The Voices of the 20th Century Archive and Research Group operates as an independent archive within the Research Documentation Centre. It contains numerous qualitative research materials of great importance for the history of sociology, from the last 60 years.
The Research Documentation Centre documents, archives and makes the researches conducted by Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence) accessible for re-use. The curation proccess is conducted in close cooperation with the researchers.
Data management is an institutionally expected and supported task in the international research practice. Around the world in many research facilities, the comprehensive documentation of research data and the transparent data management is a part of the normal operation.
Our pilot project aimed to improve archive searchability by testing various machine text analysis techniques on a sample of interview collections held in the digital social science archives of the Voices of the 20th Century and the Research Documentation Centre (RDC) of CSS. The project was carried out in cooperation between the RDC and SZTAKI’s Department of Distributed Systems.
2020-2023 Yearbook on the AI projects in the CSS including the one conducted in the Research Documentation Centre out now
The fresh volume of the Centre for Social Sciences, presenting the AI projects (funded by MILAB), their main topics and project members running in the CSS between 2020 and 2023 is now available online both in Hungarian and English.
Data of the big-scale research project on integration and disintegration processes in Hungarian society led by Imre Kovách are now available in the RDC.
The RDC is the first Hungarian scientific data repository to gain this title.
More than 50 documents – focus group interviews, videos, comments – formed the basis of the book published in 2014 under the title „The Nation in Everyday Life”, edited by Margit Feischmidt, are available in the RDC repository .
The survey-based research led by Nikosz Fokasz on the credit crisis and social innovation is now available as a collection in the RDC. Two of CSS HAS's researchers participated in the study.
The data of a research collection led by Gabriella Szabó on the radical right in Hungary and Romania is now available in the RDC.
A new survey data collection about the perception of climate change in Hungary in now available.
Fruzsina Albert's large-scale interview collection with inmates of Hungarian prisons is now available at the Research Documentation Centre.
The research conducted 2003-2004 by Pál Tamás dealt with the Hungarian research-development systems, it collected opinions and conclusions of the Hungarian elite in EU- and international research networks. The collection is now available.