About EDSC

The EDSC provides access to financial and social science databases and gives individual support and workshops for students and staff of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. For this work the EDSC has a team of 5 specialists - the Datateam. The Datateam is itself supported by an advisory body made up of representatives from the faculties concerned and the University Library.

Due to the increasing importance of quantative research the University Library in collaboration with the Schools of Management (RSM) and Economics (ESE) started up the Erasmus Data Service Centre (EDSC) in 2006. At first the emphasis was on financial data but since the summer of 2007, the work terrain of the EDSC has been expanded to cover social sciences data. This has been achieved in collaboration with Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB).

The EDSC mission is to provide excellent research data support for researchers, teachers and student throughout the data lifecycle. This is done in cooperation with: Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, RSM, Tinbergen Institute and University Library.

EDSC Advisory Board

The Datateam is advised by the 'EDSC Advisory Board'. It is formed by researchers from the faculties:

  • Dr. Vadym Volosovych (Erasmus School of Economics)
  • Dr. Joran Jongerling (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences)
  • Dr. Dion Bongaerts (Rotterdam School of Management)
  • Dr. Asya  Pisarevskaya (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences)
  • Drs. Gusta Drenthe (University Library)


The members of the Datateam are: Dyaran Bansraj (ESE), Ronald Brabers (UL), Tatjana Schneidmüller (RSM), Rob Grim(UL), Arjan de Wit (UL) and Paul Plaatsman (UL). You can make an appointment in the electronic agenda of the Datateam.

WhoAppointments atContact
Tatjana SchneidmüllerMonday 13.00-15.00Question form

Ronald Brabers


Thursday 13.00-15.00
Friday 10.00-12.00
Friday 13.00-15.00

Question form


Rob GrimMonday 14.00-16.00Question form
Paul PlaatsmanTuesday 10.00-13.00Question form
Arjan de WitWednesday 10.00-13.00Question form

The Datateam can also be contacted by phone (81232 or 81227).  

* During busy periods (November, April, May and June) 5 extra hours a week will be available.

Click here to see a presentation about the EDSC.