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The SERISS Consortium invites participants to attend its 2nd methodological course that will take place in Ljubljana on 24-25 April 2017. The course will cover research issues of sampling, weighting and estimation. Selected participants will be reinbursed for travel and accommodation expenses. More information about the course is available here.
The European Social Survey Website has been updated with a cumulative data file for the first seven rounds of the ESS. The cumulative data are available from the Data and Documentation section, Cumulative Data (Wizard) where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats.
Although "NSDnews" is mainly aimed at readers in the research sector in Norway, the publication gives a good overview of national and international projects and activities. The main topic of NSDnews 1/2016 is NORDi (Norwegian Open Research Data Infrastructure), a major NSD project aiming at rebuilding the infrastructure for research data in Norway on the basis of the Open Access principle, thus making it easier to find, use and share research data. 
In order to be able to make data accessible not only to Finnish people, but also to international researchers or students involved in research projects, the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides datasets translated into English. More information about the datasets available are to be found in the blog post here.
The Czech Social Science Data Archive has received the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) certification. The archive thus joined a group of important and reliable data archives and became more attractive for data producers. The DSA certification is a condition for a CESSDA membership, it also enables archive to become a data repository for Horizon 2020 data.
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is now completing the process of becoming a full European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of director. More information is available here. Closing date for receipt of applications is on 18 September 2016. Anticipated start date in office is in January 2017.
The five-day workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management. More information is available here. 
The European project SERISS offers a course for scholars interested in quantitative, cross-cultural survey. The course "Designing questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys" focuses on practice of designing questionnaires for comparative research. The course will take place in Ljublana, Slovenia between 24th and 25th October 2016. Full description of the course is available here. 
The German research centre GESIS has made available the first version of dataset from ISSP 2014 Citizenship II. This version is provisional as it does not contain data from all ISSP countries. The final version will be available in July 2016. Data access, including download in SPSS or Stata format, is offered online via the GESIS Data Catalogue here.
Edition 2.2 of the ESS 6 data and documentation is now available from the ESS web site. The new release includes corrected post-stratification weights (PSPWGHT) and updated country data for Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy and Poland.