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CESSDA Euro Question Bank (EQB)

The aim of the project is to develop and implement the Euro Question Bank (EQB), a central search facility across all CESSDA’s survey holdings.

The EQB will be based on the DDI-Lifecycle metadata standard, and a close collaboration with the CESSDA Metadata Management project will be undertaken. The Open Source Metadata Harvester tool will be further developed for this. It will be easy for CESSDA Service Providers to contribute documentation from their holdings standardised metadata. It will be possible to integrate EQB into the CESSDA Product and Services Portal.

The work in 2017 will be concentrated around “Broad Application and Enhanced Functionality”. Feedback on the prototype application will be gathered with a structured survey and it will be used to build a revised work plan. The data and metadata model will be extended for a second prototype. A user workshop will be organised, and a first productive application will be delivered.



1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017


GESIS (lead), DANS, DDA, FSD, FORS, NSD, SND, TARKI (if member), UKDA.


For further information, please consult the relevant CESSDA webpage