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! As of 16th March 2020, our host institutions, the Universities of Vienna, Graz and Linz, are operating in emergency mode due to COVID-19. For the time being, 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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We're updating Dataverse and expanding our IT infrastructure in preparation for the next major steps to improve the quality of our services.


AUSSDA publishes the first part of the social science archive of GfK Austria. The first 88 studies date back to the second half of the 20th century and deal with a wide variety of topics: from immigration policy to hopes for the future. In the future, thousands of studies will be available to researchers on demand.


Before the turn of the year, we look back on 2019.


In the upcoming months and years, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) supports the harmonisation of data infrastructures and research cultures on our continent. Three new videos, shot at the University of Vienna and other locations, highlight, what you need to know about EOSC.


At the beginning of October, the EU project EOSC-Pillar launched a survey on 'National Initiatives'. The aim is to examine national and thematic initiatives on research data and infrastructures in five European countries. AUSSDA at the Vienna University Library is leading this survey. Around 2000 scientific institutions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany...


This year, the CESSDA Experts Seminar was held at the University of Essex. CESSDA's partners were invited to discuss access conditions and the important role of automation. Using pyDataverse, Stefan Kasberger showcased AUSSDA's expertise in the development of tools.

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