FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions are divided into the topics General questions, Legal, Find Data, Microcensuses, Deposit Data, Dataverse and Self-Deposit.

General questions

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What does AUSSDA do?
Who is behind AUSSDA?
What is the Core Trust Seal?
What are the costs of archiving or obtaining data sets?
How can I reuse data?
How does data archiving work at AUSSDA?

Legal

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What does pseudonymisation mean for research data in the social sciences?
What is the difference between pseudonymisation and anonymisation?
What do I have to consider from a legal perspective if I want to archive “my” data?
What does non-compliance mean?
What does Open Access mean?
Who may use the data I have archived?
What does Scientific Use mean?

Find data

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Can I pass on the data after I have filled in the form and gained access to data?
As a student, may I also request access to data that is restricted? (Even if I am not working on a research project).
How do I get access to data where I have to click Request Access?
I am a lecturer and would like to use a restricted data set in a seminar in an uncomplicated way. What do I have to do?
I have found data in the archive that I would like to use. What do I have to consider?
What is the best way to search for data?
Embargo - what does that mean?
I have found data that I would like to use. How can I download them?

Microcensus

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I have questions concerning the weighting of the microcensus data.
I need a microcensus data set that I can't find in the AUSSDA Dataverse. What can I do?
Does AUSSDA also have non-imputed data, like Statistik Austria does?

Deposit data

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How long does it take to archive data at AUSSDA?
What are the advantages of archiving data with AUSSDA?
Can I write into project proposals that I will archive the data at AUSSDA?
Can I archive data at AUSSDA without making them publicly available?
Can I delete my data again?
How should I transmit data?
Embargo - what does that mean?
Who can archive data at AUSSDA?
I want to upload a dataset - what do I have to do?
Besides the actual dataset, what else do I need for the archiving process?
Recommended Formats

Dataverse

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I could not finish registering under "Sign Up" and I get an error message that my email address is already in use. What is the reason for this and what should I do?
I get an error message when trying to log in with my institutional account, what can I do?
I have forgotten my password, what happens now?
I can't find my institution in "Log in with your institution"?
How do I choose a good password?
How do I register?
How is your archive software "Dataverse" structured?

Self Deposit

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Who sees my dataset drafts besides AUSSDA staff?
Can I delete my data again?
When are updates of my own datasets useful?
I have versioned my data with version v1_0, but my dataverse entry is already on version V3. What happened?
Is my file really properly restricted?
Why do I only see my file as *.tab?
How can I save my documents as PDF/A if I do not have Adobe Acrobat Professional?
I can't manage to convert my PDF documents to PDF/A.
How can I tell that my file is PDF/A?
Why is it important that my document is saved as PDF/A?
Why should there be no dots in the file name?
What is a DOI suffix that you propose for file naming?
How often will I hear from you? Is it possible that you will contact me?
Will my DOI change at some point?
Can I delete my data again?
I want to create my first dataset, but I don't see an "Add data" or "New dataset" button?
Where can I find the manual that guides me through the Self Deposit process?
I want my self-deposit data to be available as open access, is that possible?
How can I upload and archive data myself?