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Call for free access to CBS Microdata

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. The 2020 round was launched today.

Novice researchers in particular are invited to submit their MAG proposals. The available budget allows for granting free CBS Microdata access to eight projects (a 50% increase compared to last year). 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. 

The Microdata Access discount (MAD), an ongoing discount programme of up to 50% of the total costs of their Microdata project, also continues in 2020. 

Read more about the Microdata access grant and discount

Waiting list for the OSSC

The ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer (OSSC) allows to analyse highly sensitive data, such as CBS Microdata, on the Cartesius supercomputer. The OSSC demonstrated its extraordinary possibilities in three pilot projects. It is currently being scaled up to a production environment. It is expected that it will open to the wider research community before the summer of 2020. 

Do you think your project can use the ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer and do you want to be one of the first to use the production environment? Put your project on the waiting list. 

Put my project on the waiting list

UU faculty of Geosciences joins ODISSEI

ODISSEI welcomes Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences as its newest member organisation. In total, 34 organisations are members of ODISSEI.

Being a member organisation in ODISSEI offers several benefits. Employees of member organisations are entitled to several forms of compensation, like the LISS Grant. Besides, they will be the first to be able to use the ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer and ODISSEI Portal after completion of the pilot, they are part of a community of social scientists, and are represented in the Supervisory Board via a representative. 

My organisation wants to become an ODISSEI member organisation

LISS project: protective factors and parental well-being and mental health

Being a parent is a joyful yet challenging experience, imposing a unique mix of stress and rewards. Most parents report parenthood as a complex but positive experience. Much research is done on how risk factors, i.e. stressful conditions, affect mental health and wellbeing. However, very few studies have explored the role of protective factors (instead of risk) systematically.

In her 2018 project that was awarded the LISS Grant, Mariëlle Cloin studies the role of protective factors associated with parental well-being and mental health. Her question is: Why do some parents respond positively to parental challenges and why do others not? In this study, all 836 LISS respondents with a youngest child up to the age of 12 are contacted and the newly collected data will be combined with the other available data from the LISS panel.

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Other projects that received the LISS Grant in 2018

Partner announcements

Call for proposals Platform Digital Infrastructure SSH

The new Platform for Digital Infrastructure for SSH (PDI-SSH) invites submissions for the Call for Proposals Digital Infrastructure SSH. Initiatives for digital infrastructures that serve both the social sciences and the humanities are invited to submit their proposal. Resources can be requested for both strengthening or scaling up existing initiatives and launching new initiatives. The initiatives can be either incidental or structural in nature. The Platform launches this call as part of the SSH Sector Plan. The submission deadline is March 6, 2020. 
See the call for proposals

Introduction meeting CBS Microdata

On Thursday 14 May, Statistics Netherlands organises a meeting for researchers who (wish to) make use of CBS microdata. The overarching theme of the meeting is 'Inequality'. Speakers from CBS and the research community will give presentations in the field of work and income, education and health. The meeting will take place in the Hague and the main language is Dutch. 

Final programme and registration information will be announced well in advance on the ODISSEI site. 


CLARIN Call for papers: workshop on parliamentary data

CLARIN organises a workshop on creating, using and linking parliamentary data. The aim of the workshop is to bring together developers, curators and researchers interested in parliamentary debates. For this workshop CLARIN invites submissions of unpublished original work focusing on parliamentary records as well as linking parliamentary records with other datasets of political discourse. Submission deadline is February 12, 2020. The workshop will take place on May 12, 2020 in Marseille, France. 
More details on ParlaCLARIN workshop

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