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Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP – Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov)

Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP – Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov) was established in 1997 as an organizational unit of the Social Sciences Research Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV), University of Ljubljana (UL). It is a national research infrastructure for social sciences, whose main mission is to manage data and data services in order to support research, education, and general well-being. Digital curation of high-quality research data that are openly accessible to researchers and other interested public is at the essence of the ADP activities. This way, financial savings are being made in cases of unnecessary duplication of new research data, as well as enabling the higher quality of research findings.

Within its mission, the ADP establishes itself as a national infrastructure that collects important data sources from a wide range of social sciences, interesting for analysing the Slovenian society, deposits, preserves and promotes their further use in scientific, educational and other purposes.

The Ministry of Education, Science, and Sports of the Republic of Slovenia has appointed ADP as the national data service provider for social sciences within its membership in CESSDA. The long-term national importance of the ADP is clear also in the ongoing support of the ministry, which from the establishment of ADP onwards ensures funding. Since 2004, the funding of operations has been provided within the infrastructure program Network of research infrastructure centres at the University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL). The current program period of ADP funding is 2015 to 2020.

ADP reports about its activities to the Council of ADP and to the Slovenian Research Agency that funds the infrastructure research program of the University of Ljubljana (MRIC UL).

Internet: https://www.adp.fdv.uni-lj.si

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The Africa Health Research Institute

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is one of South Africa’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research institutes. AHRI aims to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV and TB and related diseases, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. AHRI’s principal funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The academic partners are University College London and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Internet: http://www.ahri.org

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Research Data Centre ALLBUS
at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

The Research Data Centre ALLBUS (German General Social Survey - GGSS) provides all scientifically interested persons with managed, user-friendly access to one of Germany’s central survey programs organized under the auspices of GESIS. The work of the RDC ALLBUS complies with the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) developed for these institutions.

Since 1980 representative cross-section samples of the population have been regularly surveyed in two-year intervals through the ALLBUS survey program in a partially constant, partially variable survey program. Collected data prepared to the highest standards and extensively documented enables:

  • Analyses of social structure, attitudes, values and behavior in Germany

  • Analyses of social change over time (social monitoring)

  • Investigation of methodological questions

  • Providing reference data to persons in research and education

ALLBUS data is available in a variety of prepared, easy to use versions, readily accessible to all interested parties working in research and education through the GESIS data archive immediately upon their preparation and documentation. Details of each survey are documented in special ALLBUS methodological reports. These various materials are supplemented by a comprehensive Internet offer. Analyses of ALLBUS can be published autonomously and independently by users.

Internet: http://www.gesis.org/allbus/

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Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (The Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg)

The Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg is the central service provider in the field of official statistics for the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

More than 250 federal statistics and EU statistics, as well as 25 state statistics from all areas of social life also for elections and referendums, are collected, processed, summarized and evaluated by the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistical Office. By publishing a wide variety of publications, official statistics comply the information requirements of business, society and science.

The library offers a wide range of statistical data available at the Berlin location and answers questions about official statistics hand in hand with the information service.

On the Internet, the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office offers free data for the state of Berlin and its districts as well as for the state of Brandenburg, its districts and independent cities. Customer-specific data preparation adds the spectrum of information provision (subject to payment).

Internet: https://www.statistik-berlin-brandenburg.de

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Journal Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe

Apparatus is a new academic journal dealing with film, media and digital cultures of Eastern, Central and South-Eastern Europe – current and historical. The scholarly quality of the articles will be secured through a double blind peer review process.

Internet: http://www.apparatusjournal.net

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Association for Marketing (AfM)

The Association for Marketing (AfM) is a coalition of marketing professors from Germany, Austria and Swizzerland with actually 650 members. The main purpose is the exchange of scientific thoughts in research and to organize best practice in teaching. The AfM was founded in 1973 by Prof. Heil in Rosenheim; since 2009 Prof. Günter Hofbauer (Ingolstadt) is President of the AfM.

Internet: http://www.arbeitsgemeinschaft.marketing

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AUSSDA – The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

AUSSDA is a key research infrastructure for social sciences in Austria. It offers high-quality, user-friendly solutions for preparing and archiving digital data and making them available for secondary analyses. A consortium consisting of the Universities of Vienna, Graz and Linz is behind AUSSDA.

AUSSDA makes quantitative social science data available to interested users and follows international standards in ensuring data are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

The archive is constantly growing, due to agreements with research projects, research platforms and public opinion research institutes.

Internet: https://www.aussda.at

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Microdata Research Laboratory of Banco de Portugal (BPLIM)

The Microdata Research Laboratory of Banco de Portugal (BPLIM) is a research unit within the Department of Economic Studies (DEE) with the core mission of easing internal and external researcher’s access to the administrative databases hosted by Banco de Portugal.

Through BPLIM, both internal and external researchers gain access to well documented and anonymized micro data sets which can be analyzed in BPLIM’s computer servers in conditions that preserve the confidentiality of the data. Data access by external researchers is done on the premises of the Banco de Portugal or, for selected data sets, remotely. Micro data sets may be customized and cross-linked according to the confidentiality preserving guidelines set by Banco de Portugal.

Internet: https://www.bportugal.pt

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Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)

Founded in 1558 as court library of the house of Wittelsbach, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is one of the prime European universal libraries and international research library. It forms Germany's virtual national library together with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) and the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library) in Frankfurt and Leipzig. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is also the central state library and repository library of the Free State of Bavaria. With 10 million volumes, about 62,000 current periodicals in electronic or printed form and about 96,000 manuscripts the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is a worldwide important knowledge centre.

Precious manuscripts, rare printed books and comprehensive special collections, but also digital and Internet-based services, for example in the areas of electronic journals, mass digitisation of its collections and the development of innovative digitisation technologies characterize the library’s profile.

In the publication of research results or teaching materials such methods of electronic publishing are increasingly used. To be able to offer support in particular to the field of humanities in preparing and publishing such online publications, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has founded a Centre for Electronic Publishing (Zentrum für Elektronisches Publizieren - ZEP). The ZEP is working on the following main fields of activities:

  • Setting up and running online publication platforms for research and teaching in the field of humanities 

  • deveoping an organisational-technical infrastructure for publishing electronic specialist journals and periodic official publications;

  • preparing and carrying out cooperative projects to increase the offer of open-access publications.

Several organisational units of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek cooperate in the ZEP, in particular the divisions "Digital Library" and "Journals and Electronic Media", as well as the subject coordinators of the areas of collection emphasis.

Internet: http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/

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Bertelsmann Stiftung

In keeping with the longstanding social commitment of its founder, Reinhard Mohn (1921-2009), the Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good. The foundation concentrates its efforts on the following areas: education, economic system healthcare, civil society, ensuring a viable cultural future and anchoring international understanding around the globe. Both independent and politically nonpartisan, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation and therefore initiates and executes its own projects.

Internet: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de

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Research Data Centre at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB-FDZ)

The Research Data Centre of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB-FDZ) edits micro data of BIBB research projects with data documentation and long-term archiving and provides the data for non-commercial research. The documentation, preparation and provision of operational and personal data belong to the central services of the BIBB-FDZ. The datasets offer detailed information about employees and trainees, the vocational choice of students or the transition from school to work.

Internet: http://www.bibb-fdz.de

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German Research Data Center for Business and Organizational Data (RDC-BO)

The German Research Data Center for Business and Organizational Data (RDC-BO) is a central archive for quantitative and qualitative business and organizational data. It archives these, informs about its stock and offers datasets for secondary analysis.

The German Research Data Center for Business and Organizational Data is a member of the RatSWD - Research Data Infrastructure (FDI).

Internet: https://fdzbo-portal.uni-bielefeld.de

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Research Data Centre Education (FDZ Bildung) at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

The FDZ Bildung at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education asses and hosts relevant datasets and instruments of educational research, in particular in the field of qualitative research data and makes them compliant to data protection accessible via a central data repository.

These include audiovisual teaching and school quality research data, the corresponding numeric and textual context data, such as transcripts, coding, ratings and lesson descriptions, as well as prepared survey instruments of educational research (questionnaire, scales, statistical parameters). In addition, the FDZ education developed a meta information portal, which merges scattered databases of educational research in the sense of an overall view.

The FDZ Bildung focuses within its work on the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) for Research Data Infrastructures (FDI).

