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 develops services focusing on research data management and aims 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 will be available for researchers at the beginning of 2018.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

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

This project aims 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 is part of the CESSDA Work Plan Task programme and its objective is to develop a standardised metadata design and practice for CESSDA. The project will produce a Metadata Standards Portfolio that will support resource discovery and question banks. The project is lead by FSD and the partners are ADP, CASD, DDA, GESIS, NSD, SND and UKDS.

Funding period: 1 November 2015 – 30 April 2017

CESSDA Open Source Metadata Harvesting (OSMH)

Funding period: 15 November 2015 – 15 June 2016


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

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

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

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

CESSDA SaW has ten project partners and twelve Service Providers are involved in the project via CESSDA AS as linked third parties. This includes the FSD too. The project is 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 is led by UKDS.

Funding period: 1 January – 31 December 2017

DASISH – Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and Humanities

This three-year-project is funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme. The goal is 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 exists 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 is funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme.

Funding period: 1 May 2011 – 31 April 2015.


Following a Research Infrastructures call (FIRI 2013), the Academy of Finland awarded the FSD funding for this project that aims to develop the FSD's capacity and competence as a national data service. The new project aims to improve FSD services and functionalities so that the FSD can act as a national service provider in the recently established 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


The MADIERA portal (Multilingual Access to Data Infrastructures of the European Research Area) was published in 2006 and is available at

Ended: 2006

Making Nordic Health Data Visible

This Nordic project will develop and support practices for seamless and easier access to health-related data across national borders. Project outcome will be a portal prototype for Nordic health data for research purposes, and enhanced visibility of Nordic research in the European context. The project is 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 is 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

Poliittisten ohjelmien tietokanta, POHTIVA

Ended: 2007


The project Suomi-Monitori aims 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 proposed service will be versatile, completely open and will 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 will be based on the data already archived at the FSD. Target user groups are schoolchildren, students, journalists, decision-makers as well as ordinary citizens. In the first stage, the service will be available in Finnish.

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

Funding period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

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 this project that aims to build metadata capture, storage and repurposing tools which will support CESSDA ERIC membership and the FSD's general service provision. Another aim is to cooperate with Statistics Finland to enhance metadata interoperability. In addition, this project will contribute to the CESSDA Trust Project, where the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) method is used as a tool.

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