Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations (ODISSEI)

ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) works to develop a sustainable research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. Through ODISSEI, researchers within the social sciences will have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections connected to registrations from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This virtual web will enable researchers to answer new, cross-disciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in new ways.

ODISSEI is a collaborative project initiated by the project leaders of a number of large-scale data collections, CBS, SURFsara, CentERdata and NWO. The creation of a national data platform has been included in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure 2016-2020. Led by Pearl Dykstra, professor of Empirical Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the various partners involved will work together to realise this data platform. An application to this effect was submitted to the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure in early June 2017. A bridging financing of 500,000 euro has been obtained in January 2018.

With ODISSEI, the social sciences in the Netherlands are taking a crucial step towards a sustainable, large-scale infrastructure for the collection, interconnection and publication of data, which will allow researchers to address questions concerning migration, employment, health and security from a multi-disciplinary perspective.