We work with, and have helped inform a network of social science data archives across the world. You can search for data using their online catalogues and the UK Data Service can help acquire data on your behalf. Some of these data archives provide access to popular harmonised cross-national survey series.
Formal networks include CESSDA ERIC and the International Association of Social Science Information and Technology (IASSIST).
re3data.org registry provides an authoritative overview of hundreds of existing data repositories worldwide.
Research Data Australia is the data discovery service of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), one of the first national portals for locating distributed research data across Australia.
Click on the number to go to the data archive in the world maps below.
- Czech Republic CSDA Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Prague
- Denmark DDA Danish Data Archive – University of Odense
- Estonia ESSDA Estonian Social Science Data Archive – Tartu
- Finland FSDFinnish Social Science Data Archive – University of Tampere
- France RQ Réseau Quetelet – Paris
- Germany GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences – Mannheim
- Greece GSDB Greek Social Data Bank – Athens
- Hungary TÁRKI TÁRKI Data Archive – Budapest
- Ireland ISSDA Irish Social Science Data Archive - Dublin
- Ireland IQDA Irish Qualitative Data Archive -- Maynooth
- Italy ADPSS Data Archive for Social Sciences – University of Milan
- Lithuania LiDA Lietuvos HSM duomenų archyvas – Kaunas
- Luxembourg CEPS/INSTEAD Centre d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques/International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development
- Netherlands DANS Data Archiving and Networked Services – The Hague
- Norway NSD Norwegian Social Science Data Services – Bergen
- Portugal APIS Arquivo Português de Informação Social – University of Lisbon
- Romania RODA Romanian Social Data Archive - Bucharest
- Slovak Republic SASD Slovak Archive of Social Data - Bratislava
- Slovenia ADP Arhiv Druzboslovnih Podatkov – Ljubljana
- Spain CIS Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas – Madrid
- Sweden SND Swedish National Data Service – University of Gothenburg
- Switzerland FORS Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences – Lausanne
- United Kingdom UK Data Archive UK Data Archive – University of Essex, Colchester