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!

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On 29 October 2019, the results of the study "The Living Situation of Migrants in Austria" will be presented at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Vienna. Among the speaking authors are Dimitri Prandner and Otto Bodi-Fernandez from AUSSDA.


From 17-20 September 2019, this year's ÖFEB Congress took place at the University College of Teacher Education Upper Austria in Linz. Under the slogan "Vermessen?", the event focused on research data and evidence. AUSSDA's contribution dealt with the compatibility of Open Data and data protection.


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.

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