ODISSEI Management Board member Ruurd Schoonhoven (Senior Account Manager, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)) is retiring and will leave ODISSEI after years of exceptional and active involvement. Ruurd stood out because of his dedication to ODISSEI and his diligent and considerate attitude.
In February, the new E-data website was launched (in Dutch). Now that the new website is in place, E-data articles can be found and shared as indiviudual items.
This month, SURF has announced that a new supercomputer will be built. In the future, the OSSC will be transferred to the new supercomputer, to enable social scientists to make use of the enormous amount of extra computing power it offers.
The 2021 round of the Microdata Access Grant (MAG) call opens today. The MAG offers researchers free access to CBS microdata.
Would you like more information on the possibilities of CBS microdata? On Tuesday, 23 March from 14:00 to 16:00, ODISSEI is organising a Microdata Access Grant Kick-off event. During this event, a variety of speakers will give an introduction to researchers who want to work with microdata and consider applying for the Microdata Access Grant.…
The department of Methods and Statistics at Utrecht University offers a variety of courses during the Utrecht Summer School 2021 that may be of interest to the ODISSEI community. Registration is now open for most courses.
On Tuesday 9 February 2021 from 12-1 pm, the first ODISSEI Lunch Lecture will take place digitally. Dr. Hannah Roberts (UU) will discuss her recent research on associations between multiple environmental exposures and depressive symptoms in the Netherlands. For this research, Roberts has combined survey data with CBS microdata and GPS data.
SURF is organising the national conference around research and ICT: the SURF research week. The 3-day online programme will take place on the afternoons of 13, 14 and 15 April. During sessions on data processing, research support, open science and much more, attendees will learn about the latest ICT services that can accelerate research. The programme also offers room to meet with researchers or connect with SURF partners.
On 1 February, the Netherlands eScience Center opens a call for machine learning projects: Open Call for Small-Scale Initiatives in Machine Learning.
Mara Yerkes (Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Utrecht University) received the ODISSEI LISS Corona grant in the spring of 2020 together with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from three Dutch universities. The grant gave Yerkes and her team free access to the LISS panel to examine gender inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic.