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). For pandemic-related social science data, click here.
  • 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 COVID-19 pandemic offers the unique opportunity to study how people’s moral values change during times of crises. With an international research project, the Values in Crisis Survey aims to accomplish this. AUSSDA asked Wolfgang Aschauer, researcher at the University of Salzburg, about first results from Austria.


In autumn 2019, AUSSDA organised a survey in the context of the EU project EOSC-Pillar in order to evaluate research supporting infrastructures in five European countries. The data is now available in the AUSSDA repository – here is a glimpse on the results.


With the Democracy Radar, Flooh Perlot and his team at the Austrian Democracy Lab analyse the attitudes of the Austrian population towards questions of democracy. The researchers survey about 9,000 people per year, e.g. on their trust in politics. The first data set of the Democracy Radar is now available at AUSSDA.


As part of the Horizon 2020 project "Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)", Jakob-Moritz Eberl and his colleagues have investigated migration-related media coverage in Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Spain and Hungary, using computer-assisted content analysis methods. A historical data...


AUSSDA proudly announces to be one of the first archives in Austria to receive the Core Trust Seal (CTS). The certification is the next milestone in AUSSDA’s establishment as a successful repository. Read more about the advantages for the archive and for you as depositors below.


The COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge to global society. More than ever, science can contribute with its findings to overcoming the crisis. AUSSDA therefore offers a platform for social science studies on COVID-19 from Austria.

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