Other Data Archives


The following sources offer a range of relevant Social Sciences data.




Central Statistics Office


- Statbank


- Statbank tutorial




Public health







Irish Qualitative Data Archive


The Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA), based at NUI Maynooth, is a valuable complement to ISSDA's services and a central access point for qualitative social science data including interviews, pictures and other non-numerical material. It provides online access to all new qualitative data generated within the Irish Social Sciences Platform, and to selected existing data.

Government Departments and Public Bodies


Smart Dublin








UK Data Archive


UK Data Service







Consortium of European Social Science data Archives (CESSDA)


Czech Republic: Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA)


Denmark: Danish Data Archive (DDA)


Data Archiving and Networked Services


Estonian Social Science Data Archive




European Social Survey


European Values Survey


Finnish Social Science Data Services


France: PROGEDO (CESSDA-France/ Roseau Quetelet)


German Social Science Infrastructure Services


Hungary: TARKI


Italy: UniData


Lithuanian Data Archive for Social Science and Humanities


Netherlands: Dans - Data Archiving and Networking Services


Norway: NSD Norwegian Centre for Research Data


Portugal: Portuguese Social Information Archive (APIS)


Romania: RODA


SODANET - Greek research infrastructure for the social science


Spain: CIS Data Bank


Slovenia: ADP - Slovenian Social Science Data Archive


Slovakia: SASD Slovakm archive of social science data


Sweden: SND - Swedish National Data Service


Switzerland: FORS


Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)







Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)


Integrated Public Use Microdata Series - International


International Social Survey Programme


PISA International Database






World Health Organization (WHO)


World Bank


Useful link to international data providers















Links to Studies



A series of public opinion surveys conducted regularly since 1973 within all 28 EU Member States. It aims to assess EU citizens’ awareness of, and support for, the European Union’s activities. Eurobarometer website: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/eurobarometer


European Social Survey (ESS)

European Social Survey (ESS) A cross-national survey conducted in more than 30 countries across Europe, every two years, since 2001. It measures a wide range of attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of its respondents. ESS website: www.europeansocialsurvey.org


European Values Survey (EVS)

European Values Survey (EVS) A cross-national, longitudinal survey measuring basic human values of citizens across Europe. Beginning in 1981, it is repeated every nine years with increasing numbers of countries and respondents. By wave 4 (2008) 47 countries/regions took part with a total of around 70,000 respondents. It measures attitudes, values and opinions related to life, family, work, religion, politics and society. EVS website: http://www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu/



Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. One of its key tasks is to provide statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Eurostat also provides access to microdata such as the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and EU-LFS.
Eurostat website: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat


Generations and Gender Programme (GGP)

A longitudinal survey of 18-79 year olds across several countries, with an average of 9,000 respondents per country. Beginning in 2004, it aims to improve our understanding of the various factors – including public policy and programme interventions - that affect the relationships between parents and children (generations) and between partners (gender). GGP website: http://www.ggp-i.org/


German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

An annual, longitudinal study of private households across Germany, beginning in 1984. Each year nearly 11,000 households and 30,000 persons are included. Data provides information about household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. SOEP website: https://www.diw.de/en/soep


International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

An annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys with rotating thematic modules on topics including: the Role of Government; Family and Changing; Gender Roles; Environment and Health and Health Care.
ISSP website: http://www.issp.org/menu-top/home/


Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

A multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status, and social and family networks. Survey covers approximately 123,000 individuals aged 50 or older. First conducted in 2004 with 11 European Countries, it now covers 27 European countries and
Israel. SHARE website: www.share-project.org 


Swiss Household Panel (SHP)

Annual panel study which follows a random sample of private households in Switzerland.
Beginning in 1999 with a sample of over around 5,000 households, additional samples have
been added in 2004 (2,538 households) and 2013 (4,093 households). Interviews, done by telephone, cover a wide range of topics.
SHP website: http://forscenter.ch/en/our-surveys/swiss-household-panel/


Understanding Society

Annual longitudinal study of UK households. Beginning in 2009, it replaced the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) which began in 1991. It aims to understand 21st century UK life and how it is changing covering a wide range of themes such as family, education, finance, employment, health and wellbeing.
Understanding Society website: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/