ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the necessary data, expertise and resources to conduct ground-breaking research and embrace the computational turn in social enquiry.

Through ODISSEI, researchers have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections as well as innovative and diverse new forms of data. These can be linked to administrative data at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Combining data from a wide range of sources enables researchers to answer new, exciting, interdisciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in novel, new ways.


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Find out more about the #EOSCSymposium2020:

The Dutch Platform for Survey Research (NPSO) hosts an online seminar on the GDPR and ethics in survey research, which takes place on 29 October.

Attendance is free if you register as an NPSO member (free of charge). See for the entire program (in Dutch): https://www.npso.net/evenementen/online-npso-lezingenmiddag-avg-en-ethiek-survey-onderzoek

Have a nice #openaccessweek2020! You can find over 145,000 open research datasets in EASY in the Netherlands: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/home

A proof of principle GWAS on health care expenditure, linking @NTRscience genetics data to Dutch population register data in the context of the @ODISSEI_nl Secure supercomputer platform (which runs on @SURF_onderzoek hardware). Lead by Eveline de Zeeuw: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.17.334896v1

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ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer

In the ODISSEI Secure supercomputer (OSSC), researchers can analyse administrative, individual level data from CBS in SURF’s Cartesius high-performance computing environment.

These are three recent projects:

Access Grants

ODISSEI offers several discounts and calls to employees of member organisations who use Microdata or the LISS panel.

Many projects were already funded via ODISSEI.

International collaborations


ODISSEI is financed by member organisations and is governed by a Supervisory Board and a Management Board.

Work streams

ODISSEI consists of four closely integrated work streams.