The Research Data Centre of the Statistical Offices of the Länder (FDZ-Länder) is a joint venture of the statistical offices of the German Länder with numerous regional branches. The Länder's statistical offices aim at providing researchers with user-oriented access to official statistics microdata.
Its portfolio includes the microdata from hundreds of official statistics datasets covering a wide range of topics. Besides the standardised scientific use files, which are available on CD/DVD, the research data center provides guest researchers with custom data access at its regional branches or via remote data access. Selected statistics are offered as openly available CAMPUS-files that are designed for university teaching purposes.
The Research Data Centre of the Statistical Offices of the Länder was set up with funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It was set up as a permanent joint venture of the statistical offices of the Länder in 2011.
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