da|ra is a DOI registration agency for social and economic data.

In cooperation with DataCite, the international initiative to establish easier access to digital research data, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics offer the DOI registration service in Germany for social science and economic data.

Get a DOI

For data centers or data archives seeking to make their data permanently available for referencing and citing, please have a look at the advantages offered by DOI registration of research data.


Besides the da|ra metadata schema here you will find practical information on assigning and using DOI names, best practice recommendations and documentations of the API service we offer.

Search for data

The quick and the advanced searches offer the possibility to search the collection of registered research data sets of the social sciences and economics. Faceted searching allows you to tailor searches according to your needs.