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.


At the beginning of the month, the #ODISSEI2022 conference took place. It was a great success thanks to all speakers and participants.

To get an impression of the day, watch the keynotes by @fraukolos and @msalganik, and other recorded sessions, visit:


New publication in @ActaPolitica https://rdcu.be/c0sKb.📗 Together with @susanvermeer and @AnnelienVanR 🤩 we combine the two wave panel data from the 2021 Dutch Parliamentary Elections Study with a computer-assisted content analysis of traditional and online media 1/2

Before you start your weekend, have a quick look at our upcoming online Lunch Lecture and REGISTER!

On 6 December, Irina Lock will present 'The Robot or the Brain?', in which she explores how AI is framed in online media images:

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ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer

In the ODISSEI Secure supercomputer (OSSC), researchers can analyse data from CBS in a secure way on SURF’s Snellius 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.