The new department Data Services for the Social Sciences - we make your data FAIR

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With the goal of promoting FAIR data, open science and reproducible research in the quantitative social sciences, the new DSS department works to ensure that data sets remain usable and interpretable over the long term, even as technology or the needs of the research community change.

The scientific foundation for this is the field around research data management, which the department is further professionalising. This flows into easier and user-friendly access to research data and into sustainable and target group-oriented services.   

The data services are now available in a new, clearer web offering. They include advice, training and service packages on all legal, technical and organisational aspects of research data management (FDM) - from design to post-use.   

But it's not just your data, our large collection of over 6,500 individual datasets are user-friendly and securely accessible for re-analysis, and also include sensitive data that can be analysed via our Secure Data Centres. The data registration agency da|ra supports easy retrieval, re-analysis and citation of your data by assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOI).  

It's worth a visit: to the homepage of the DSS department