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Current state poses many questions regarding health and health care and also economic situation and impact of protective measures. Sociological research can provide us with deeper insight into current situation and impact of pandemic. Many data and information will not be known until the very end of the current crisis, however, many relevant data are already available and more will follow in the near future.
Nesstar sign-in info was changed. Your new sign-in information can be found in your user account accessible the main page of CSDA  ( when scrolling down on the right side under the button "REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATION". To this section, sign in with your original login you used for registration and your original password you used for registration. New login and password, which you find out after signing in, are valid only for the Nesstar data catalogue.
Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) will present the first of its series of webinars focused on the theoretical basis and the technology available for transcribing spoken language. In particular, the tutorial will focus on the role of automatic speech recognition – what are the opportunities, what are the pitfalls and to where can it be applied successfully. Date: 03 March 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00Location: SSHOC website  
Data (in Czech language) from the Czech Household Panel Study has been archived in the online repository Nesstar.    
Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA) of the Institute of Sociology CAS organizes the workshop: Data Management in Social Science Research and GDPRtaking place on 5th December 2019, Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, Národní 18, Praha 1, conference hall, 7th floor   Program Morning programme in Czech 8:45 – 9:00 Registration, coffee 9:00 – 9:45 Český sociálněvědní datový archiv: služby, projekty, data - Martin Vávra a Tomáš Čížek (ČSDA)
UK Data Service (UKDS) has prepared the ‘health-check’ software for numeric and survey data called  QAMyData. The tool uses automated methods to detect and report on some of the most common problems found in data, such as missingness, duplication, outliers and direct identifiers. The webinar that will take place on Monday 2nd December will introduce this handy tool.
Panel discussion webinar, where data protection experts from across Europe will give their views on what changes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought for research, data archiving and data sharing and how researchers and institutions have implemented the GDPR. Brief presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion responding to questions from the audience.
The recording of the Data Discovery webinar that was organized by the CSDA team last week, is now available at the CESSDA website here.    
Experts from the CESSDA Training Group invite participants to a very first free webinar dedicated to issues surrounding discovering research data. The webinar will provide valuable information to anyone carrying out research in the social sciences, humanities and in the life sciences.
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) presented its new website. The newest functinality - large data catalogue - provides access to data and metadata from all member data archives. The website and data catalogue can be accessed here and here.