Support for Establishment of National/Regional
Social Sciences Data Archives

Support for Establishment of National/Regional Social Sciences Data Archives

SERSCIDA is designed as a strategic project for supporting the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the EU countries associated within the Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives (CESSDA) and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the field of social science data archiving. The project addresses the issues of potentials of usage of information-communication technologies for the benefits of scientific research and exchange of knowledge as laid down in the call for proposals topic. The project aims to produce tangible results and improve the capacities for exchange of knowledge and data collected through research in social sciences between the European countries and WBC involved.




SERSCIDA promoted in eSEE Initiative Newsletter April 2013

The aim of Electronic South Eastern Europe (eSEE) Initiative is to better integrate SEE countries into the global, knowledge-based economy by regionally supporting the development of Information Society. The eSEE Initiative provides a balanced policy and cooperation framework and provides one of the best examples of regional cooperation in the Stability Pact Practice. Actions undertaken by eSEE are complementary to the effort of drawing SEE closer to EU action plans for Information Society development expressed in the current i2010.

SERSCIDA project has been presented in the latest issue of the eSEE Initiative Newsletter.


The SERSCIDA Kick-off Meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

teamThe first meeting of the operational phase SERSCIDA network gathered 15 participants in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where seven SERSCIDA partners, from the 7 partners: the Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences FORS, Goeteborgs Universitet (University of Gothenburg) from Sweden, University of Essex from the United Kingdom, Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana) from Slovenia, Institut ekonomskih nauka (Institute of economic sciences) from Serbia, Filozofski fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb) and Centar za ljudska prava Univeziteta u Sarajevu (Human Rights Centre of University of Sarajevo).


The Second Meeting of the FP7 SERSCIDA Project Team

On Monday and Tuesday 26-27 November 2012 second meeting of the FP7 SERSCIDA project team were held in the premises of the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade. During the meeting, results of the research on the current state of research infrastructure and researchers’ practices in the field preservation, archiving and dissemination of social science research data in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Research was conducted by Institute of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, and Human Rights Center of the Sarajevo University with support of the EU project partners.

During the second part of the meeting participants defined further steps in project implementation with focus on organizational aspects of conference at which results of the SERSCIDA project will be presented to wider public. Conference will be held at the end of March 2013 in Belgrade.





International Conference - Opening Data Services in the Social Sciences

We are pleased to inform you that our international conference - Opening Data Services in the Social Sciences will take place on March 21-22, 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Conference is the most important gathering in project partner countries for experts and institutions promoting data services and open access of data.

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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.