Internet: https://www.fdz-bildung.de

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Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

As a research institute working for government departments in the framework of advice for the political arena, the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) is the point of call for the Federal Government and the Ministries when it comes to population-related issues. At the same time it is an important partner for research facilities at home and abroad in the field of population studies.

As a basis for decisions of the German Government and its ministries the BiB gives advice concerning interpretations of demographic trends and analyses. Population topics are of cross-departmental importance – nationally as well as internationally – for instance in the field of social security, health, migration, family and education.

Internet: http://www.bib-demografie.de

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Federal Institute "Bundesinstitut für Bildungsforschung, Innovation & Entwicklung des österreichischen Schulwesens"(BIFIE)

The Federal Institute for Education Research, Innovation & Development of the Austrian School System (Bundesinstitut für Bildungsforschung, Innovation & Entwicklung des österreichischen Schulwesens, BIFIE) is an independent educational research institute under public law based in Salzburg. BIFIE observes and analyses structures and processes in the school system and makes an important contribution to quality assurance. It compares developments on a national and international basis, makes recommendations for improving organisation and teaching, and provides regular feedback on the compentencies of pupils to school authorities, schools and teachers.

Internet: http://www.bifie.at

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German Federal Centre for Health Education ("BZgA")

The German Federal Centre for Health Education ("BZgA", based in Cologne) is an agency of the Federal Ministry of Health. Since 50 years, the BZgA contributes to the health of the public with nationwide health promotion and prevention programmes. The Centre's objective is to provide the population with quality-assured, professional and target group-specific information. Thus, the BZgA helps citizens develop healthy lifestyles which support growing up, living, working and growing old in healthy conditions.

Internet: https://www.bzga.de

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CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. Having evolved from a network of European data service providers into a legal entity and large-scale infrastructure under the auspices of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) it became an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure) in June 2017.

Since 2013 CESSDA had been organised as a limited company under Norwegian law. Furthermore, CESSDA was recognised as an ESFRI Landmark in the ESFRI 2016 Roadmap in the field of social and cultural innovation. CESSDA is owned and financed by the individual member states’ ministry of research or a delegated institution. Norway is hosting CESSDA, and the main office is located in Bergen.

Its main activities are:

  • coordination of the network of European data service providers and promotion of the results of social sciences,
  • facilitating researcher access to important resources of relevance to the European social science research agenda regardless of the location of either researcher or data,
  • work continuously to include further data sources from Europe and beyond, into the infrastructure,
  • provide training within CESSDA and beyond on best practices surrounding operational processes and data management,
  • promote and facilitate wider participation in CESSDA,
  • the development and coordination of standards, protocols and professional best practices pertaining to the preservation and dissemination of data and associated digital objects.

Internet: https://www.cessda.eu

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Collegium Carolinum – Research Institute for the History of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

As an interdisciplinary academic association, the Collegium Carolinum brings together internationally renowned scholars engaged in the study of the past and present in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and East Central Europe as a whole. The institute initiates and undertakes research projects on the history of the Bohemian lands and East Central Europe with a particular emphasis on comparative studies and questions relating to changes in the political system of a certain region. The primary focus is on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on themes ranging from the history of religion, memory, migration, regionalism, and federalism, to the history of the environment and infrastructure.

Internet: http://www.collegium-carolinum.de

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Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)

CSES is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. The research program as well as the questionnaire and the study design are developed by an international committee of leading social researchers. Participating countries include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The data contain information on vote choice and turnout, individual behaviors and attitudes, demographics, constituencies, election results and political and electoral systems. The studies are then merged into a single, free, public dataset for use in comparative study and cross-level analysis.

Internet: http://www.cses.org

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The Czech Social Science Data Archive (ČSDA) at the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences

The Czech Social Science Data Archive (ČSDA) at the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic accesses, processes, documents and stores data files from social science research projects and promotes their dissemination to make them widely available for secondary use in academic research and for educational purposes.

ČSDA is not only a passive depository of electronic databases, but it actively seeks for available social science research data, conducts professional data processing, connects data with relevant research information and the context of other databases and materials and produces and publishes overviews of available data and data sources. In addition the ČSDA pursues independent research activities in the field of methodology including analysis of data quality and collaborates in many research projects at the Institute of Sociology ASCR. The Archive is also a source of research instruments and procedures which have been tested in prior research, thus creating a basis for the implementation of new survey strategies.

Internet: http://www.soc.cas.cz/oddeleni/cesky-socialnevedni-datovy-archiv

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datalino offers services in the areas of scientific data collection, data processing and presentation.

  • datalino creates data bases and websites using current webtechnologies thereby creating scientific information portals and online publications.

  • datalino digitalises scientific data and photograph stocks and prepares them for digitalisation. Data and information is maintained and merged by datalino in webbased databases.

  • datalino accompanies ambitioned open access projects to make data and research results globally available without charge.

Internet: http://www.datalino.de

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The German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)

The German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) is a nationwide initiative of science and politics to strengthen an excellent and internationally visible integration and migration research in Germany. DeZIM is committed to the sustainable networking of university and non-university research institutions. On this basis, it provides evidence-based advice to policymakers, the public, and civil society on integration and migration issues.

Internet: https://www.dezim-institut.de

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The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutions and think tanks for global development and international development policy worldwide. The institute is based in the UN City of Bonn. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has based its work on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training.

The Institute’s Postgraduate Training Programme is concentrated on courses dedicated to development-related themes and issues bound up with shaping the process of globalisation as well as with improving trainee communicative and social skills. The cornerstone of the Postgraduate Training Programme – field research carried out by small interdisciplinary groups in a developing country – serves to provide trainees with an opportunity to gain practical experience with what they have learned by participating in concrete policy advice-oriented research projects. Once they have completed the Postgraduate Training Programme, the graduates find career opportunities with development organisations in Germany and abroad.

In addition to the Postgraduate Training Programme, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers young professionals from selected partner countries of Germany’s international cooperation the participation in the Global Governance School. The highly qualified participants from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa work in governments, Ministries, Universities, policy-orientated Think Tanks or research institutions. The Training and Dialogue Programme of the Global Governance School is the practice- and research-oriented component of the Managing Global Governance Programme, implemented jointly by the German Development Institute and GIZ. This unique exchange and learning opportunity supports the creation of a sustainable, equitable and effective global governance architecture.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner (Director). At present, the Institute has a staff of 110, more than two-thirds of whom are researchers.

Internet: http://www.die-gdi.de

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German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu)

The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) was founded in 1973 on the initiative of member cities of the German Association of Cities (DST). It is the largest urban research institute in German-speaking countries, provides a wide range of services for local authorities and has offices in Berlin and Cologne. The Difu is a solidarity institution of the cities and is supported by more than 100 municipalities as well as the institutional donors Bund and Land Berlin. Difu also raises project-related research funds. The sole shareholder of the non-profit institute is the Verein für Kommunalwissenschaften (VfK).

The institute deals with the entire spectrum of municipal topics in a scientifically sound and at the same time practice-oriented manner: urban planning and urban development; Environment and sustainability; Economy and finance; Population and social affairs; Mobility and infrastructure; Politics, law and administration.

Difu’s objective is to work in the interests of the general public, particularly of the cities, municipalities, associations of municipalities and their enterprises as well as of the citizens by:

  • undertaking interdisciplinary research into the conditions under which the municipalities carry out their responsibilities and providing impulses for further research (basic research),
  • conducting scientific and practical studies of current municipal problems and their solution (action research),
  • developing methodological foundations for municipal development and making them available (application research), as well as
  • scientifically coordinating the knowledge gained from Difu’s own research and external research, reviewing this in the interests of users and transmitting them to the latter.

On the one hand, this is about working on current issues that are relevant to the municipalities, but on the other, the aim is also to demonstrate long-term prospects and possibilities of action for urban development.

The RDC-DZA makes Scientific Use Files (SUF) of anonymized, edited, prepared data from completed DEAS waves and the third wave of the FWS available free of charge. Data protection laws require all users to sign a data distribution contract prior to obtaining the data.

Internet: https://difu.de

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DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.

Internet: https://www.diw.de/

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Deutsches Jugendinstitut

Research into children, young people and families at the interface between science, politics and professional practice.

