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.


Save the date! The ODISSEI Community Conference will take place on 18 November in Utrecht (health measures permitting).

Mark it in your calendar, more information will follow.

Deadline approaching! Quick reminder that the submission date for our social sciences open call for proposals is fast approaching: July 30 to be precise. Interested? Take a look here: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/calls-for-proposals/open-odissei-escience-call-2021/
… join the call by signing up here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=odisseiescience2021 @ODISSEI_nl

Only 2.5 weeks left to submit your ODISSEI eScience application for Research Software Engineer hours!

Want to talk about your project ideas? Sign up for a free consultation hour this week or the next: https://forms.office.com/r/c3PwHFUhtX

More info about the call: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/calls-for-proposals/open-odissei-escience-call-2021/

Listen to the #ESRA21 podcast about data linkage, at 18:15, sponsored by ODISSEI. If the topic interests you, then also visit the @ODISSEI_nl website to see opportunities for linkage of your survey data with administrative microdata of @statisticscbs.

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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 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.