A new director for CESSDA

14 February 2017

Ron Dekker has been appointed as director of CESSDA.

At the CESSDA General Assembly of November 2016, hosted by DANS and NWO in The Hague, Ron Dekker was appointed as the new director of CESSDA.

“CESSDA is a major infrastructure in Europe recognised as an ESFRI Landmark based in Bergen, Norway”, states Ron Dekker. “The field of research is undergoing major transformations. We are entering the era of open science, which is about a systemic change in the way science is performed and with more focus on data-driven research. CESSDA needs to be at the forefront of this change. I will ensure that CESSDA is the go-to partner on re-use of data in Europe and beyond.”


CESSDA stands for the ‘Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives’. As partner in CESSDA DANS is active in diverse projects and vice chair of the General Assembly. Please see our projects page for more information.

More information

Please consult the CESSDA website for the complete news item on the appointment of Ron Dekker.

For questions about CESSDA and DANS please send an email to Peter Doorn.

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