The German Youth Institute (DJI) is one of the biggest social science research institutes in Europe. For more than 50 years it has conducted research into the life situations of children, young people and families, advising national government, the German federal states and local authorities and providing key stimuli for professional practice.

The RDC-DZA makes Scientific Use Files (SUF) of anonymized, edited, prepared data from completed DEAS waves and the third wave of the FWS available free of charge. Data protection laws require all users to sign a data distribution contract prior to obtaining the data.

Founded in 1963, the governing body of the institute is a non-profit association with members from the fields of politics, science and federations as well as child, youth and family welfare institutions.

The institute is mainly funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and to a lesser extent by the federal states of Germany. Additional project funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as by foundations, the European Commission and science funding institutions.

Internet: https://www.dji.de

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Research Data Centre of the German Centre of Gerontology (RDC-DZA)

The Research Data Centre of the German Centre of Gerontology (RDC-DZA) makes the microdata of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS) and the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) available through the German Centre of Gerontology. The RDC-DZA provides information obtained through the survey to scientists for non-commercial research and also advises potential users how they can best utilize DEAS or FWS data in their inquiries.

The DEAS is a nationwide representative cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of the German population aged over 40, funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). The FWS is also funded by the BMFSFJ and represents the basic instrument for social accounting on volunteering in Germany. The FWS is a representative survey on volunteer work, honorary office and civic engagement of the German population aged 14 and older. The FWS provides a substantial database for the description of volunteering in Germany and allows to report in detail on participation among population groups and across regions.

The RDC-DZA makes Scientific Use Files (SUF) of anonymized, edited, prepared data from completed DEAS waves and the third wave of the FWS available free of charge. Data protection laws require all users to sign a data distribution contract prior to obtaining the data.

Internet: http://www.fdz-dza.de/

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Research Data and Service Centre (RDSC) of the Deutsche Bundesbank

The Deutsche Bundesbank collects monetary, financial and external sector statistical data. Aggregated data, which are relevant for macroeconomic analyses, can be requested from the unit responsible for the data production in part if they are not already published in the macroeconomic time series database. In addition, as one of the largest producers of data in Germany, the Bundesbank offers access to its high quality micro-level data for research purposes. Since the access to microdata is subject to legal and data protection requirements, Bundesbank set up the RDSC which provides researchers and analysts with access to selected micro-level data in the context of independent scientific research projects.

The RDSC assumes several functions and provides the following services to external researcher:

  • It is responsible for the methodological improvement, physical provision and comprehensive documentation of high-quality microdata sets. 
  • The RDSC offers consultancy and support services to prospective and existing data users inside and outside of the Bundesbank. The RDSC advises researchers on data selection, data access, data contents and analytical options. 
  • Furthermore the RDSC satisfies data protection requirements. It reviews incoming requests for access to micro-level data according to legal requirements and makes sure that only anonymised results leave the secure environment of the visiting researcher workplace in the RDSC.

The RDSC grants access to most of the data during research visits or in the form of scientific use files. Visiting researchers are responsible for creating their own analysis program.

Internet: https://www.bundesbank.de/Navigation/EN/Bundesbank/Research/RDSC/rdsc.html

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German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)

The German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) is an extramural research institute and a central forum in the fields of research and practice of continuing education in Germany. The German Institute for Adult Education’s socio-political focus is on the development and advancement of adult education in order to improve personal evolvement, social participation and employability for the adult population in Germany. the DIE’s services focus on two main targets: combining science and research of adult education and supporting them by supplying data and information as well as conducting research and development.

The DIE’s research activities cover all areas of continuing education: adult learning processes, didactic design of programmes, staff, continuing education institutions, and financial, political and legal aspects of the continuing education system. The DIE also picks up on current problems and issues.

The DIE is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Internet: http://www.die-bonn.de

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Research Data Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (FDZ-DZHW) at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) carries out application-oriented empirical research. On the one hand, the focus of work is on higher education research with analyses about students and university graduates, questions about life-long learning, steering and funding, on the other hand, the focus is on science studies and organisational research. It sees itself as part of the scientific community and as service-provider for higher education institutions and policy-makers.

The Research Data Centre (FDZ-DZHW) provides the scientific community with quantitative and qualitative research data from the field of higher education research and science studies by making the data available as Scientific Use Files (SUF) and Campus Use Files (CUF) for research and teaching purposes.

The database is constantly being expanded by transferring data from current surveys of the DZHW, by subsequently processing and documenting inventory data and by including external data from the field of higher education research and science studies.

Internet: https://fdz.dzhw.eu/

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LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC)

The research data centre LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC) is a combined platform of the Ludwig–Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the ifo Institute. The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. A co-operative agreement links it closely with the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich and in 2002 it was officially proclaimed an "Institute at the University of Munich".

The EBDC offers various datasets of German companies. This includes economic data regarding cyclical trends, eagerness for innovation and investment behavior collected by the ifo Institute. External data of corporate finance or the governance structure of companies are also part of the offer.

Internet: http://www.ifo.de/ebdc

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The National Center of Social Research (ΕΚΚΕ)

The National Center of Social Research (ΕΚΚΕ), is the only public institution in Greece dedicated to the social sciences. ΕΚΚΕ is a public law legal entity supervised by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and religious matters.

Internet: https://www.ekke.gr/

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The Journal "Erdélyi Társadalom"

"Erdélyi Társadalom" (Transylvanian Society) is a scientific peer reviewed journal published twice a year. It appeared for the first time in 2003. The aim of the journal is to provide a quality periodical for scientific communication to members of the social science community, including sociology, social work, social geography, regional studies and cultural anthropology. Each issue of the journal is built around a specific theme. The target audience of the journal is made up of social scientists, researchers and practitioners, especially political consultants and media specialists interested in understanding the ethnic Hungarian society of Transylvania, and Transylvania in general, or East-Central European Societies, especially focusing on minority issues. "Erdélyi Társadalom" is indexed by the international database "CEEOL". The editing of the journal is the responsibility of the Department of Sociology and Social Work in Hungarian language of the Babeş-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj, while the publisher is the Cluj University Press [Presa Universitară Clujeană], the publishing house of the BBU.

Internet: http://www.erdelyitarsadalom.ro

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European University Viadrina

The European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) was reestablished in the year 1991 and follows the concept of bringing young people together from every corner of the world. With its three faculties Law, Business Administration and Economics as well as Social and Cultural Sciences the Viadrina has 6700 students. Almost a quarter of these are foreign students.

Research interests of the Viadrina are European law issues, international economic relations and European integration, investment and taxing of Central and Eastern Europe as well as cultural science perspectives on the status of Europe in the world.

Internet: http://www.europa-uni.de

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Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de la República

The Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de la República (Faculty of Psychology at the University of Republic) is the main institution of higher education in Uruguay, dedicated to the production of psychological knowledge and training of professionals and researchers in the field. The creation of Facultad of Psicología in 1994, consolidates a long process of development of psychology in the country. 

Currently, the Faculty of Psychology is in a process of academic transformation in order to become a mature and powerful university project. The academic organization is structured in five Institutes and three Research Centers.

Internet: http://www.psico.edu.uy

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (FFZG)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (FFZG) is committed toward assuring excellence and expanding the boundaries of knowledge and insight through teaching and research carried out within a wide range of scholarly fields. The Faculty is part of the University of Zagreb which is the oldest university in Croatia, and among the oldest universities in south-eastern Europe. Today the Faculty has over 700 employees, including more than 500 academic staff, in addition to over 600 part-time lecturers. It offers more than 100 accredited BA MA and PhD studies programme, and also provides lifelong learning educational opportunities. Departments (23 in total, with 125 Chairs) regularly run diverse short-term programmes, workshops, summer schools. The number of students is around 7000.

The Faculty has the largest humanities and social sciences academic library in Croatia. The Library is developing various digital services for researchers, students and teachers, it enables and promotes open access to scientific information and it it committed to using open source software. The two major digital services are the FFZG Institutional Repository for publications produced by the faculty and students, and the newly developed Data Archive for the Social Sciences.

Internet: http://knjiznica.ffzg.unizg.hr

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Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana

The Ljubljana Faculty of Law, established in 1919, is one of the founding faculties of the University of Ljubljana and the largest law faculty in Slovenia. On 15 April 1920, the first dean of the Faculty, Professor Leonid Pitamic, marked the beginning of the Faculty’s teaching and research activities with an inaugural lecture entitled "Law and Revolution". Ever since, the Faculty has offered its students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, promoting both legal knowledge and critical thought.

