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ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the necessary data, expertise and resources to conduct ground-breaking research and embrace the computational turn in social enquiry.

Through ODISSEI, researchers have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections as well as innovative and diverse new forms of data. These can be linked to administrative data at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Combining data from a wide range of sources enables researchers to answer new, exciting, interdisciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in novel, new ways.

The UvA has been a member organization from the beginning.

Being a member organisation in ODISSEI offers several benefits. Employees of member organisations are entitled to several forms of compensation, like the discount and grants for Microdata and the LISS panel. Besides, they will be the first to be able to use the ODISSEI Secure Supercomputer and ODISSEI Data Portal after completion of the pilot, they are part of a community of social scientists, and are represented in the Supervisory Board via a representative. 

See more about the grants here. 

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Questions about using data from ODISSEI in your research?

Many of our researchers have already used ODISSEI data for their research.

Herman van de Werfhorst is available to answer any substantive questions you may have about ODISSEI.

Prof. dr. H.G. (Herman) van de Werfhorst

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses