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.

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We archive a variety of social science data with a focus on quantitative data. The AUSSDA Dataverse is divided into several collections. Find all data sets archived with us easily online! 

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As part of a project, Corinna Mayerl and her colleagues at SORA have developed 25 voter transition analyses based on the election results of all national elections in Austria since 1919. The election results are now available in the AUSSDA Dataverse.


Scientific work is associated with many citations. Literature presents only one of many types of sources. But how does one cite data correctly?


EOSC-Pillar will help to build the European Open Science Cloud, one of the most ambitious research infrastructure initatives of our time. AUSSDA at the Vienna University Library leads a work package, which surveys national open research data undertakings in five countries.


Metadata – information on research data – are of great importance to ensure that one can find and reuse data. In Europe, metadata follow a standard set by the CESSDA ERIC Metadata Office.


Eric Karsten and his colleagues interviewed 221 journalists and organisation’s spokespeople in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Great Britain.


A new AUSSDA publication analyses the structure of domestic social science research.

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