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Name of repository GESIS Datenbestandskatalog
Additional name DBK
GESIS Data Catalogue
Repository URL
Subjects Economic and Social Policy Economics Empirical Social Research Humanities and Social Sciences Political Science Social Sciences Social and Behavioural Sciences
Description The primary focus of the department “Data Archive for the Social Sciences” is providing excellent data service for national and international comparative surveys from the fields of social and political science research. These surveys, which must comply with clearly defined methodological and technical requirements, are archived and processed according to internationally recognized standards and made accessible to the scientifically interested public in a user-friendly manner. The Data Catalogue (DBK) comprises the study descriptions from all studies archived at the Data Archive including study descriptions of historical studies data.
Content types Archived data Plain text Scientific and statistical data formats Standard office documents
Keywords social data questionaires studies census data
Repository size More than 5000 studies
Repository type disciplinary
Mission statement for designated community
Research data repository language(s) eng
Data and/or service provider dataProvider

Responsible institutions (1)

Institution name GESIS-Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Additional name GESIS-Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences
Country Germany
Type(s) of responsibility funding
Type of institution non-profit

Terms (1)

Policy name Legal Notice

Legal aspects

Database access
Type of access to research data repository open
Data access
Type of access to data open
Data access restriction type(s) registration
Data licences (3)
License name CC0
License URL
License name other
License URL
License name Copyrights
License URL
Data upload
Type of data upload restricted
Data upload restriction type registration
Data upload license name Support and consultation in archiving self-conducted surveys
Data license URL


Name of the repository software unknown
Persistent identifier system DOI
Data citation guideline
Quality management yes
Certificates and Standards DSA

Application programming interfaces (1)

API type FTP

Alerting services (1)

Type of alerting service RSS
Alerting service


Remarks Beta Test Phase DBK2.0:
Entry date 2013-04-22
Last update 2014-06-24

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