The MEDem Network

As a European research infrastructure, MEDem connects (inter)national projects, infrastructures, and research groups in what we call the MEDem Network. By that we want to enable comprehensive and highly innovative research on electoral democracies all over Europe.

The collaboration with such leading projects, infrastructures, and research groups is key to the work and success of MEDem as they are the ones providing instruments, data operations, datasets, and a unique vision of their field that feeds into the MEDem infrastructure. In following jointly agreed documentation and methodological standards, the MEDem Network contributes to data harmonization and therefore provides findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data for future comprehensive research on electoral democracies. Through MEDem, the MEDem Network is being provided with a European platform of exchange on existing research, instruments, and tools, opening up innovative ways to collect and analyze data for researchers across Europe and the globe.

The members of the MEDem Network commit to

  • the development of joint standards and joint coordination of their existing data collections together with their existing data collection nodes
  • following jointly decided coding and methodological standards to allow for cross-national and cross-project research
  • making resulting data freely available for scientific use
  • nominating members to the MEDem scientific, ethical, and legal advisory board
  • guaranteeing open and transparent procedures for future data collections
  • signing an agreement with MEDem that defines rights and duties of both partners

To become part of the MEDem Network, individuals representing (inter)national data collections, projects, infrastructures, and research groups can apply by sending an email to info@medem.eu.

 

Prospective Members of the MEDem Network:

Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES)

Constituency-Level Election Archive (CLEA)

Comparative Agendas Project (CAP)

Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS)

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)

Digital Election Campaigning Worldwide (DigiWorld)

ECPR Research Network on Voting Advice Applications (VAA)

European Election Studies (EES)

Executive Approval Project (EAP)

Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies (OPTED)

ParlGov

Party Facts

Political Data Yearbook interactive 

The Manifesto Project (MARPOR)

NEPOCS