CESSDA Training

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Training Group is a space for cooperation among all training practitioners within CESSDA Service Providers and acts as an advisory body to the work of CESSDA Training. Its main functions are:

  • Identifying the training needs of the CESSDA community and its users and supporting CESSDA Training to prioritise these needs
  • Promoting training harmonisation across training providers within the CESSDA community and advising CESSDA Training on harmonisation actions
  • Identifying new trends in training across the community
  • Providing training events

Representatives from all Service Providers that offer training of any form are invited to this group. The main topics are Research Data Management and Data Discovery.

During 2017 the Research Data Management subgroup are developing an online training module for social science researchers to teach basic data management knowledge and skills with additional offline content for use during face-to-face training workshops. The core chapters in this module are:

  • Data management planning
  • Ethical and legal
  • Quality and organisation of data
  • Documentation and metadata
  • Storage, backup and security
  • Publishing and sharing your research data

During 2017, the Data Discovery subgroup are delivering a number of events and online resources that aim to alert researchers to the datasets which are available across CESSDA, and to help them understand complicated datasets and their potential.

Our contribution

Lead partners: DANS, UK Data Service


Dates: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017


A variety of countries from the CESSDA consortium: https://www.cessda.eu/Consortium.

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