Internet: http://www.pf.uni-lj.si

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A Mediapedagogy Research Workshop: The Spectrum of Mediapedagogical Research (FTzM, Frankfurt am Main & University of Education, Ludwigsburg)

This publication project uses workshop articles and seminal contributions to the field to provide a multi-faceted tableau of current research approaches and methods which serve to broaden mediapedagogical knowledge, reflect upon or evaluate mediapedagogical practice, and provide answers to current questions of interest to the Mediapedagogy community.

The collection reflects the heterogeneous spectrum of creative approaches and innovative methods which serve to carry forward research on mediapedagogical issues and phenomena. Its contents are freely accessible in an online repository (open access) as well as in a multi-volume print edition published by the kopaed publishing house in Munich. This project contributes to the discussion of practitioners’ diverse experiences with the limits and potentials of traditional methods and approaches to mediapedagogical research and also sets out lesser known approaches; in doing so, it stimulates discussion about innovative methods and their acceptance within the scientific community. In addition, this study also provides students and young scholars who are working on mediapedagogical topics in the context of their theses or dissertations with a methodological and theoretical point of reference.

This project is supported by the Centre for Educational Technology (FTzM) Frankfurt am Main, the Department of Media Pedagogy at the Ludwigsburg University of Education and the Qualitative Research Group at the Association for Media Education and Communication Culture (GMK).

The online repository is updated regularly; accompanying print volumes are published at regular intervals and document the project’s progress.

Internet: http://forschungswerkstatt.education

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GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences

The GESIS "Data Archive for the Social Sciences" provides data services for national and international comparative surveys from the fields of social and political science research. These studies are acquired in compliance with clearly defined methodological requirements and are archived and processed according to internationally recognized standards and made accessible to the scientifically interested public. Descriptions of all archived studies and empirical primary data from survey research, historical social research as well as texts for content analysis are prepared and managed through the GESIS archive data catalogue.

Internet: https://www.gesis.org/en/institute/departments/data-archive-for-the-social-sciences/

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Research Data Centre "Health monitoring" at the Robert Koch Institute (RDC-RKI)

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the central organisation of the German Government within the area of disease surveillance and prevention. The Research Data Centre "Health Monitoring" administers a multitude of data regarding the state of health and health behaviour of the population, which has been collected on the basis of representative nationwide studies. Mainly the fields of research comprise the development of epidemiological methods as well as the statistical analysis of data concerning non-transferable diseases and its risk factors.

Internet: http://www.rki.de/EN/Content/Health_Monitoring/health_monitoring_node.html

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HeiDok – The Heidelberg Document Repository

HeiDOK is the Open Access platform at Heidelberg University. It provides members of the university with the opportunity to publish their research output for free, according to the Open Access guidelines. This encompasses on the one hand university publications such as dissertations and on the other hand scientific publications like journal articles, monographs, studies and reports.

Currently HeiDok contains more than 14,000 publications with free access to the electronic full text. So are seminar, research and examination papers, teaching materials, essays, reports, conference papers, etc. in a short time freely available to the scientific public.

Internet: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de

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Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through conflict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation works independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. With currently 32 foreign offices, it is well networked worldwide. The Foundation cooperates closely with 16 state level Böll Foundations in each of Germany’s federal states, and supports talented, sociopolitically engaged undergraduate and graduate students in Germany and abroad.

Internet: https://www.boell.de/

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organizations and international development agencies. The HSRC does this in partnership with researchers globally, but specifically in Africa. Not only their commitment to cutting-edge research which supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa, but also the dissemination of that research is evident.

As the national social science council of South Africa, the HSRC wishes to serve as a knowledge hub to bridge the gap between research, policy and action; thus increasing the impact of research. This is achieved through collaboration with key constituencies, including government, other research organizations, multinational agencies, universities, non-government organizations, and donor and development organizations.

Internet: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en

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Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Founded in March 2012 the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of Internet and society and to observe the development of the Internet in its interplay with societal transformation processes.

The Institute for Internet and Society serves as a platform for academics and strives to encourage the co-operative development of projects, applications and research networks. Through a variety of event formats the institute opens up the academic work and research results for questions arising from political players, civil society and business.

The three founding associates – the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the University of Arts Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, in alliance with the Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg as an integrated co-operation partner – secure the multilayer perspectives of the Institute by focusing on technological and legal perspectives as well as on sociological, economical and artistic aspects.

The research conducted by the HIIG is organised in four research areas:

  • Internet and Media Regulation
  • Internet Policy and Governance
  • Internet-enabled Innovation
  • Global Constitutionalism and the Internet

Internet: http://www.hiig.de/en/

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Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania

The Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is one of the leading Africa’s health research organizations. Since 1949 IHI has been an independent, non-profit organization, registered in Tanzania and led by Tanzanians. IHI conducts a wide range of health-related research, including biomedical and environmental studies, trials of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, health-systems research, and monitoring and evaluation. IHI develops and employs Tanzanian scientists. The institute invests in training and supports graduate studies. IHI enjoys a close collaboration with centers of excellence in Switzerland, UK, The Netherlands, USA and elsewhere. The Institute depends on competitive research grants for more than 80% of its income, supplemented by core funding from the Governments of Tanzania, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and Norway. IHI received the Prince of Asturias Award in 2008 and the (Tanzanian) National Award for Science and Technology in 2010.

Internet: http://www.ihi.or.tz

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The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) is a global network of members who conduct longitudinal health and demographic evaluation of populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). INDEPTH aims to strengthen global capacity for Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs), and to mount multi-site research to guide health priorities and policies in LMICs, based on up-to-date scientific evidence.

Internet: http://www.indepth-network.org

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Research Data Centre "International Survey Programmes"
at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

The Research Data Centre "International Survey Programmes" provides researchers with data, preparation and consultation on selected international study series, all meticulously administered and supervised as well as, in part, conducted by GESIS. These international studies all cover numerous countries and predominantly an extensive time span. The following programs are currently being overseen by the research data centre:

Certain problems naturally associated with this data such as comparability across national borders and time horizons, means an increased need for preparation and consultation for researchers served by the research data centre. Thus the research data centre makes a broad spectrum of data and topics accessible for comparative analysis.

The work of the Research Data Centre "International Survey Programmes" complies with the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD).

The data is made available for secondary analysis via the GESIS data archive.

Internet: https://www.gesis.org/en/institute/research-data-centers/rdc-international-survey-programs/

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ICPSR – Inter-University consortium for political and social research

An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism and other fields.

Internet: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu

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International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel)

Established in 1978 as an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Kassel, the Center for Research on Higher Education and Work (known as WZ I) was approved initially for a foundation phase. Since 1982, it is a permanent unit of the University. In March 2006, the Centre changed its name to "International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel" (INCHER-Kassel). The new name was chosen in order to stress more on the international character of the Centre's activities and at the same time have an acronym easily comprehensible in an international context. INCHER-Kassel conducts research on questions concerning higher education institutions and tertiary studies as well as on topics at the interface between higher education and other fields of society. Additionally, cross-cutting issues such as globalisation, social inequality and gender-addressed questions have significance in all four areas.

Internet: http://www.uni-kassel.de/incher

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The International Journal of Language and Law (JLL)

Das International Journal of Language and Law (JLL) is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed e-journal which offers a forum for research on the interdependence of language and law in all of its facets, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. The journal is entirely free of charge to authors and readers.It appeared for the first time in 2012. It is edited by Prof. Dr. Friedemann Vogel and Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann.

Internet: https://www.languageandlaw.de/index.php/jll

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International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE)

IREE is the first journal for the publication of replication studies based on micro economic data. Furthermore, IREE publishes systematic reviews, micro data sets and descriptions thereof, and articles dealing with replication methods and the development of standards for replications. IREE is an e-journal and articles are published continuously after passing a fast peer-review process. Along with the article, authors must submit the underlying data and programming code. All parts of the publications (manuscript, data, and programming) are each provided with a DOI to be citable in due form and restored in a data archive. IREE is an open access journal and all content is without any charge to the users and authors. We aim to support transparent and open research based on micro-economic data and thereby to improve research quality in empirical economics.

