NEUROPUBLIC collaborates with research bodies, offering its know-how and experience for the development of applications that benefit the scientific community and society, create national research infrastructure for social data and promote the dissemination of scientific and research knowledge.


NEUROPUBLIC collaborates with research bodies, offering its know-how and experience for the development of applications that benefit the scientific community and society, create national research infrastructure for social data and promote the dissemination of scientific and research knowledge.

Namely, the company has developed for the Greek National Node of the National Research Infrastructure So.Da.Net. (whose coordination is undertaken by the National Centre for Social Research – EKKE), software specialized in the documentation of studies and cubes in compliance with the international metadata standard Data Documentation Initiative 3 (DDI3), as well as a repository for the storage of data, metadata and documents of the associate research bodies (local nodes).

Within the same framework, the company has developed a national Portal via which the research result of the bodies of the So.Da.Net. network will be available for common search for studies and cubes in all repositories of the bodies in accordance with the technical specifications established by the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA).
Namely, the following web-based applications with the corresponding functionalities were developed:

Social Data Documentation Tool (SODADOC)

  • Documentation and Publication (in the Repository) of Documentation Projects, Series, Studies, Cubes, Metadata Packages and the following entities in accordance with the DDI3 standard.
    • Fundamental Entities (Concept Sets / Consepts, Universe Sets / Universes, Organizations Sets / Organizations)
    • Classifications (Category Sets / Categories, Code Sets / Codes)
    • Data Collections (Question Sets / Questions, Instruments)
    • Logical Representations (Logical Products, Variable Schemes, Variable Groups, Variables)
    • Physical Representations (Data File)
    • Other Material
  • Multilingual documentation (Greek / English)
  • Access Policy for every documented entity
  • Import of SPSS data file or Excel file
  • Digitisation of Areas on Map
  • Connection of Codes with Areas on Map
  • Cube Preview
  • Import of DDI2 XML
  • Export of DDI3 XML
  • Documentation export to pdf
  • Documentation Project Preview
  • Thesaurus Management

Social Data Repository (SODAREP)

  • Display of documentation of Studies, Series, Cubes, Metadata Packages and Documentation Project of any Repository
  • Search for entities on the basis of multiple criteria in a Repository
  • Display of maps with data visualizations for geographical variables
  • Online descriptive statistical analysis
  • Documentation export to pdf

Sodanet Portal

  • Display of documentation of Studies, Series, Cubes, Metadata Packages and Documentation Projects of all Repositories
  • Search on the basis of multiple criteria per documentation entity in all Repositories
  • Display of maps with data visualizations for geographical variables
  • Online descriptive statistical analysis
  • Documentation export to pdf

This project is a unique scientific and social tool, both on national and european level, as it enables a wide range of scientific institutions to conduct, store and display their scientific work. This project, which may be sought after, investigated and used by scientific bodies in the future, is, after all, national infrastructure material for the general information and development, rendering Greece a node in the europen CESSDA network.

The greek network So.Da.Net. today comprises of National Center of Social Research (EKKE), the National Kapodistrian University of Athens – Department of Political Science & Public Administration, the Panteion University – Department of Political Science and History, the University of Crete – Department of Sociology, the University of the Aegean – Department of Sociology, the University of Peloponnese – Department of Social and Educational Policy and the Democritus University of Thrace – Department of Social Administration, while more greek universities are bound to be added soon.

More information on the aforementioned project could be found on the Social Data Network’s official website here