The conditions under which users obtain access to the data archived at GESIS
Means the fulfilment of the specified scope of performance of individual services. For preservation services, performance is completed upon publication in an online catalog.
Documents are survey instruments (samples of questionnaires, without the mention of names); method descriptions or methods reports; project reports; coding instructions; and all other materials that contain information about the collection or preparation of the data.
Documents such as monographs, essays, and journal articles may be published only if the rights of third parties (especially publishers) are not infringed.
The FAIR Data Principles refer to the following points:
- the finding of data (Findable),
- access to data (Accessible),
- the "seamless," automated integration of data or metadata (Interoperable), and
- the reusability of the data by means of adequate preparation and documentation (Reusable).
These principles are fulfilled by using the Data Services.
Further information on FAIR Data can be found at CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives.
Certain survey data retained at GESIS are subject to access restrictions and are accessible only via the Secure Data Center. The Secure Data Center offers (a) access to research data that are subject to access restrictions, for example on the grounds of data protection (so-called "sensitive data"); and (b) consultancy on the use of sensitive data in research. Data can be accessed at the Secure Data Center via different, particularly secure access routes.