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Research Data Centers

Data Access for Science and Research – the "Research Data Centre" success story

The German Data Forum has created the research data centre as a model solution for flexible and comprehensive access to sensitive data for science and research. Since their inception, the research data centres have played a pivotal role in the social, empirical and economic sciences and strengthened the international competitiveness of the German research landscape.

Researchers have a highly evolved and sustainable research infrastructure at their disposal, which is a result of independent initiatives from within the scientific community. A decentralized network of 38 data centers provides researchers with user-friendly and cost-efficient access to a wide range of relevant data.

All of the following data centers have been accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD) according to uniform and transparent standards.

Logo Research Data Centre of the Federal Statistical Office
Logo Research Data Centre of the State Statistical Offices (FDZ-Länder)
Logo Research Data Center (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Logo German Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV)
Logo Research Data Centre of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
Logo Socio-Economic Panel Study
Logo Research Data Center International Survey Programmes at GESIS
Logo Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
Logo Research Data Centre of the German Centre of Gerontology
Logo FDZ Ruhr am RWI
Logo Robert Koch Institut
Logo Research Data Centre of the Federal Centre for Health Education
Logo FDZ Qualiservice

Temporary accredited:

Logo GePaRD