Work packages
Support for Establishment of National/Regional
Social Sciences Data Archives

Work package 6

Dissemination supports the dissemination of information between EU countries and WB countries regarding access to scientific information, preservation, and dissemination policies and practices. It encompasses the establishment of a website that will be continuously updated by an editorial system, production and publishing of information, plus organization of a dissemination conference addressing the future steps in regard to the establishment of social science data archives in WB countries and joining CESSDA, thus enabling the widening of the European network for access to and preservation and dissemination of scientific data in social sciences.

Open Access

'Open Access' refers to the practice of granting free Internet access to research publications and data. As all research and innovation builds on earlier achievements, an efficient system for broad dissemination of and access to research publications and raw data can accelerate scientific progress. The OECD Declaration of 2008 states "that open access to, and unrestricted use of data promotes scientific progress and facilitates the training of researchers," as well as maximizing "the value derived from public investments in data collection efforts." SERSCIDA will address the need for improved and open access to and dissemination of primary data collected through research in social sciences while at the same time trying to support reinforcement of the existing national strategies and structures, and to contribute to development of new ones.