08. The project of the month November 2012: Support for Establishment of National/Regional Social Sciences Data Archives (SERSCIDA)

SERSCIDA is designed as a strategic project for supporting the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the EU countries associated within the Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives (CESSDA) and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the field of social science data archiving. The project addresses the issues of potentials of usage of information-communication technologies for the benefits of scientific research and exchange of knowledge as laid down in the call for proposals topic. The project aims to produce tangible results and improve the capacities for exchange of knowledge and data collected through research in social sciences between the European countries and WBC involved.

The SERSCIDA Kick-off Meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The four main objectives of SERSCIDA are:

  • to support the establishment of social science data archives in order to increase the level of sharing and preserving data collected through research in WB countries
  • to identify potentials and infrastructures for establishment of social science data archives in WB countries involved
  • to enhance the exchange of knowledge and sharing of data collected through research in social sciences in the WB countries and EU – CESSDA countries.
  • to increase the level of understanding and support for open access policies through involvement of policy and decision makers in WB countries.

In order to achieve the objectives of SERSCIDA, a professional project management is provided by the staff, services, and management standards of the HRC Sarajevo, a well established academic and research organization and part of the University of Sarajevo which has successfully participated in two FP6 projects. WP1 is dedicated to providing a professional project management. In addition to regular technology enabled communication, three review/progress meetings with all partners will be carried out to ensure a sound overall administration and financial management of all partners of SERSCIDA. The coordinator will regularly collect data on financial expenditures, resource allocation and progress reports from all partners. The project coordinator will establish a proactive regular communication with the responsible officers from the EC to ensure regular updates on progress within the project and its transparent implementation. The ultimate milestone of WP1 is successful realization of the project and its activities recognized by the positive final review by the EC.

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Project type
  • FP7
Country of the coordinating institution
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact details
E-Mail: lsk@hrc.unsa.ba
Phone:+387 33 668 251
Fax:+387 33 668 251
Address:Zmaja od Bosne 8 Contact person: LEJLA SOMUN-KRUPALIJA Senior Programme /Research Officer, 71000 Sarajevo
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Acronym
SERSCIDA
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
Runtime
January 2012 - June 2014

Entry created by Lejla Somun-Krupalija on October 3, 2012
Modified on January 30, 2013