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One of the projects for 2018 within the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) is the DataverseEU project. The aim of the project is to develop a service for CESSDA Service Providers, based on the Dataverse software developed by the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), that would be adjusted to the needs of the CESSDA community, especially small and/or emerging archives. To fulfill this, additional functionalities of the Dataverse software are planned to be developed within the project. Project activities in 2018 include the installation of the software using a Docker container on the CESSDA cloud platform, the enhancement of the system to enable connection with a chosen Persistent Identifier (PID) provider, the development of an API for the CESSDA Controlled Vocabularies, Topic Classification, European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST), and the development of a multilingual user interface. Activities in 2019 are aiming to expand the metadata fields towards the DDI lifecycle, to develop different interfaces for national long-term preservation solutions and more.
Project partners are: ADP (Slovenia), AUSSDA (Austria), DANS (the Netherlands), GESIS (Germany), SND (Sweden) and TARKI (Hungary).
The project will be partly continued in the SSHOC (Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud) project.