Archiving with us - Three easy steps

AUSSDA ensures free, secure storage of your data. Our goal is to make data and documentation findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. We follow international standards. Our archive is the AUSSDA Dataverse. The AUSSDA archive is organized into different "dataverses". A dataverse is a collection of data sets around a special topic or source. AUSSDA's primary collection is the public dataverse. If you are interested in establishing your own dataverse or would like to publish your data with AUSSDA please contact us.

Step1: Contact

We are currently transitioning to a new repository infrastructure. To add your data to the AUSSDA catalog in the meantime, call us at +43-1-4277-15323 or email one of our data specialists at

Step 2: Prepare

Send us your dataset, a description of its contents and methods, as well as any relevant supplementary materials (such as statistical scripts). Unsure about what exactly this entails? Call us and we will help you!

Step 3: Share

Working collaboratively we will help you to identify the optimal archiving and licensing solution for your data. Our staff will perform additional metadata quality audits to ensure that others can find, access, and cite your work.

Benefits from our archive...

  • Broaden awareness of your research
  • Increase your citation rates
  • Enjoy hassle-free, secure storage
  • Receive free audits checking understandability of your data
  • Save time on answering data requests
    (we'll do it for you!)
  • No more duplicating data collection efforts
  • Develop new partnerships and collaborations

...for our research communities

  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Media and communications
  • Economics and business
  • Educational sciences
  • Jurisprudence
  • Psychology
  • Social and economic geography
  • Public health
  • Demography
  • Contemporary and social history
  • Other social sciences or interdisciplinary studies


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