From 20 June to 1 July, the first SICSS-ODISSEI summer school successfully took place in Rotterdam. In the first week, the programme included lectures and interactive work sessions to familiarise about 20 participants with key issues and challenges in computational social sciences.
ODISSEI Lunch Lecture: The equitability of policy interventions: the Dutch decentralization of the social domain
On Thursday 13 October between 12-13 hrs, Mark Verhagen (University of Oxford) will give an online Lunch Lecture on his use of Dutch administrative data at Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and machine learning to study the effects of decentralization of government tasks.
During the Dutch national Open Science Festival, ODISSEI launched the first version of the ODISSEI Portal. The ODISSEI Portal combines metadata from a wide variety of research data repositories into a single interface.
The deadline for the ODISSEI eScience Grant has been extended, and additional funding for RSE time has been made available at the Netherlands eScience Center.
The Microdata Access Grant provides free access to CBS Microdata for a selection of projects of researchers working at an ODISSEI member organisation. In the 2022 round of the MAG call, seven projects were awarded. Read more about the projects here.
With the increasing popularity of open science practices, it is now more and more common to openly share data processing and analysis code along with more traditional scientific objects such as papers. There are many benefits to doing so: it makes your work more easily verifiable, reproducible, and reusable. But what are the best ways to create an understandable, openly accessible, findable, citable, and stable archive of your code? In this post, we look at what you need to do to prepare your code folder and then how to upload it to Zenodo.
Are you interested in the needs of data stewards supporting researchers working with (quantitative) social sciences? Check out the report “Assessing FAIR Data Support Needs Amongst Data Supporters in the ODISSEI Community”, openly accessibile on Zenodo.
The ODISSEI Community on Zenodo is now live! We encourage you to add your ODISSEI-related outputs to the collection.
ODISSEI welcomes proposals for presentations on Computational Social Science to be given at its conference on 3 November 2022 in Utrecht.
In Sociologie Magazine, Rense Corten (Utrecht University) writes about the future of empirical sociology, including the role that research infrastructures such as ODISSEI play.