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May 3, 2019

RatSWD Working Paper #268

Using the micro price data that have been collected for Germany’s Consumer Price Index in May 2016, the paper demonstrates that a highly disaggregated and reliable regional price index can be compiled from data that already exist. The unique quality of the price data set allows to depart from previous spatial price comparisons and to compare only exactly identical products.

March 6, 2019

German Data Forum calls for the early systematic integration of the scientific community in the 2021 Census

During its 51st meeting on 28 February and 1 March 2019, the German Data Forum (RatSWD) discussed the further development of the German population census after 2021. The census will be made more efficient and up-to-date in the future by basing it on population registers. Securing a degree of registry quality and systematically integrating science and research will ensure the success of the census as well as the availability of the data for relevant social research.
The meeting also saw the registration of the Akademie für Soziologie, a German sociological association, as an academic organization eligible to submit election proposals at the German Data Forum’s election in February/March 2020.

February 11, 2019

NFDI entering initiation phase: German Data Forum sees great potential for science and research in Germany

The German Data Forum (RatSWD) welcomes the Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastrukur (NFDI) entering its initiation phase. The long term national research data infrastructure project, will contribute to expanding access to high-quality research data in accordance with the FAIR principles and to strengthen sustainable research data management. It will also strengthen interdisciplinary empirical research on pressing social issues. By launching KonsortSWD and building on its recognised expertise, the German Data Forum (RatSWD) and its partners plan on jointly contributing to the NFDI.

January 8, 2019

Relocation of the office

The RatSWD office has moved. With the move, the phone numbers of the office change.


Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten (RatSWD)
Rungestr. 9
10179 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30 2084988-16


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