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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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.


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.


As of now, our daily work consists of mysterious work steps to you. After reading this article you will want to deposit your data with us – we promise!


You’re looking for a suitable storage solution for your data? You want to archive your data for the long-term and don’t know which digital repository to choose? You have questions concerning legal and ethical frameworks?


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