The AUSSDA roadmap

The Core Facility AUSSDA is Austria's new dedicated data management service hub for the social science community. We are currently developing our full service portfolio. We are already offering curated data preservation and reuse support. Our team of professionals is ready to assist you.

Phase 1 (2017)

  • Engage social sciences community
  • Define services and future service portfolio
  • Launch transitional repository infrastructure

Phase 2 (2018/19)

  • Implement data acquisition strategy
  • Introduce reuse and outreach strategy
  • Offer advanced service of self-deposit

Phase 3 (beyond)

  • Launch long-term preservation infrastructure
  • Launch research methods consultation service
  • Expand core user base & AUSSDA network 

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Books have an ISBN, online articles in journals are assigned a digital object identifier (DOI). DOIs are also used in the AUSSDA Dataverse to increase the findability and citeability of research data.


Six months ago AUSSDA rolled out Dataverse, its archival technology platform. Since then we’ve gained significant experience supporting our diverse users as they shared their research data. We have also been working to customize many of Dataverse’s features. Recently three entirely new features were added to the AUSSDA Dataverse.


The function of metadata in the context of archives and libraries is the structured description of the administered resources. The standardized structure enables searching, finding, and selecting relevant resources.


A dataset with over 300 variables describing attitudes on family life, roles of the state, work life, and political participation are now available for download at the AUSSDA Dataverse.


On May 28th AUSSDA is organizing an introductory workshop covering the OAIS reference model. Especially persons working in digital archiving will benefit from learning about the concepts of this internationally known standard.


As of today, the AUTNES CSES Post-Election Survey 2017 – the Austrian contribution to the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) – is available via the AUSSDA Dataverse.

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