We are a data infrastructure for the social science community in Austria and offer a variety of research support services, primarily data archiving and help with data re-use. We make social science data accessible, creating opportunities for research and data reuse, benefitting science and society.

Open Call: AUSSDA Data Award

We award prizes for OER, papers and student theses based on AUSSDA data. You can apply until September 18, 2022! Find all the information you need here

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A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a structured guideline that helps you to make your data accessible and reusable in the long term. Our template makes it easier for you to plan your research process and define the responsibilities in a joint research project.


We submitted an idea, wrote the script, identified filming locations and found ourselves in the lead roles. Now we’re proud to present the first video by and with AUSSDA. The video was developed in cooperation with the University’s Knowledge Transfer Centre and the TV station Okto and shows what our work is all about. It was presented on Thursday at the Top...


Copyright laws restrict how data and other works can be shared and reused. Creative Commons (CC) licenses solve these problems and open up the full potential of the internet.


Transparency and replicability are important principles when determining how research results are to be interpreted and understood. To evaluate results from a journal article, AUSSDA offers a service for replication data. Journal partnerships have already been established.


Sebastian Seebauer (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) and Dimitri Prandner (AUSSDA ) co-moderated a workshop on data protection and the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the 19th Austrian Climate Day. Guiding questions were: Which information falls under the GDPR, what does it mean for my work and what is being discussed in the media?


On May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect, standardizing the legislation across the European Union. The GDPR especially applies to activities of processing the personal information of EU citizens and will not only be relevant on May 25th, but will guide organizations’ work for years to come.

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