Case study led by leading global institutions in the respective fields: Social Surveys

Q2 2024
  • Landscape, Monitoring and Engagement
    • Widening to public and private sectors & going global
  • Result description

    This case study provides recommendations related to Social Surveys. This case study undertakes a comparative study of the data management, harmonization and integration practices of one of the satellite countries – Australia, through the AUSSI-ESS – and the core ESS, an ERIC social science infrastructure. It leverages the DDI metadata standards to understand how such multi-national collections could be made increasingly interoperable and reusable through shared procedural and technical development, and establishes a set of guidelines and tools for the development of cross-national collections into the future.

    Problem addressed

    The recommendations contained in the CDIF will consider standards in particular domains being used in EOSC, as well as in other regions of the world.

    Who can use the result

    All scientific disciplines for which the standards are relevant.


    The recommendations are expected by the end of the project in mid-2024. A preliminary 12-month progress review was successfully completed by the project in June 2023.

    How to use the result

    The result and relevant reports will be available on project website and WorldFAIR Zenodo community