Search datasets worldwide

gesisDataSearch is the BETA version of a discovery service based on up-to-date metadata that are harvested from social science research data collections worldwide. It allows users to:

  • find collections of social science data quickly and easily, irrespective of their origin
  • get quick overviews of available data
  • search and browse through collections using standardized facets.

gesisDataSearch includes Dublin Core metadata from more than 30 data providers among them the ICPSR and the CESSDA Service Providers GESIS, UKDA, FORS, AUSSDA, SND, DDA, FSD, ČSDA, and LiDA. Most of the metadata are harvested from metadata aggregators such as da|ra, DataCite and DataVerse. gesisDataSearch is an agency service not only for data providers to gain greater visibility and researchers to find data and manage their data references, but also for other service providers to access data by exposing its structured metadata via OAI-PMH.