Internet: http://www.iree.eu

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The Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) conducts research on the labour market in order to advise political actors at all levels in a competent manner. Economists, sociologists and researchers from other social science and methodological disciplines create the base for empirically well-informed labour market policy by way of excellently linked research, both nationally and internationally.

Therefore, the IAB contributes, within the framework of their statutory mandate, to a better understanding of the labour market functions and of employment chances and living situations in a dynamically changing world. Freedom of research and publication guarantee that independent, and with that also critical, advice can be given. The Institute was set up in 1967 as a research unit of the former Federal Employment Service (Bundesanstalt für Arbeit) and has been a special office of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit/BA) since 2004.

Main areas of research are:

  • analysing the causes and structures of overall developments of the labour market from a macroeconomic perspective
  • taking into account the international and regional dimensions of changes in labour markets
  • studying the effectivity on labour market policy
  • observation, measurement and explanation of the in-demand for labour by establishments, and examine the structuring of the labour market according to occupations
  • investigation of the connections between education and employment
  • examination of the living conditions, chances of participation and labour market perspectives of persons receiving basic income support.

A large part of their findings is based on in-house comprehensive surveys along with process data from the Federal Employment Agency. IAB is a leader in developing new methods of surveying, linking and processing data. External researchers as well have access to quality-assured sets of innovative micro data that have been prepared for scientific analysis through the Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency at IAB.

Internet: http://www.iab.de

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ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) as Germany’s oldest intermediary organization for international cultural relations promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. Its programmes pursue five core themes: Cultural Exchange, Dialogue of Civil Societies, Migration & Culture, Culture & Conflict, and Europe. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in the exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart.

Internet: http://www.ifa.de/en.html

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Institute for Educational Monitoring and Quality Development (IfBQ)

The Institute for Educational Monitoring and Quality Development (IfBQ) is a service center of the Authority for Education and Vocational Training in Hamburg, Germany. It provides scientific service for quality development and quality assurance of autonomous schools. Additionally, it contributes to a continuous monitoring of development of schools drawing on empirical and statistical methods.

Internet: https://www.hamburg.de/bsb/ifbq/

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Institute of Educational Science, University Münster

The Institute of Educational Science at the University Münster is one of the largest educational institutions in the German-speaking world. It covers almost the entire spectrum of educational disciplines in teaching and research. Despite this diversity, disciplinary orientation in the subject of educational science is a common characteristic of the seven areas of work. In an interdisciplinary exchange with other educational sciences, the Münster Institute pursues new development perspectives in theory and research in which the specific contribution of educational science can be developed by linking back to disciplinary knowledge.

Internet: https://www.uni-muenster.de/EW/

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Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is one of the largest and most traditional non-university research institutes of its kind in Germany. It combines historical and economic expertise in interdisciplinary research foci. These are aligned in a transnational and comparative way. South East Europe and the area of the former Soviet Union are prioritized.

The long-term knowledge horizon of IOS research is pursued in the medium-term along three main topics, representing a productive perspective on the contrast between path dependence and change; in addition, the three themes highlight areas of high social and thus political relevance:

  • Governance between personalization and formalization
  • Dynamics of exchange (migration and trade)
  • Forms and relations of work during change.

At the IOS work (economic and social data), migration and biographical data are collected, processed and provided.

Internet: http://www.ios-regensburg.de

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Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

Communication science at Freie Universität Berlin is dedicated to the various aspects of human and public communication. The institute’s research expertise is reflected by the various courses offered in the bachelor’s and master’s programs. Berlin as the German capital and home of many media organizations attracts a growing number of students yearly with its rich creative and international potential. Within the institute, nine divisions apply different perspectives to the research of conditions, structures, processes, contents, and effects of mediated communication.

Internet: http://kommwiss.fu-berlin.de/

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Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen

The Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest higher education and research institutions in Sociology in the German-speaking world. The University of Duisburg-Essen was created in 2003 through a fusion of two different University campuses. Currently, about 2,000 students are enrolled in a variety of bachelor and master programs at the IfS. Research at the IfS clusters into five areas: Work, Organization and Social Integration; Social Inequality, Life Patterns and Gender; Comparative and Transnational Sociology; Advanced Methods in Sociology; Social Theory. The IfS is embedded in a dynamic and innovative research environment which includes the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ)Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST)Institute of Political Sciences and Käte Hamburger Kolleg Center for Global Cooperation Research.

Internet: https://www.uni-due.de/soziologie/institute.php

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Institute Technology and Education (ITB) - Vocational Education Research in Bremen

The ITB does research on vocational education under the guiding principle of the design of work, technology, and education. Its aim is to link the reform of vocational training and innovation in the area of work and technology closely together. For this, not only an interdisciplinary, but also - in the era of globalization - an internationally oriented research approach is required. Therefore education and professional scientists, engineers, sociologists and cultural scientists, psychologists, economists and working scientists cooperate in the ITB, frequently integrating their results in international collaborations and research networks.

The ITB works on a wide range of research and development projects at a regional, national and international level. Most projects are carried out in collaboration with industrial, services or crafts enterprises and institutions of vocational education. Also the ITB cooperates closely with relevant organizations in Europe, the United States, China, Japan, Malaysia and other Asian, African and South American countries.

The research fields are:

  • Designing work and technology

  • Work and qualification

  • Investigation of methodological questions

  • Learning and teaching

  • Pre-vocational training and transitions

  • Professions and education systems

  • Innovation and industrial heritage

The ITB is editor of the “International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training”, an open-access and peer-reviewed journal.

Internet: http://www.itb.uni-bremen.de/

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Institute for Parliamentary Research (IParl)

The Institute for Parliamentary Research (IParl) wants to contribute to anchoring and developing the democratic order in society.

With this goal in mind, IParl is dedicated to theoretical and empirical investigations that focus both on the underlying principles and the details of democratic representation and legitimation. Special attention is placed on the close relation to political reality.

The Institute for Parliamentary Research sees itself as a research institution which imparts its scientific findings to society and develops its scientific work in close contact to political actors and institutions in order to create practical impact.

Internet: https://www.iparl.de

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Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)

The Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) is a scientific institute, which supports the Federal States’ quality development and quality assurance in the school system. Educational standards that have been adopted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic (KMK) form the starting point and basis for this work. These educational standards define what skills pupils should have developed up to a certain point in their school career. The IQB’s main task is to regularly monitor to what extent German schools achieve these goals (Education monitoring). In addition, the IQB supports the Länder to implement the educational standards, which are to serve as the central framework for all actors in the education system (implementation). Furthermore, the IQB is one of the most important institutions in Germany actively participating in the area of empirical educational research (research).

The IQB is a registered association that bears the name "Institute for Educational Quality Improvement - Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Länder an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin e.V." according to the statute and operates as a research institute at the Humboldt University Berlin.

Internet: https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de

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Research Data Centre of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (FDZ-IWH)

The IWH-Research Data Centre provides external researchers with the opportunity to access different data sets collected by the IWH. Founded in 1992, the roots of the IWH lie in the empirical research on transition processes. Since 1993, the institute has been conducting regular company surveys as part of panel studies, which can be used to promptly describe development trends in the manufacturing and construction sectors and to analyse the causes of these developments. In addition to economic indicators, the surveys also collect data on structural features and behavioral dispositions during the transition from a planned economy towards a market economy. The FDI micro database contains survey data on multinational companies in post-transition regions. The way in which the data may be accessed (scientific use file, on-site use) depends on the data set. Signing a user data agreement is a requirement for data access.

Furthermore, the FDZ-IWH offers a number of additional services. These include, among others, consulting (potential) data-users in regard to supply and access of data, supporting researchers in their handling of complex data sets, clarification of data protection issues and setting up specific workplaces for guest scientists.

Further information can be found on the websites of the FDZ-IWH: IWH-FDZ.

Internet: http://www.iwh-halle.de/en/

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ZBW Journal Data Archive

The ZBW Journal Data Archive is a service for journal editors in economics and business studies. By using the Journal Data Archive, the editors are enabled to easily manage the replication data of published articles. Authors of these journals are invited to submit their replication files to the data archive and to add further information to these files. Subsequently these replication files are stored permanently and securely and receive a DOI.

