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NWO Roadmap grant for digital infrastructure Social Sciences and Humanities

The collaboration between ODISSEI and CLARIAH and fifteen national partners has been awarded an NWO Large-scale Research Infrastructure Grant of €15.2 million. This new collaboration, Social Science and Humanities Open Cloud for the Netherlands (SSHOC-NL) will make it possible for researchers to securely and ethically link and analyse a huge range of data such as historical records, textual data, images, survey data, and social media data. This will help researchers address some of the most pressing issues that society faces such as polarisation, social inequalities, and environmental changes.
Read more about SSHOC-NL
Photo by MG Fotografie - Michel Groen

ODISSEI Summer School programme & deadline

The programme outline for the upcoming free SICSS-ODISSEI summer school has been added to the website. In this summer school, which takes place in Rotterdam from 19-30 June, ODISSEI hopes to bring together PhD students, post-docs and early career researchers interested in computational social science. Those who are interested in participating are warmly encouraged to apply. Terms and conditions can be found on the website. Applications can be submitted online no later than 28 February 2023.
Go to SICSS-ODISSEI website
Photo by MG Fotografie - Michel Groen

Save the date ODISSEI conference

On 2 November, the ODISSEI Conference for Social Sciences in the Netherlands 2023 will take place in Utrecht. With more than 300 participants and more than 70 presentations, last year’s conference was a great success. A Call for Papers for the upcoming conference will follow later this year. We hope many of you can already save the date in your calendars.
Look back at last year's conference

New version of the ODISSEI Portal

A new prototype of the ODISSEI Portal has recently been launched. It now includes social science collections from DataverseNL alongside metadata from CBS, DANS SSH data station and LISS panel. The new prototype features several improvements, such as better data citations and information on the provenance of the metadata.
Read more about the new Portal prototype

CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Expert Q&A

On 7 March the next CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Expert Q&A will take place from 11:00 to 12:00. The Q&A, which will focus on the Secmbus-file, is hosted by CBS-experts Koos Arts and Kai Gidding. The Secmbus-file gives an indication of the socio-economic status of individuals over the period 1999-2021. If you would like to know to what extent Secmbus can be useful for your research, you would like to know how Secmbus is related to other datasets on income or have any other questions, please register below.
Register here

Microdata Access Grant Information Event and ODISSEI Portal Presentation

The 2023 Microdata Access Grant call will open in March. Researchers who want to work with microdata and consider applying for the Microdata Access Grant (MAG) are welcome to join the online Information Event that is organised in collaboration with CBS on March 14, 14:00-15:00. During this meeting potential applicants can ask questions on conducting research with the CBS Microdata (available data, procedures etc.) and the grant application procedure.

Register for the MAG Information Event
More information on searching for the data can be obtained during an online ODISSEI Portal presentation, which will be held during a CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting on April 4 (14:00-15:00). The ODISSEI Portal combines metadata from a wide variety of research data repositories into a single interface, including CBS microdata, which facilitate the search for the right data for a research project.
Register for the Portal Presentation

FAIRsharing for the Social Sciences

FAIRsharing, an online collection of resources to implement the FAIR principles, can be very useful for social scientists, for instance when writing their Data Management Plan (DMP). Check out the new FAIR support blog post, in which the purposes and structure of FAIRsharing are described.
Read the FAIR support blog post

Netherlands eScience Fellowship Call for Applicants

The Netherlands eScience Center accepts applications from researchers who have the ambition to promote or improve the use of research software within their organization or discipline to become an eScience Center Fellow. The Center hosts an info event next Wednesday 22 February from 14:00 to 16:00 online. At the event, interested applicants will hear from the Fellowship coordinators and the current eScience Center Fellows.
Programme and registration

Surf Research Day

The SURF Research Day will take place on 23 May in Amersfoort. The conference connects research, IT and innovation. You can now submit ideas for sessions, and nominate people for the SURF Research Support Champion awards. These awards put in the spotlight those who have made remarkable efforts to support research within their institution.
Read more about the SURF Research Day


23 February, 14:00-15:00: CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Energy Poverty in Figures, Lydia Geijtenbeek (Statistics Netherlands)

28 February, 12:00-13:00: ODISSEI Lunch Lecture (postponed from December): The robot or the brain, dr. Irina Lock (UvA) and Christiaan Meijer (Netherlands eScience Center)

7 March, 11:00-12:00: CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Expert Q&A 

14 March, 14:00-15:00: Microdata Access Grant Information Event

16 March, 16:00-17:00: SoDa Data Drop-in

4 April, 14:00-15:00: CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: ODISSEI Portal Presentation

19-30 June: SICSS-ODISSEI summer school

2 November: ODISSEI Conference for Social Science in the Netherlands

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