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.


The new @eDataResearch website has been launched 🎉

E-data is the Dutch magazine on data and research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Find all E-data articles on the website, or download the complete February issue that has just been published.


@ODISSEI_nl Interesting talk on social network analysis exploring educational segregation in the #Netherlands Household is exceptionally important for educational level and highly urbanised areas appear more segregated @DrTomEmery #EducationMatters

This month, @SURF_NL has announced the start of the production of a new supercomputer.

In future, the ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer will also run on this new computer, that will have almost ten times more computing power than the current supercomputer.

📢ODISSEI has launched its 2021 Microdata Access Grant (MAG) call to finance six CBS microdata projects.

Find the complete call guidelines and information about the MAG Kick-off event (in collaboration with @statistiekcbs) on our website:

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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.