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.


Thank you for getting in touch and your interest in our services! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AUSSDA Team is at home in telework. 

What does this mean for you?

  • In our AUSSDA Dataverse you can find and access data as usual. Many of our datasets can also be used for teaching and e-learning, e.g. data collected by the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) or the Social Survey Austria (SSÖ-ISSP). 
  • AUSSDA will continue to provide the full-range of services, please bear in mind that delays may occur. 
  • Until further notice, meetings of any kind as well as consultations will be held via telework options available.
  • For inquiries and requests, we kindly ask you to contact us at info@aussda.at or refer to the contact details on our website here. You can best reach us via e-mail.  

Please note that we will be posting any updates on our website and Twitter, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. 

We wish you all the best in these trying times and hope to see you again very soon!

 What's new?

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As project manager and co-initiator, the sociologist Max Haller has accompanied the Social Survey Austria (SSÖ) from the very beginning. All data collection waves (1986, 1993, 2003, 2016 and 2018) are now available in the AUSSDA Dataverse. In his interview with AUSSDA, he shares his insights on the evolution of the SSÖ.


Since 1986, the Social Survey Austria (SSÖ) has examined a vast number of social-science questions. All data and documentation are now available via the AUSSDA Dataverse.


As part of a collaboration between the University of Vienna and the University LUISS in Rome, Carolina Plescia conducted a pre- and post-election panel study on the Austrian national election 2017. The study focussed on the parties' agenda setting.


Do you want to re-use data archived at AUSSDA? In our repository, the AUSSDA Dataverse, you can quickly and easily download data sets.


Between 2014 and 2018, PUMA - Platform for Surveys, Methods and Empirical Analyses - conducted high-quality surveys in cooperation with Austrian universities, extramural research institutions and Statistics Austria. The research data for all modules are now available at AUSSDA. Katharina Götsch coordinated PUMA, headed by Sylvia Kritzinger.


A year of the pandemic - that also means a year of data production. The AUSSDA project "COVID-19 Data Fast Track Publishing" collected research data and quickly made them accessible. Now the follow-up project is starting

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