The new CESSDA website focuses on users, tools and services

CESSDA launches a new website which focuses on its user groups and has more to offer researchers.

Three key services are highlighted: CESSDA Data Catalogue, Data Management Expert Guide and Training. What’s more, various Tools & Services are categorised by user group and easily findable from the homepage.

The social sciences cover multiple disciplines and many communities, studying human behaviour and decision-making, interactions in societies and organisations, development levels, governance, politics and much more. In a way, social sciences is about us and the people are our data.

CESSDA develops tools & services for researchers – either as data producers or as data users. CESSDA wants to coordinate standards for metadata, provide a technology platform – together with other research infrastructures.

Listening to CESSDA community

For Data Users there is the CESSDA Data Catalogue, a platform for researchers wanting to find and reuse social science and humanities research data.

For Data Producers there is an up-to-date Data Management Expert Guide, designed by European experts to help social science researchers make their research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

The Training portal offers training activities, advice and educational resources. Do you want to become a well-trained researcher in data management and data use? Look for a suitable date and training session in CESSDA's Training Event Calendar.

For Service Providers the site also offers back-office tools, such as a Controlled Vocabularies Manager (coming soon), a Capability Development Model which provides both a starting point for emerging preservation initiatives and a reference tool for established archives.

For Members and potential members there is a Guide for Developing National Data Service Plans and best practices from Service Providers.