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Call for proposals: CBS microdata access

New round of the Microdata Access Grant


The ODISSEI Microdata Access Grant (MAG) provides researchers working at an ODISSEI member organisation with free access to CBS Microdata.

Novice researchers are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal. The available budget allows for granting free CBS Microdata access to eight projects. The budget of € 7,500 per project will typically cover a project by two researchers, with a duration of six months and access to approximately ten datasets (see the CBS data catalogue). Proposals must be submitted by 30 April 2020 at the latest.

Do you want to get an idea of the possibilities? Have a look at the projects that were awarded last year.
Download the full guidelines

ODISSEI funds corona research in the LISS panel

ODISSEI has awarded time on the LISS panel for corona-related research into home-schooling (Dr. Thijs Bol, UvA) and the distribution of care responsibilities (Dr. Mara A. Yerkes, UU).

The awards were granted after ODISSEI launched an urgent response call on 13 March. There were 43 submissions received and an international group of reviewers evaluated the proposals within ten days, to ensure that the researchers could begin implementing their proposed items as soon as possible.

Bol is examining the effects of home-schooling on social inequality and long-term educational outcomes and Yerkes is studying gender inequality and care responsibilities during the lockdown. 

Read more about these two studies

The LISS panel is currently conducting a lot of corona related research and data will be published as soon as possible. Keep an eye on the LISS data archive for more information.

Dutch Data Prize

Research Data NL

On 18 November 2020, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded to researchers or research groups who make contributions to science by making research data available for additional or new research. The winners will go home with €5,000 to make their dataset more accessible and a sculpture. 

Do you know a researcher or research group with a dataset that qualifies for the prize? Nominate yourself or someone else before 1 June 2020.

More information on the prize (in Dutch)

SSHOC survey data vocabularies


Research practices across the social sciences and humanities vary widely. This diversity is also reflected in the use of data vocabularies.

Given this, Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is surveying the research community on this subject. Based on the analysis, SSHOC wants to stimulate uniform access to research data. The survey runs until 30 April 2020.

More information on the survey

Dutch computing power in the battle against corona

All over the world, people are joining forces in the hope of quickly developing a vaccine against the corona virus and a cure for COVID-19. ODISSEI partner SURF is contributing to this by giving researchers accelerated access to high-quality computing facilities and data services. SURF also supports numerous other research initiatives.

Corona-related research can start within a few days with the help of a 'fast track grant' on high performance computing (HPC) facilities. For each of these facilities, the necessary storage and assistance in setting up the software and technical expertise can also be requested. 
Read more on SURF's website
In addition to accelerating the availability of computing capacity, storage, and expertise, SURF is directly and indirectly involved in numerous other activities relating to corona research.

Partner vacancies

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) opened up a PhD position as part of the newly funded project “Using machine learning to improve the measurement of the European fertility gap”. See more details.

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) opened up four PhD positions, studying the polarisation of issue publics, virtual assistants in families, algorithm bias in online employer communication, and surveillance in emergent media technologies. See more details.

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