Project title

Fostering Open Science in Social Science Research



Scientific leader

Emanuela Reale

Lead partner of the project


Partners of the project:  CNR-DSU, CNR-ETHICS, CNR-IRPPS, CNR-ISTC, CNR-ICAR, CNR-ISTI, CNR Area di ricerca di Bari, CNR-ISMed, CNR UVR

Funding organization

EU Next Generation Funding, under the PNRR, Investment Line "Fund for the implementation of an integrated research and innovation infrastructure system"


FOSSR aims to become an Italian Open Science Cloud, along the lines of the European Open Science Cloud project, in which to integrate innovative services developed by the project for data collection, data curation and Fairness, and data analysis on economic and societal change.

FOSSR fosters the building of an integrated knowledge sharing platform, a single point of access to all the tools and services made available by the Italian nodes of social science infrastructures: CESSDA, SHARE and RISIS adopt the common theme of the development of Open Science in the Italian context with the goal of creating a framework of tools and services for the social science scholar community. This initiative is an investment to strengthen the digital capacities and the diffusion of advanced technologies in line with DESI4.

FOSSR wants to promote toward multiple audiences, a widespread knowledge and awareness of the data and methodologies employed in empirical social science, fostering the growth of a broad societal environment favourable to further thriving of social science research in Italy, providing easy, open, streamlined access to social science data through innovative interfaces. The integration of this pool of resources shall concretely contribute to the realization of open science for scholars in social sciences, going with an important program of scientific training on methods and instruments for social science research based on FAIR empirical data.

Kick off

25 November 2022



Project link

Website under construction

Research Lines

Higher Education policy and Research policy

Kick off meeting materials

Agenda: poster

















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