Internet: http://www.journaldata.zbw.eu

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Joachim Herz Stiftung

The Joachim Herz Stiftung is a non-profit organization, economically independent and politically neutral. The foundation supports projects in the realm of education, science and research within its three program areas of science, economics and personal development. The foundation is based in Hamburg and was founded in 2008.

Internet: https://www.joachim-herz-stiftung.de

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Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. The Kolleg proposes an interdisciplinary framework that reflects how cultural premises and dynamics of emerging global governance could translate into global cooperation. It encourages an exchange of knowledge both among international research fellows, practitioners and with the interested general public.

Internet: http://www.gcr21.org

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Knowledge Platform Cultural Education Online

Cultural Education Online>>kubi-online is an unique platform for knowledge transfer in the arts, culture and cultural education: More than 500 articles, written by specialists, offer insights into theoretical and practical discussions of social, artistic practice and scientific topics. The online-library on cultural education is expanded constantly and it is open to the public. Two dossiers once a year broaden the professional discourse on current topics.

kubi-online is an offspring of the Compendium Cultural Education, first published in 2012. Four organizations support it: Academy of Arts Education of the German Government and State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Akademie der Kulturellen Bildung des Bundes und des Landes NRW), Federal Academy of Cultural Education Wolfenbuettel (Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel), German Association for Child and Youth Education (Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung) and the Institute for Cultural Policy of the University of Hildesheim Foundation (Institut für Kulturpolitik der Stiftung Universität Hildesheim). kubi-online is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

Internet: https://www.kubi-online.de

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Forschungsdatenzentrum im Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (FDZ im KBA)

The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) is within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The KBA makes an important contribution towards road safety, environmental protection and to the provision of information on road traffic.

The Forschungsdatenzentrum im Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (FDZ im KBA) provides access to anonymized microdata for the purpose of scientific research. The FDZ im KBA complies with the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). It provides quantitative research data as Scientific Use Files and on-site for visiting researchers.

Internet: https://www.kba.de

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German Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD), Robert Koch Institute

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. The German Centre for Cancer Registry Data (ZfKD) is located within the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. It is responsible for pooling and quality-checking the data it receives from the population-based cancer registries in each German federal state. Each registry has its own unique history with a unique initiation date. Thus, the range and quality of the pooled data is heterogeneous.

Internet: http://www.krebsdaten.de

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Research Data Center of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (FDZ-LIfBi)

The LIfBi Research Data Center releases rich longitudinal data on competence development, educational processes, educational decisions, and returns to education in formal, nonformal, and informal contexts for empirical educational research. At the center of this research infrastructure lies the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) providing information from six samples being surveyed at yearly intervals (newborns, children in Kindergarten, fifth graders, ninth graders, students in higher education, adults). These data are supplemented with context attributes collected from parents, child-care workers, and teachers, as well as heads and principals of educational institutions. Besides designing and carrying out NEPS, LIfBi is involved in the cooperative longitudinal study PIAAC-L (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) in Germany and in research projects with a regional focus, such as BiLO (“Bildungslandschaft Oberfanken” [Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia]).

All data are carefully edited, factually anonymized, and documented in a user-friendly way in two languages (German and English). They are available free of charge to the national and international scientific community in the form of Scientific Use Files. Signing a user data agreement is a requirement for data access. Furthermore, the FDZ-LIfBi offers comprehensive services—for example, user trainings, easy-to-use research support, as well as modern and flexible access to the data (download, remote, on-site).

The FDZ-LIfBi is accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD) and complies with their Criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) for the Establishment of Research Data Infrastructure.

Further information and contact details can be found on the website: http://www.neps-data.de/.

Internet: https://www.lifbi.de/

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LeibnizOpen offers central access to openly available digital publications authored by Leibniz Association researchers. The platform records Open Access publications authored by researchers at all Leibniz institutions and makes the associated full texts directly available. It thus reflects the entire range of topics and types of publications that are generated through research and teaching within the Leibniz Association.

Internet: http://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

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Max Planck Institute for Human Development

The MPI for Human Development was founded in 1963 in Berlin and is dedicated to the study of human development and education as interdisciplinary research institution. The Institute is a member of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, one of the leading organisations for basic research in Europe.

The library and research information primarily provides services to the scientists of the institute. It is open to the public as a reference library. For this purpose, it supplies printed and electronic media and information in the scientific fields of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, history, science of education, and sociology, thus meeting the needs of the Institute's research profile. The collection contains around 212.000 volumes, several printed and numerous electronic periodicals and databases.

Internet: https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en

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medica mondiale e. V.

medica mondiale is a Germany-based international NGO, globally advocating for women and girls in war and crisis zones.

medica mondiale provides women and girls, who have experienced rape and torture, vital medical, psychological and legal support and programmes promoting income - both with their own projects and in collaboration with competent local women's organisations.

The association’s newsletter is released four times a year with contributions concerning

  • News and travelogues from the operational areas

  • Updates on actions of supporters

  • Political demands and statements

  • Tips, dates and events

In addition, Brochures and information materials on various subjects to support women and girls in war and crisis zones are published frequently.

Internet: http://www.medicamondiale.org/

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Research Data Centre of the Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (RDC-pairfam)

The research data centre documents the anonymised data of the "Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics" (pairfam). The representative, interdisciplinary longitudinal study for researching partnership and family dynamics is based on annually collected survey data of randomly sampled persons in Germany.

The DOI registration of the pairfam studies is arranged via the GESIS Dataarchive for Social Sciences.

Internet: http://www.pairfam.de

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Psychology Data Archive PsychData of the Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

The research centre Psychology Data Archive PsychData of the ZPID operates a platform for data archiving, documentation and exchange specifically oriented towards psychology research. PsychData supports psychologists in long-term conservation of research data and in making it available to the scientific community in a regulated fashion.

PsychData supports research accompanying, as well as subsequent documentation and archiving of research data. A variety of manuals, tools and procedures ensure lasting, ongoing preservation and continuity while guaranteeing the long-term interpretability of data. The metadata is explicitly fine-tuned to the unique characteristics of psychology. Data providers receive recognition for their contributions as the datasets are allocated DOIs and are thereby citable. PsychData makes certain that the data is in relevant information systems and manages data access. Information events, conference presentations and user consultation round out the services offered.

Due to the sensitive nature of psychological data, contracts are required for both data providers and data users. Research data is later anonymized if necessary. The data encompasses all areas of psychology with a special focus on datasets obtained from clinical, developmental, educational, gerontological as well as occupational/industrial and organizational psychology gathered through longitudinal studies, large-scale surveys and test developments. More information on the datasets can be found in German and English on the PsychData homepage including the latest information under "News".

The metadata is freely available and searchable on the Internet. Access to research data is strictly contractually regulated. Usage is restricted to trained, professional, scientific research and teaching. Once a contract has been agreed, the data and related code books will be sent on unalterable long-term storage optical disks compliant with all data storage regulations. The PsychData homepage contains information and updates on the legal conditions and data catalogue. A contract for data usage can be filled out directly online through the website.

Internet: http://psychdata.zpid.de

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QJB - Querelles. Jahrbuch für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung

QJB is a site for a methodologically open dialogue in the tradition of the “Querelle des Femmes“. Founded in 1996 at the Free University of Berlin as the first interdisciplinary annual journal in this field, the yearbook QJB serves to historically contextualize current developments in topics and methods as well as critical (self-)reflection of the Gender research. Central topics are addressed using disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches; additionally, history of science is analyzed as gender history through selected examples. In 2011 the Yearbook was switched to an open access format. Currently published individual contributions are presented in a collective volume once a year.

Internet: http://www.querelles.de

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Querelles-net – Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen

Querelles-net is published as an open access journal since 2000 in addition to QJB - Querelles. Jahrbuch für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung. It opens up the variety of subject-specific, inter - and trans-disciplinary publications in the field of women's and gender studies, in particular from German-speaking countries. Scientific reviews provide an overview of important new releases and current research interests. Both printed and electronically published works will be discussed. Via the review format the journal aims at improving the field’s visibility and the networking of researchers.

Internet: http://www.querelles-net.de

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The German Data Forum (RatSWD, Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten)

The German Data Forum is an independent body of empirical researchers from universities, university-level institutions, and institutions of independent scientific research as well as representatives of important data producers. It was established by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2004 with the goal of sustainably improving the research data infrastructure and its international competitiveness.

