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German Data Forum

Cooperation

  • Office of RatSWD
  • Research Data Center of the Federal Statistical Office (RDC–Bund)
  • Research Data Center of the State Statistical Offices (RDC-Länder)
  • Research Data Center of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) (RDC-IAB)
  • Research Data Centre of the German Pension Insurance (RDC-RV)
  • Research Data Centre of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB-RDC)
  • Research Data Center of the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (RDC-IQB)
  • Research Data Center of the Socio-Economic Panel Study (RDC-SOEP) by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
  • Research Data Centre ALLBUS (RDC-allbus) at the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)
  • Research Data Center International Survey Programmes (RDC-International Survey Programmes) at GESIS
  • Research Data Center Elections (RDC-Elections) at GESIS
  • Research Data Center of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
  • Research Data Centre of the German Centre of Gerontology (RDC-DZA)
  • Center for Research Data in Psychology (PsychData) of the Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
  • Research Data Center of the German Family Panel (RDC pairfam)
  • Research Data Centre Ruhr (RDC Ruhr) (in German) at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
  • LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC)
  • 'Health Monitoring' Research Data Centre (link) at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
  • Research Data Center German Microdata Lab (GML) at GESIS
  • International Data Service Center (IDSC) of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Data Service Center for Business and Organizational Data (DSZ-BO)
  • Research Data Centre Education (FDZ Bildung) at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • Research Data Centre of the Federal Centre for Health Education (RDC-BZgA)
  • Research Data Centre Wissenschaftsstatistik (link)
  • ZEW Research Data Centre (ZEW-FDZ)
  • Research Data Center of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg (RDC-LIfBi)
  • Research Data Center of the German Youth Institut (RDC-DJI)
  • SFB 882 Research Data Center "From Heterogeneities to Inequalities" (RDC-SFB 882)
  • Research Data Center Archive for Spoken German in the Institute for the German Language (FDZ-AGD) (in German)
  • Research Data Center PIAAC (RDC-PIAAC) at GESIS
  • Research Data Centre of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (RDC-IWH)
  • Deutsche Bundesbank Research Data and Service Centre (RDSC)
  • Research Data Centre of the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (RDC-DZHW)

Target Group

  • Empirical researchers particularly in social, behavioral, and economic sciences
  • Politics
  • Research Data Center
  • Data producers

Objectives

Improve access to high-quality data for scientific research particularly in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences as well as improving its international competitiveness

Theme Focus

  • Exchange and mediation between the interests of data producers and research data users, particularly in fields of social, behavioral, and economic sciences
  • Initiating and establishing standards for the collection, storage, provision, and quality of research data
  • Promoting the secondary use of research data

Activities

  • Recommendations on further improving the data infrastructure
  • Accrediting and evaluating research data centers
  • Advising science and policy
  • Monitoring legal and technological developments
  • Conference for Social and Economic Data fostering scholarly and strategic debates

Contact

Claudia Oellers
Head of RatSWD office
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 206 049 12 - 24
Email: office(at)ratswd.de

Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D.
Chair of  RatSWD

Stefan Bender
Vice Chair of RatSWD

Funding Organizations

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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