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Reminder: Microdata Access Grant 2021

Proposals for the 2021 round of the Microdata Access Grant (MAG) should be submitted by 30 April 23:59 CE(S)T. The MAG offers financing for research with CBS microdata. Researchers at an ODISSEI member organisation can apply for the grant. Awardees will be able to execute a CBS microdata project of up to €7,500. A total of six projects will be awarded.
Complete guidelines and application

Upcoming ODISSEI Lunch Lectures

The ODISSEI Lunch Lectures highlight methodological issues and innovations in Social Science.

29 April - The European Social Survey (ESS)

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On Thursday, 29 April, 12:00 to 13:00 CE(S)T, prof. dr. Aat Liefbroer (NIDI) and Tim Hanson (City University London) will present the European Social Survey (ESS) and the methodological and technical challenges it currently faces, both internationally and in the Netherlands. Hanson will present the latest developments in the ESS including how it is addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and experimenting with a transition to online data collection. Liefbroer will present ESS-NL and recent research findings from the ESS.
More information and registration

18 May - From PDF to Knowledge Graph: parsing CBS metadata

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On Tuesday 18 May, from 12:00 to 13:00 CE(S)T, Chang Sun (Maastricht University) will present her project on “Knowledge Graph for metadata of CBS Microdata”. Currently, the metadata are only available in Dutch and in PDF format. Sun converted the descriptions of all CBS microdata sets into one knowledge graph with comprehensive metadata in Dutch and English using text mining and semantic web technologies. Researchers can easily query the metadata, explore the relations among multiple datasets, and find the needed variables. This will tremendously save time and costs for reseachers.
More information and registration

LISS panel information event

On 20 May, from 13:00 to 15:00 CE(S)T, ODISSEI and CentERdata are organising an information event during which researchers can learn more about working with the LISS panel. During this afternoon, a variety of speakers will introduce the LISS panel and the research opportunities the panel offers. Two researchers will present their LISS research project, which were funded by the ODISSEI LISS grant. The event is open to anyone interested in using the LISS panel, including researchers who are interested in applying for the upcoming ODISSEI LISS grant, opening in May.
Full programme and registration

ODISSEI and ASReview collaboration

Artwork by Joukje Willemsen,
ASReview is an open-source tool that can help researchers find relevant literature at a much faster pace and increase the quality of their screening process. In the beginning of 2021, ODISSEI and ASReview started a collaboration to support researchers who wish to use this new digital tool for conducting systematic literature reviews at a much faster pace. ODISSEI’s Social Data Science Team (SoDa) is available to support new use cases and will work together with the ASReview team on further improving the tool.
Read more about the ODISSEI and ASReview collaboration

Partner announcements

SHARE conference call for papers

The SHARE-NL user conference, taking place on 25 June 10:00 to 14:00, aims to bring SHARE users from multiple disciplines together to discuss ongoing research projects from across the Netherlands. Papers on all research areas covered in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), are invited to submit. SHARE particularly invites contributions that make use of the longitudinal SHARE data, SHARE in combination with administrative data at Statistics Netherlands, or the SHARE Corona survey. Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Abstracts should be submitted by 23:59 CE(S)T on Friday, April 30th.
More information

Netherlands eScience Center Open eScience call

The Netherlands eScience Center Open eScience call is now open. This call offers researchers in-kind investment consisting of hours worked by Research Software Engineers (RSEs) from the eScience Center. The RSEs work together with the successful applicants to improve or build research software, as integral members of the research team. Applicants can submit a proposal for an early career project, with the value of one person-year of RSE time (1,620 hours), or a spearhead project, with two person-years per project.

Researchers who wish to apply for RSE time, but who have a project that requires fewer RSE hours, can apply for the open call for smaller projects in the social sciences that ODISSEI and the eScience Center will open in June. This grant is open to researchers at an ODISSEI member organisation.
More information


22 April, 13:00 - 15:30: ODISSEI Workshop: Integrating microdata with geospatial approaches, in collaboration with Marco Helbich and Hannah Roberts (Utrecht University)

29 April, 12:00 - 13:00: ODISSEI Lunch Lecture: European Social Survey, by Aat Liefbroer (NIDI) and Tim Hanson (City University, London)

18 May, 12:00 - 13:00: ODISSEI Lunch Lecture: From PDF to Knowledge Graph: parsing CBS metadata, by Chang Sun (Maastricht University)

20 May, 13:00 - 15:00: LISS panel information event

25 June, 10:00 - 14:00: SHARE-Netherlands user conference

View the complete events calendar with interesting events for the ODISSEI community.

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