Internet: https://www.ratswd.de

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RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

RWI is a modern centre for scientific research and evidence-based policy advice. The guiding theme of their research program for the years to come is "individual prosperity and economic policy in times of demographic and societal change".

The RWI is member of the Leibniz Association.

Internet: http://www.rwi-essen.de

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Society for South-East Asian Studies (SEAS)

The society for Southeast Asian studies was founded in Vienna as an interdisciplinary network of young researchers in the field of Southeast Asian studies. Its aim is to promote the interdisciplinary research and intercultural exchange between Austria and South-East Asia.

For this purpose, SEAS provides counsel and advice, conducts conferences and workshops, organizes summer schools to South-East Asia and published the "Austrian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies" (ASEAS) as a scientific, peer-reviewed open access journal.

The programmatic concerns of SEAS are to create a forum for education, networking and communication in the field of Southeast Asian studies.

Internet: http://www.seas.at

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The Serbian Social Science Data Centre (SER.DAC)

SER.DAC is the Serbian Social Science Data Centre established in 2014 as an organizational unit within the Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade. Its tasks are: to acquire significant data sources within a wide range of social science disciplines of interest to Serbian social scientists; to review and prepare these data for digital preservation; and to disseminate them for further scientific, educational and other purposes. Collecting data from surveys, questionnaires or interviews for one study is a painstaking process. Providing that accurate records have been kept, data that have been collected for one study can be analysed again for an entirely different piece of research. Digital preservation is the proactive and ongoing management of digital content to lengthen the lifespan and mitigate against loss of these data.

The Centre is the result of an FP7 funded project SERSCIDA – Support for Establishment of National/Regional Social Sciences Data Archives (2012-2014). SERSCIDA was designed as a strategic project for supporting the cooperation and exchange of knowledge between the EU countries associated within the Council of European Social Sciences Data Archives (CESSDA) and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the field of social science data archiving. The project addresses the issues of potential for use of information-communication technologies for the benefit of scientific research and the exchange of knowledge as laid down in the call for proposals.

Internet: https://rs.seedsproject.ffzg.hr

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The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) is an independent research institute that advises the German Bundestag and the German government on questions concerning international politics and foreign and security policy. SWP also advises decision-makers in international organisations relevant to Germany, above all the European Union, NATO and the United Nations. SWP is one of Europe’s leading think tanks in the field of international relations.

Internet: https://www.swp-berlin.org

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Research Data Centre of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (RDC-SHARE)

SHARE is a multidisciplinary and cross-national longitudinal study. It contains informationon on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of individuals aged 50 or over in 20 European countries. The survey of more than 60,000 participants at intervals of two years allows the acquisition and monitoring of individual and societal ageing in different welfare states.

SHARE data is circulated by the SHARE research data centre (RDC-SHARE) that follows the criteria of the German Data Forum for access to micro-data.

Internet: http://www.share-project.org/

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Slovak Archive of Social Data (SASD)

Slovak Archive of Social Data (SASD) was established in 2004. It is maintained by the Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Sociology at the Comenius University in Bratislava. The Archive stores data from quantitative surveys carried out in Slovakia and provides public access to the data files to researchers and the public. The archive joined the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) as an observer in 2014. Since 2017 the Archive is a founding member of the newly established CESSDA ERIC distributed infrastructure.

Internet: http://sasd.sav.sk

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Research Data Centre of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (RDC - SOEP)

The Research Data Centre of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) coordinates access to the data of the socio-economic panel study, the most wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany.

The factually anonymized data is available for scientific evaluation. Access to the data is standardized (SUF, visiting researcher stays, remote data processing).

Upon request, interested scientists can apply for a data distribution contract, which is a precondition for using the Scientific Use Files offered on DVD. The Research Data Centre of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) also supports methodological training at universities through lectures and workshops. A visiting researcher program enables on-site usage of the data at the research data centre, specifically the sensitive regional data subject to data privacy protection. Consultation for scientists who wish to use the SOEP as their reference data set or as control sample is a special service offered by the Research Data Centre of the SOEP.

The work of the Research Data Centre of the SOEP complies with the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). SOEP receives funding as a service unit of the Leibniz Association, declared by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) as a scientific infrastructure institution.

Internet: http://www.diw.de/SOEPfdz

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The So.Da.Net network is the Greek research infrastructure for the social sciences. So.Da.Net supports multidisciplinary research and promotes the acquisition, exchange, processing as well as dissemination of data deriving from and related to social science research.

Internet: http://sodanet.gr

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Center for Survey Research (SRDA), Academia Sinica, Taiwan

The Survey Research Data Archive (SRDA) was founded in 1994 to systematically acquire, develop, store, and disseminate precious survey research data in Taiwan, mainly from the field of social science. The SRDA concentrates on the following areas: Acquisition of survey research data; Data preparation and archiving; Storage and preservation of survey research resources; Dissemination of data files. Striving first to have a solid foundation as a database of survey research, SRDA also aims to promote easy access to data resources via the web and focuses on developing technology in data management and utilization. Additionally SRDA organizes academic activities including workshops, symposiums and seminars on survey research methodology and research data management.

Internet: http://srda.sinica.edu.tw

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Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is situated at the University of Iceland. The institute was established in 1985 and provides researchers and academic staff with assistance and support relating to data gathering and analysis, as well as issues on statistics/methodology, privacy and research ethics. One of SSRI’s main objectives is to build research infrastructures in the social sciences in Iceland, including ensuring wide open access to empirical data. To fulfil this objective, SSRI works to reduce financial, technical, legal and administrative barriers between users and data resources, through its data service – The Icelandic Social Science Data Archive (DATICE) – which specializes in the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of research data.

Internet: http://fel.hi.is

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Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky

The Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky serves as the central lending library of the University of Hamburg and the city's other higher education institutions. It also serves as an academic library for the citizens of Hamburg and those of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. As a state library, it collects and archives the publications located in Hamburg as well as literature relating to the city and its surroundings.

Internet: http://www.sub.uni-hamburg.de/en/service/english.html

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Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office and the Statistical Offices of the Länder

The Research Data Centres of the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder (RDC) enable scientists to use microdata of official statistics. There are more than 100 statistics available which cover the topics education and population, health and social affairs, economy, finance and taxes, judicature, agriculture, energy and environment. Data users can choose between different ways of data access and, if necessary, combine them. For scientific off-site use of data, there are Scientific Use Files, which can be accessed in the facilities of the applying scientific institution. For on-site use of data, there is remote execution or workplaces for guest researchers at 20 locations throughout Germany. The RDC advise researchers concerning data selection and ways of access and they offer accompanying material. Further information on data supply, terms of use and ways of access can be found on http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en.

Internet:  http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de

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Swiss Center for Expertise in Social Research (FORS)

FORS is a service centre for researchers from Switzerland and abroad. FORS services are designed to be adapted as far as possible to the needs of the social science research community. FORS has established a network of contact points in the Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. In addition, FORS aims to stimulate debate and scientific exchange both within Switzerland and between Swiss researchers and the international research community.

FORS serves as a liaison office between Swiss and international research in the social sciences. FORS grants Swiss researchers access to all its resources and to all the latest findings in the social sciences. By the same token, FORS is the first point of contact for non-Swiss researchers interested in Swiss social sciences data and analyses. FORS is involved in a variety of international projects, several of which are part of the Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures.

Internet: https://forscenter.ch

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Department "Theoretical Philosophy" at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

"Theoretical Philosophy" denotes an area of academic philosophy constituted by the subdisciplines of epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metamathematics, logic, and metaphysics.
Specific foci of "Theoretical Philosophy" at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz are:

  • Analytical Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Perception

Internet: http://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/fb05philosophie/arbeitsbereiche/theoretische/

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Bielefeld University Library

Bielefeld University Library represents with its collection of about 2 million books and journals not only the central library of Bielefeld University which was founded in 1967, but also one of the most important general libraries of the whole region of East Westphalia-Lippe.

Since the end of 2013 Bielefeld University Library offers its faculties and institutions – as a complement to disciplinary inter-university providers – an infrastructure for the archiving and publication of research data. This connects to the central publication server of the University of Bielefeld (PUB). Thus, research data has a similar status such as book and magazine publications.

