The Research Data Center PIAAC (RDC PIAAC) informs on this website about about currently available datasets from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). To download PIAAC data via the GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK), ordinarily a registration (Registration) and signing a data distribution contract is required. Several documents such as variable reports and questionnaires are available without registration. Furthermore, we offer PIAAC data users the possibility to work with more sensitive data (e.g., regional data) at our GESIS Secure Data Center (SDC).
If you have any questions regarding our offering, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Previous international literacy surveys|
FDZ PIAAC is accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD). The RatSWD runs a complaints office for problems with the use of data that cannot be resolved with the appropriate person in the respective FDZ. For further details please visit the RatSWD website: https://www.ratswd.de/en/info/complaints-office.
Tools for the analysis
Please note that special analysis software is required to account for the imputation of competence values and the complex sampling design. For this purpose various preconfigured analysis tools are available.
|National Result Reports (GESIS)|
International Result Reports (OECD)
RDC Annual Reports
|Additional PIAAC Material|
PIAAC publication list (APA Style)
*** Please report your publication based on PIAAC to the following mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org ***
On the webpage da|ra metadata you can search for certain data in the collection of registered research databases from the social and economic sciences.
Citation example of data sets
Dr. Débora Maehler (Head of RDC)
GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
Research Data Center PIAAC
PO Box 12 21 55