Current Projects

This page lists FSD's own projects as well as projects taken on in collaboration with other actors.

COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe (COORDINATE)

The COORDINATE project will initiate a community of researchers and organisations that will drive forwards the coordinated development of comparative birth cohort research in Europe. The aim is to facilitate access to international birth cohort panel data on child and youth wellbeing. COORDINATE is a part of the Growing Up In Digital Europe (GUIDE) project, which develops Europe's first comparative birth cohort survey.

FSD participates in the project as a linked third party of CESSDA and contributes to a work package that enhances the findability of research data by gathering harmonized metadata of wellbeing data.

The COORDINATE project is funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and coordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University.

1 April 2021 – 31 March 2025

Finnish Research Infrastructure for Public Opinion (FIRIPO)

The Finnish Research Infrastructure for Public Opinion (FIRIPO) is a collaborative effort by Åbo Akademi, Tampere University and University of Turku to establish a national research infrastructure for public opinion research in Finland. The infrastructure will be multidisciplinary and serve several fields of study and researchers of public opinion around the world.

The goals of FIRIPO include systematizing and coordinating scientific research on public opinion and choice behavior in Finland as well as developing and sharing methods in public opinion research and advising on the use of public opinion in policy-making. FSD participates in the project to promote open science aims through open data.

The project is funded by FIRI 2019 call of the Academy of Finland (New infrastructure initiatives and non-roadmap infrastructures). FIRIPO is headed by Professor Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi). Professor Kaisa Herne is responsible for the project at Tampere University and Professor Heikki Kauppi at the University of Turku.

1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022

Transforming Research through Innovative Practices for Linked interdisciplinary Exploration (TRIPLE)

The goal of the TRIPLE project is to increase the reuse of research data in the European social sciences and humanities across languages and disciplines as well as enhance the visibility and social impact of research in these fields. The project will develop a full multilingual and multicultural solution providing innovative tools to support research.

The project receives funding from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and it is coordinated by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). As a linked third party of CESSDA, FSD is included in tasks of the project that focus on machine learning training on subject classifications, comparison of existing humanities and social sciences vocabularies and classifications, possible mappings and creation of new vocabularies required, and consequent automated enrichment of data descriptions to improve discoverability.

Funding period: 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2023

EOSC-Nordic

EOSC-Nordic is part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative. The EOSC-Nordic project promotes the openness of research data in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project aims to facilitate the coordination of EOSC initiatives in the participating countries and to harmonise operational policies and services.

The project is funded by Horizon 2020: the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and coordinated by NeIC, the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration. FSD's contribution in the project is linked to a work package concerning the FAIR principles of research data and best practices in data management.

Funding period: 1 September 2019 – 2022

Crossing Boundaries with Tools and Services (C-BoTS)

The project will enhance the interoperability of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive’s services with other data-related services at the national and international levels. In addition, FSD will increase the visibility of data creators and their organisations as well as the transparency of FSD operations. The goals of the project include automatising reports on the use of FSD services and archived data, exploring available anonymisation tools and charting the possibilities for their use at FSD. The Archive will also upgrade its tools for the management of qualitative textual datasets. The project includes a work package that focuses on cross-national comparative research.

The project is funded by the Academy of Finland's FIRI 2018 call for research infrastructures.

Funding period: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2023

Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

The project aims to build cloud-based solutions for users of SSH data. The intention is to move from the current decentralised digital research infrastructure to an advanced cloud ecosystem. The new ecosystem will enable data sharing following the FAIR principles, development and provision of tools throughout research lifecycle, and training provision across different fields. FSD is closely involved in work packages focussing on data and metadata interoperability and trust and quality assurance.

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, CESSDA, coordinates the SSHOC project, and 47 organisations participate in the work. The project is funded by Horizon 2020: the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Funding period: 1 January 2019 – 30 April 2022

Active FSD for CESSDA: New European Services for Researchers

This project allows FSD to focus on meeting the requirements set by CESSDA, as well as actively taking part in development work within the research infrastructure. FSD will have an active role in designing services that CESSDA will offer to European researchers in the future and ensures that its own services are in line with European and international standards.

The funding by the Academy of Finland is based on the proposal submitted in the FIRI 2016 call for research infrastructures based on state memberships.

Funding period: 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2021

CESSDA Development of Metadata Aggregator

The project develops an OAI-based aggregator that collects and combines metadata of CESSDA archives. The development work builds on the Kuha2 software previously developed by FSD.

Funding period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

CESSDA ELSST

FSD participates in the steering group of the multilingual thesaurus ELSST that develops the contents of the thesaurus.

Funding period: 1 January 2021 – 31 March 2022

CESSDA Journals Outreach

More and more academic journals are requiring the deposit of the data used in publications. The goal of the project is to inform and persuade journals that they can rely on CESSDA service providers for the deposit and sharing of data and replication files used in publications, rather than try to establish repositories themselves.

Funding period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

CESSDA Metadata Office

The project updates and promotes the CESSDA metadata model and other MDO outputs to service providers and other partners.

Funding period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

CESSDA Plan for CDC Upgrade

The project plans and develops new features in the CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in a new tab) .

1 January 2021 – 31 March 2022

CESSDA Training events

Training Events plans and organizes training for European researchers on various topics, such as research trends and analysis methods. Training Events works in close cooperation with other CESSDA working groups.

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

CESSDA Trust activities 2021-2022

Trust Activities supports CESSDA service providers in CoreTrustSeal certification. Trust Activities works in close cooperation with other CESSDA working groups and projects as well as other research infrastructures.

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

CESSDA Widening of European Coverage

The goal of the project is to continue CESSDA widening into new member states and data types. Another goal is to strengthen cooperation with global partners.

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

FSD's administrative and recurring tasks with CESSDA

FSD also has recurring memberships and administrative tasks within CESSDA.

CESSDA CDC Content Contact

FSD's representative is the Content Contact for CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in a new tab) .

CESSDA CVS Content Contact

FSD's representative is the Content Contact for CESSDA Vocabulary Service (Opens in a new tab) .

CESSDA Non-executive Technical Content Contact

FSD's representative is the Non-executive Technical Content Contact for CESSDA.

CESSDA Tools Working Group

CESSDA Tools Working Group prioritises and realises new tools and services from Service Providers and third parties for users. FSD leads the Tools WG.

Project Archive

Project descriptions on completed projects are available in the project archive.