Personal and business-related interests and licensing aspects are adequately taken into account when publishing in the PUB. At the same time, the university encourages their researchers and scientists to link the data that is already published in discipline-specific research data archives (such as e. g. GESIS, Dryad) with PUB to achieve the maximum visibility of the research output within and outside the university.

Internet: http://www.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/

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University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

The University Library is the information service provider of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. The Catholic University supports among other things their transparency of Open Access Policy and fast visibility of research for example by publishing with Open Access. Researcher and university institutions use the following document presentation platforms:

  • KU.opus for dissertations and postdoctoral lecture qualifications
  • KU.edoc for first publications and second publishings, grey literature, etc.
  • KU.media for audiovisual media

In accordance with the profile of the Catholic University, the research results in particular from the fields of Theology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Social Work, Geography and Mathematics are represented.

Internet: http://www.ku.de/bibliothek/

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University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main

Since 1.1.2005 the Stadt-und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (StUB) and Senckenberg Library (SeB) has been amalgamated to form the Central Library of the University of Frankfurt am Main under the new name of "University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg". The University Library Frankfurt am Main is one of the most significant academic libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany with its extensive stocks and collections (9,72 million media in 2015). The library functions as an academic library for the City of Frankfurt, a university library with several state commitments for the Rhine-Hesse region and is a major participant in the national supply of literature.

Internet: http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/

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The library of the FernUniversität in Hagen

The FernUniversität in Hagen is the only German distance teaching university and has the largest number of enrolled students in Germany. For the last 40 years the FernUniversität in Hagen has been a specialist for lifelong learning. This flexible distance learning system is made possible by a combination of printed materials and web based teaching and learning formats.

An important component in the distance learning system is the university library. This central institution supplies all the academics, students, employees as well as all generally interested people with information and literature. The library collection is concentrated on the represented subjects. It comprises at this point to approximately 822,000 volumes, 1,440 continuous periodicals, 39,000 digital media items and 46,000 ongoing electronic newspapers and journals.

The library is increasingly becoming a facilitator of information, particularly in regard as a European document center. The academic network offers licensed scientific texts and general reference texts. Links to outside information services are also being established.

Scientific papers of members of the FernUniversität in Hagen can be published through the open access repository “deposit_hagen” of the university library.

Internet: http://www.ub.fernuni-hagen.de/

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Mannheim University Library

The Mannheim University Library provides books and information resources for researchers, instructors, students and further education at Mannheim University. The collections of Mannheim University Library total about 2.1 million items including books, media and databases from all fields.

In line with the business and economics focus of the university, a large proportion of the library collections is dedicated to these fields.

Internet: http://www.bib.uni-mannheim.de/

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Paderborn University Library

Paderborn University Library represents with its collection of more than 1.77 million media the central service provider for information of Paderborn University. In addition to demand-oriented allocation of all information media for the interests of studies, teaching and research the key activities are the further development of the electronic information services, the setup of institutional repositories and the promotion of information expertise.

The platform "Publikationsservice" is the Open Access platform of the Paderborn University. With this platform Paderborn University Library offers a service and an infrastructure for members and affiliated as well as facilities of Paderborn University to publish electronic documents free of charge as Open Access publications and to archive them. This applies to examination papers, i.e. dissertations as well as academic works like journal articles, monographs, surveys and (annual) reports, conference proceedings etc.

Internet: http://digital.ub.uni-paderborn.de/

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Vechta University Library

Vechta University Library is the key information provider for science and research at Vechta University. By providing access to a wide range of current literature, media and information and innovative services for scientific purposes the Library meets the needs of its academic users.

Using the Open Access Server (VOADo) as part of an integrated research infrastructure hosted and maintained by the Library the members of the University can archive and publish their research findings for free including e.g. doctoral and professorial dissertations, articles, and research papers along with the underlying research data and supplementary documents.

Internet: http://www.bibliothek.uni-vechta.de

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Universitätsverlag Hildesheim

The "Universitätsverlag Hildesheim" publishes scientific works of members of the "Universität Hildesheim" as electronic publication or print publication. The management of the publisher which was founded in 1997 falls to the director of the "Universitätsbibliothek Hildesheim".

Internet: https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/bibliothek/universitaetsverlag-open-access/

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Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V.

The Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia is the leading regional consumer organisation in Germany. With a close network of around 60 advisory centres throughout the region it offers a wide range of services to consumers. The Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia is established as a non-profit organisation supported by women’s, family and home economics associations, trade unions, welfare organisations, tenant associations and environmental associations, as well as local consumer unions.

The Competence Centre of Consumer Research (CECORE) was established in 2011 as a collaborative project between the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It aims to foster communication between scientists, encourage to network consumer research in North Rhine-Westphalia, and promote them through the awarding of prizes and grants.

Internet: http://verbraucherforschung-nrw.de

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Research Data Centre "Elections" 
at GESIS Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

The GESIS Research Data Centre "Elections" provides scientists access to survey data and offers archiving and extensive documentation as well as consultation services for using this data. The RDC "Elections" supervises primarily national election studies. The four main responsibilities of the research data centre include:

  • Collecting, indexing and access to election data

  • Consultation and creation of value-added services

  • Knowledge transfer via organizing of workshops

  • Scientific Research

The work of the RDC "Elections" complies with the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) developed for these institutions.

The data is made available for secondary analysis via the GESIS data archive.

Internet: https://www.gesis.org/en/institute/research-data-centers/rdc-elections/

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Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute is a collaborative project from Berlin and Brandenburg funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The consortium is coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and includes the four Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, University of the Arts Berlin – as well as University of Potsdam and the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS). The Weizenbaum Institute investigates the current changes in all aspects of society occurring in response to digitalisation. Our goals are to develop a comprehensive understanding of these changes based on rigorous academic analysis and to offer informed strategies to address them at a political and economic level.

Internet: https://weizenbaum-institut.de/

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Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

The Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons.

The WZB conducts research in the following areas:

  • Education, work and life chances
  • Markets and choice
  • Society and economic dynamics
  • International politics and law
  • Dynamics of political systems
  • Migration and diversity

Research results are published for the scientific community as well as for experts in politics, business, the media and civic organizations.

The WZB is member of the Leibniz Association.

Internet: http://www.wzb.eu/en

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World Values Survey Association

The World Values Survey (WVS) is a worldwide network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life. The WVS is coordinated by a central body, the World Values Survey Association (WVSA). The WVSA carried out representative national surveys in more than 100 countries containing almost 90 percent of the world's population. These surveys show pervasive changes in what people want out of life and what they believe. In order to monitor these changes, the WVS has executed six waves of surveys, from 1981 to 2013.

Internet: http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org

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ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is a nonprofit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe. ZEW's guiding mission is to study the optimal performance of markets and institutions in Europe. Regular interviews on the situation on the financial markets and the economic situation of the information industry as well as the large-scale annual study on innovation activities in the German economy are representative for the different types of information provided by ZEW.

In 2005 ZEW became a member of the Leibniz Association.

Internet: http://www.zew.de

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Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) aims to provide a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems.

The protection of these ecosystems requires interdisciplinary concepts that will meet the needs of the tropical countries. There is a lack of the necessary scientific information on these ecosystems in order to develop concepts concerning their structure, function, resilience to change, and how they interact with the adjacent marine and terrestrial systems. This is where the ZMT's activities come in. The overall objective of its research is to analyse tropical ecosystems in their complexity and to establish the necessary scientific base for the development of concepts for Integrated Coastal Zone Management. 

Internet: http://www.leibniz-zmt.de

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Centre for Economic Education in Siegen (ZöBiS)

The Centre for Economic Education in Siegen (ZöBiS) is a centre of excellence for teaching students, teachers and multipliers in continuing education economics and technical didactics.

It was founded in March 2008 as an interdisciplinary institute at the University of Siegen. Economists, educators, mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians and social scientists work in four fields of research at the institute at the time:

  1. Teach social market economy
  2. Develop economic didactics
  3. Create educational regions
  4. Design and evaluate activity-oriented learning environments

The scientists aim to stimulate, support, and improve processes of education. Therefore, the ZöBiS sees itself as a service facility to strengthen the economic education at secondary and vocational schools. The researchers at the ZöBiS want to specifically support the emergence and the growth of educational regions through their research and expertise.

Internet: http://www.zoebis.de

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