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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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.


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.


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.


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.

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