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A National Network Of Accelerators Dedicated To Material Irradiation (EMIR)
Hosting Legal Entity
Kaunas University of Technology
Coordinating Country
Type Of RI
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2006
Kestucio str. 8-206, Lithuanian Data Archive for Humanities and Social Sciences, Kaunas, PO: 44320 (Lithuania), Lithuania(54.895509, 23.923039)
RI Keywords
Empirical data,Socials sciences,Humanities,Data sharing,Data archiving,Survey,Digital
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Social Sciences;Humanities and Arts

Mission and Objective

Lithuanian Data Archive for Humanities and Social Sciences (LiDA) is a national digital social science and humanities data service making it possible to search, browse, analyse and download empirical data. LiDA contains social survey data, historical statistics and data about Lithuanian political system. LiDA is responsible for acquisition and dissemination of national and international data sets, data access to international data archives, national and international data analysis and methodological training, publication of data analysis teaching and learning materials. Data archiving is based on the NESSTAR system and FEDORA repository. LiDA services also are available through the catalogue of the Lithuanian Virtual Library (LVB). All metadata are bilingually documented in English and Lithuanian. LiDA a service provider for the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA AS). LiDA was established in June 2006 and its first phase of development was funded from EU Structural funds. The second phase of the LiDA development was funded by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science and EU Structural funds.


- Acquisition and dissemination of empirical data

Acquisition and dissemination of empirical data sets.

- Methodological training in data analysis

Quantitative and qualitative data analysis training.

- Publishing of teaching materials in empirical data analysis

Publishing of data analysis teaching materials.

- Access to data and metadata

Access to empirical data and metadata.



NESSTAR system for data storage, publishing and analysis.

- FEDORA repository

Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) defines a set of abstractions for expressing digital objects, asserting relationships among digital objects, and linking "behaviors" (i.e., services) to digital objects. The Fedora Repository Project (i.e. Fedora) implements the Fedora abstractions in a robust open source software system. Fedora provides a core repository service (exposed as web-based services with well-defined APIs).

- Virtual searchable database