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LISS Grant 2022 results

The recipients of the 2022 LISS panel grant call have been announced. This year ODISSEI could award the five highest scoring proposals from almost 40 submissions. The successful applications focus on a variety of topics, from division of cognitive labor, the determinants of social segregation in civic organisations and neighbourhoods, sustainable health behaviors and support for democratic innovations among underrepresented citizens. A project on perceptions of inequality and fiscal policy preferences will be extended with the linkage to the relevant CBS microdata. 

The next round of the LISS panel call will likely open in the spring of 2023. Please see our website for more information on the LISS panel grant and the projects that were awarded in the previous rounds of the call (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and corona grants- here and here).
Overview of awarded projects

CBS - ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Q&A session ZVWZORGKOSTEN

The next CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting will be a Q&A session with ZVWZORGKOSTEN experts from CBS on 19 January from 10:00 till 11:00 am. Zvwzorgkostentab: Zorgkosten personen basisverzekering ( is often used for basic health information. One difficulty in using this dataset is the constant change in health policy. Researchers who want to learn more about this dataset and the way that it relates to other datasets, are warmly invited to register for this Q&A session and send their questions in advance to (using @Q&A in the subject line).

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SICSS-ODISSEI summer school 2023

Photo: MG Fotografie - Michel Groen
From 19 to 30 June, ODISSEI is hosting its second summer school at Erasmus University Rotterdam, as part of the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science (SICSS) and the Erasmus Graduate School for Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH). In this summer school ODISSEI hopes to bring together PhD students, post-docs and early career researchers interested in computational social science. The programme will be for social scientists and data scientists. Registration for this summer school will open in January.
Read more about SICSS-ODISSEI

First aid for data questions: how SoDa can help build web scrapers and AI models

Scholars are often aware that there are new ways to collect and analyse data with innovative methods, but it is not always clear what the actual options are or how new techniques can be developed along the way. Social psychologist Eftychia Stamkou (UvA) approached the ODISSEI Social Data Science (SoDa) team to discuss if and how it would be possible to develop a model that can distinguish conformist and non-conformist gender expressions in art: ‘My research dream is that we can apply this to a large corpus, to see how gender is represented over time in the history of art.’

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Traineeship Social Data Science Team (SoDa)

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The ODISSEI Social Data Science (SoDa) team offers SoDa traineeships for early career social scientists to work between 3-8 months on a social science research project they propose. Researchers from various domains of social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, behavioural science) who would like to learn how to apply data-related solutions to complete their projects, are welcome to apply. The rolling call for proposals has just opened, and will be available throughout the academic year, but traineeships are subject to availability.
Read more about the SoDa Traineeship

FAIR yes, but how? FAIR Implementation Profiles in the social sciences

A FAIR Implementation Profile (FIP) is a collection of resources, services, and technologies adopted by a community to implement the FAIR principles. But what are FIPs exactly, why should they be used, and how can a FIP be initiated? Angelica Maineri and Shuai Wang  of the ODISSEI FAIR Support Team and the FAIR Expertise Hub for the Social Sciences explain the ins and outs of FAIR Implementation Profiles.

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ODISSEI Grant Support

On 15 December, a Q&A session took place in which ODISSEI Scientific Manager Kasia Karpinska answered questions of researchers who wanted to know how ODISSEI can help with the development of grant applications. Were you not able to attend, but would you still like to find out more about what ODISSEI can do for you in developing your research plans? Have a look at our Grant Support page and do get in touch if you want to further discuss the possibilities.

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Netherlands eScience Center launch of Research Software Directory

Research software is getting more and more important for conducting research, but it is currently not yet clearly recognized as research output. Therefore together with the Helmholtz association, Utrecht University, Leiden University and Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands eScience Center has developed the Research Software Directory, which is an online service to showcase research software and to promote its reuse and impact.

Read more about the Research Software Directory

ASReview Users meeting

The next ASReview Users Meeting will take place on 12 January. It aims to bring together people who use or contribute to one of the many subprojects within the ASReview universe. The goal is to meet each other, share information, learn about new developments and discuss collaborations. The Users Meeting is open to anyone who wishes to join, and will take place in Utrecht.
Register for the ASReview Users Meeting

Women in Data Science Datathon

On 3 and 4 February, the 4th edition of Women in Data Science (WiDS) Maastricht Datathon 2023 will take place. This year, this event will be hosted in person. The event is meant to inspire women to learn more about data science and to create a supportive environment for women to connect with others in their community. All genders are welcome to join.
More information and registration
Photo by MG Fotografie - Michel Groen

Happy holidays from the ODISSEI Coordination Team

The ODISSEI Coordination Team wishes everyone happy holidays. We are glad to be able to look back on a year in which the ODISSEI community has grown significantly, which you can read more about in our Annual Report. We look forward to continue to support researchers to conduct groundbreaking computational social science research in the new year, after a very well deserved break.
Go to Annual Report


12 January, 9:00-12:30: ASReview Users Meeting

19 January, 10:00-11:00: CBS-ODISSEI Microdata Meeting: Q&A session ZVWZORGKOSTEN

19 January, 16:00-17:00: SoDa Data Drop-in

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)

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