DASISH (Digital Services Infrastructure for Social Sciences and Humanities) is an EU FP7 funded project (2012-2014) that brings together all 5 ESFRI research infrastructure initiatives in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) - CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH, ESS and SHARE.

The focus is on common activities across the disciplines and infrastructures with the aim of providing solutions to common issues relevant for the ESFRIs, solutions that will strengthen international collaboration. DASISH has identified four major areas of activity namely data quality, data archiving, data access and legal and ethics aspects. Major areas that are addressed by DASISH include: occupation coding, questionnaire design, survey translation, question form and quality, survey management, deposit services, model for common deposit service, rules and guidelines for proper data management, trust federation for data access, robust PID service, improving metadata quality, joint metadata domain, workflow implementation, annotation framework, ethical and legal issues, creating a legal and ethics competence centre, legal and ethical issues involved in data presentation. The outcome forms the basis for educational activities and for outreach to the communities that are to benefit from the work.

Through DASISH the participating infrastructures will not only obtain new solutions for specific problems and a consolidation of their infrastructure building, but will work out solutions facilitating interdisciplinary cross-walks of their researchers. This will be of mutual benefit for the five infrastructures and the communities they serve.

For further information, please visit the project website www.dasish.eu or contact Hans Jørgen Marker (Coordinator) or Michelle Coldrey (Project Manager) via dasish at dasish.eu.

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