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Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) (FDZ-BA)
Hosting Legal Entity
German Federal Employment Agency
104 Regensburger Street, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, PO: 90478, Bayern (Germany)
Type Of RI
Virtual, Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2004
Scientific Description
The Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) is intended mainly to facilitate access to BA and IAB micro data for non-commercial empirical research using standardised and transparent access rules. The FDZ mediates between data producers and external users. We also control for compliance with data protection regulations.The FDZ is a unit of the Federal Employment Agency (BA). It is directly subordinate to IAB’s Directorate.The FDZ offers three ways of data access for researchers: Scientific Use Files, Remote Data Access and On-Site Use. We offer on-site use of the data at the FDZ in Nuremberg and via secure internet connection at further locations.The FDZ carries out research itself and is involved in international research projects. The research focuses on the linkage of process and survey data, analyses on employment topics with FDZ data and on enhancing international data access.

RI Keywords
Microdata, Non-commercial empirical research, Social security, Employment
RI Category
Research Data Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Social Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Data access

Access to data through 15 access points via on-site use, remote data access and scientific use files.

Guest network and guest working stations

Our team advises on data suitability and the technical environment available at the FDZ. The development of programs, however, is mainly up to the researchers themselves.

Date of last update: 13/07/2018
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