Phase 1: Research

The first step in any research project is to search information on the current status of research, on related topics, on similar research projects and the institutions involved. We offer only proven, highest quality, interlinked information.

Services to search data

Data catalogue:Search in over 5000 studies from the GESIS Data Archive
ZACAT OnlineStudy catalogue:Selected online studies with extensive search function at the study and variables levels, easy and straightforward access to data, documentation and related materials
histat:Search and download historical studies and time series
Microdata information system MISSY:

Comprehensive metadata on German and European official statistics microdata (tools, social science and official classification, concepts and definitions, etc.)

Data registration agency da|ra:

Comprehensive data referencing system for empirical social science research data which describes existing data bases and offers references to data sources

Services to search literature and projects

sowiport: Brings together and links information on literature, research projects, research data, institutions and events in a portal specifically designed for social science
SSOAR:Open Access Repository for publishing and downloading of fulltexts
SOFISwiki: Database with descriptions of social science projects in German-speaking countries