD, participants in the CMM2 project included CESSDA service providers from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia and Denmark.

Funding period: 1 May 2016 – 31 December 2018

CESSDA Open Source Metadata Harvesting (OSMH)

The project developed a metadata harvesting solution for the purpose of developing CESSDA's joint European data catalogue, among others.

Funding period: 15 November 2015 – 15 June 2016

CESSDA PPP

FSD participated in the CESSDA project "Preparatory Phase Project for a Major Upgrade of the Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Research Infrastructure" in 2008–2010.

Ended: 2010

CESSDA Products and Services Catalogue Phase 2 (PaSC)

The aim of the PaSC project was to develop a central one-stop-shop for search/discovery of micro data sets from the holdings of CESSDA service providers. The goal was to make data sets easier to find by collecting metadata in a single service. The PaSC does not hold any data, or itself provide direct access to data but directs researchers to the source/service where the data may be obtained or analysed. The project was led by UKDS. Phase 2 produced the first version of the Catalogue.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

CESSDA Products and Services Catalogue Phase 3 (PaSC)

The aim of the PaSC project was to develop functionalities and usability of CESSDA's central search/discovery service for micro data sets from the holdings of CESSDA service providers. The goal was to make data sets easier to find by collecting metadata in a single service. The PaSC does not hold any data, or itself provide direct access to data but directs researchers to the source/service where the data may be obtained or analysed. The project was led by UKDS.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2018

CESSDA SaW: Strengthening and widening the European infrastructure for social science data archives

The aim was to achieve full European coverage, to strengthen the CESSDA network and to ensure sustainability of its data for the widened network. The primary ambition was to establish the conditions for a seamless social science data archive service for the whole of the European Research Area (ERA), capable of supporting the research needs of the next generation of social scientists wherever in Europe they may be, or beyond.

CESSDA SaW had ten project partners and twelve Service Providers were involved in the project via CESSDA AS as linked third parties. This also included the FSD. The project was funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Funding period: 1 August 2015 – 31 July 2017

CESSDA Technical Framework, Phase 3

CESSDA Technical Working Group (TWG) builds up the IT practices of CESSDA and supports the development of the technical infrastructure. The project was led by UKDS.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

CESSDA Technical Framework, Phase 4

CESSDA Technical Working Group (TWG) builds up the IT practices of CESSDA and supports the development of the technical infrastructure. The project was led by UKDS.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2018

CESSDA Trust Working Group

A key principle of CESSDA is trust, and its service providers are required to apply for CoreTrustSeal. Trust Working Group guides and supports data archives in obtaining the certificate and monitors the fulfilment of requirements set for CESSDA service providers.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2018

CESSDA Vocabulary Services Multilingual Content Maintenance 1 (VOICE)

Vocabularies in CESSDA (VOICE) is a service to manage the multilingual content of CESSDA ERIC. The project updated the content and language versions of the multilingual thesaurus ELSST, and maintained the database and the software.

A CESSDA-wide policy for the creation and maintenance of multilingual content was defined. Best practice guidelines and training modules were created for controlled vocabularies used by CESSDA and for other multilingual content obtained from Service Providers.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2018

DASISH – Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities

The three-year-project was funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme. The goal was to determine areas of cross-fertilization and synergy in the development of the following five ESFRI research infrastructure initiative: CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH, ESS and SHARE.

Funding period: 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2014.

DwB – Data without Boundaries

The Data without Boundaries (DwB) project was created to support equal and easy access to official microdata for the European Research Area, within a structured framework where responsibilities and liability are equally shared. This four-year-project was funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme.

Funding period: 1 May 2011 – 31 April 2015.

FSD in CESSDA

Following a Research Infrastructures call (FIRI 2013), the Academy of Finland awarded the FSD funding for the project that aimed to develop the FSD's capacity and competence as a national data service. The project aimed to improve FSD services and functionalities to allow FSD act as a national service provider in the European-wide CESSDA research infrastructure.

Funding period: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2015 (began in 2013)

Research Methods Web Resource (MOTV) Qualitative Methods Expansion

Ended: 2007

MADIERA

The MADIERA portal (Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area) was published in 2006 and is available at http://www.madiera.net/.

Ended: 2006

Making Nordic Health Data Visible

This Nordic project developed and supported practices for seamless and easier access to health-related data across national borders. Project outcome was a portal prototype for Nordic health data for research purposes, and enhanced visibility of Nordic research in the European context. The project was a collaboration between the Swedish National Data Service, the Danish Data Archive/the Danish National Archives, the Norwegian Social Science Data Services and the Finnish Social Science Data Archive. The project was funded by NordForsk.

Funding period: 1 October 2014 – 31 October 2016

Nordisk prosjekt for harmonisere personvernlovgivningen og praksis i forhold til forskningsbehov

Project period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

Party Agenda Database, POHTIVA

Ended: 2007

Suomi-Monitori

The Suomi-Monitori project aimed at developing an easy-to-use interface for accessing key survey data on societal participation, values and attitudes of the Finns, and changes over time in them. The service was projected to be versatile, completely open and allow online use of the data archived at Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), without requiring statistical skills. The actual data used in the service is based on the data already archived at the FSD. Target user groups include schoolchildren, students, journalists, decision-makers as well as ordinary citizens. The service is available in Finnish.

The project was associated with Ministry of Education and Culture's Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) and was funded from Tieto käyttöön programme of the ATT.

Funding period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

Supporting harvesting of DNA's metadata output with Kuha2 software into CESSDA Catalogue

FSD expanded the Kuha2 software to support data descriptions in DDI 3.1 format and enabled their transfer to CESSDA Data Catalogue.

The project was carried out in collaboration with the Danish Data Archive (DNA). FSD was responsible for developing the software used to converting the metadata, while DNA had the responsibility of testing the software and adding metadata.

Funding period: 1 January 2019 – 28 February 2019

Tietoarkisto 2015

Former "Tietoarkiston uudet palvelut – FSD Upgrade". Funded by the Academy of Finland (FIRI 2010).

Funding period: 9 December 2010 – 31 July 2015.

VERIC – Meeting CESSDA ERIC Requirements

Following a Research Infrastructures call (FIRI 2012), the Academy of Finland awarded the FSD funding for a project that aimed to build metadata capture, storage and repurposing tools to support CESSDA ERIC membership and the FSD's general service provision. Another aim was to cooperate with Statistics Finland to enhance metadata interoperability. In addition, the project contributed to the CESSDA Trust Project.

Funding period: 14 December 2012 – 15 December 2014 (began in 2013).