Lars Kaczmirek

Dr. Lars Kaczmirek

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Head of AUSSDA
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15320
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4868-2541


Lars specializes in survey methodology and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Mannheim. He is honorary associate professor at the Australian National University (ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences) and adjunct assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research (ISR), Center for Political Studies (CPS). He is the co-founder of the journal Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, where he also was the editor for several years. In the past he was responsible for several large surveys of the general population in Germany in the domains of sociology, political science and psychology. He has extensive experience in successfully building new research infrastructures and services from scratch and is passionate about building infrastructure and tools that benefit science and society.




Lisa Hönegger

Lisa Hönegger, MA

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Deputy Head of AUSSDA
Project Management, Organizational Development, Legal, EOSC & Open Science
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15330
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6530-7343


Lisa is the Deputy Head of AUSSDA and in charge of managing and developing the archive. She is also responsible for legal issues concerning data protection and licenses. Through further projects and working groups, she actively supports the areas of open science and research data management, as well as the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Lisa graduated in Political Science, Slavic Studies and Global Studies from the Universities of Vienna, Addis Ababa and Leipzig.

Christian Bischof

Mag. Christian Bischof

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Data Curation & Preservation, Metadata, Research Data Management
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15322
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4373-2899


At AUSSDA, Christian is mainly responsible for long-term archiving and for the metadata used in the archiving process. Moreover, he is active in data curation. Christian studied sociology at the University of Vienna and has been working in the field of social science data archiving and data analysis since 2004.




Otto Bodi-Fernandez

Mag. Otto Bodi-Fernandez

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Senior research associate
Replication Data Archiving, COVID-19 Data Fast Track Publishing
Graz, T +43 316 380 3544
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5840-6634


As a senior research associate at the Institute of Sociology, Otto represents AUSSDA at the University of Graz and is thus the contact person for all AUSSDA matters in this region. In addition to research and teaching, he supports AUSSDA in data acquisition, offers advice and training on research data management, assists researchers in archiving replication data and coordinates the COVID-19  Data Fast Track Publishing project.



Anita Bodlos

Anita Bodlos

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Project EOSC-Pillar, Data Curation (on leave)
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15172
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4217-2225


Anita works for the Horizon 2020 project EOSC-Pillar, supporting the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In addition, she is part of the AUSSDA data curation team and checks datasets before their publication. Anita studied Political Science (MA) and Communication Studies (BA).




Iris Butzlaff

Dr. Iris Butzlaff

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Data Access, Data Curation, Long-Time Preservation
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15324
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4099-8525


Iris coordinates the area of data access at AUSSDA, enabling interested researchers to access data. She also supports the team with data curation, as well as with long-term archiving. In this way, the curated data can be easily found and remain available in the long term. Iris studied and taught economics, with a focus on development economics, at the University of Göttingen and holds a doctorate in economics. She has worked for various international institutions, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and most recently as a consultant for the World Bank.

Marie Czuray

Auf dem Bild ist Marie Czuray zu sehen.

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Project EOSC-Pillar
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15323
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0583-5299


Marie Czuray is involved in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In the H2020 project EOSC-Pillar, she is responsible for community building and stakeholder engagement. After her studies (sociology and journalism/communications), Marie worked in Copenhagen, Prague and Vienna in the field of communication and culture as well as in business ethics and sustainable finance.

Karin Faktor

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Project Coordination & Administration
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15329
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8825-1338


Karin studied Art History at the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck and completed the university course Library and Information Studies in 2018. At AUSSDA, her responsibilities include the collection, processing and coordination of metadata for a public opinion research institute. She also supports the data access and curation team and takes care of internal office agendas.



Julia Geistberger

Julia Geistberger

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Communication & Project EOSC-Pillar
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15331
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7951-0692


Julia supports AUSSDA in communication affairs and works for the project EOSC-Pillar, supporting the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Prior to this, she studied International Development (BA) and Journalism (MA) and worked as a science journalist.



Veronika Heider

Veronika Heider, BA BA

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Data Curation
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15321
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8480-0029


Veronika coordinates data ingest and processing. As a senior data curator, she works closely with depositors to make metadata, data and documentation in the AUSSDA Dataverse findable and usable. Within CESSDA ERIC, she is in close contact with partner archives throughout Europe. Veronika studied Political Science (MA) and German Philology (BA).



Lisa Hirsch

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Data Curation
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15332
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2263-3696


Lisa works in the areas of data ingest and data preparation. Her responsibilities include checking the quality of research data and publishing it. As part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project, she creates open educational resources to teach students how to work with data. Lisa studied political science and statistics, and then completed her PhD in political science at Aarhus University.




Theresa Kernecker, PhD

Project EOSC-Pillar
Vienna, T +43-1-4277-15172
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6674-7612


Theresa works on the EOSC-Pillar project and supports in the areas of data analysis and project management. As part of the project, she is investigating how researchers use and reuse data. Theresa studied Political Science (PhD/BA) and Latin American Studies (MA).

Franziska Krauss

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Business Development & Communication
Vienna, T +43 1 4277 15327
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9212-1659


As an organisational assistant, Franziska supports AUSSDA in Business Development & Administration as well as in communication activities. She also works for OpenAIRE, as Network Outreach and Engagement Officer. Before she joined AUSSDA and OpenAIRE, she studied Political Science (MA) and Sociology in Munich and Vienna.

Dimitri Prandner

Mag. Dimitri Prandner

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Senior research associate, data acquisition, data management
Linz, T +43 732 2468 7703
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8783-1848


Dimitri is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Empirical Social Research at JKU and the regional contact for AUSSDA in Upper Austria and Salzburg. He supports AUSSDA in accompanying research and offers researchers advice on research data management and data protection. He is a member of the SSÖ consortium, leads work package 5 - Digitisation of social science methodology in the Digitize(!) project and represents Austria in a project on survey data on ethnic and migrant minorities. Dimitri holds degrees in Sociology (Mag.) and Communication Science (Dr.) and is Ars Docendi laureate 2020.



Maria Schreiner

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Data Management, Dara Curation
Innsbruck, T +43 512 507-30070


Maria is a student assistant at the "FAIR-Infopoint" of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Innsbruck. She is the contact person for requests regarding AUSSDA and research data management at the faculty. In addition, she supports AUSSDA in data acquisition and data processing. Maria is currently studying Political Science: European and International Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Master’s Programme).