Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
The Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research
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.
For details on services available at the FDZ click on 'About us'.
New Access Point to FDZ data at Harvard University
FDZ is excited to announce the opening of a new site for on-site access to FDZ at Harvard University! As of April 15, 2014 on-site access to FDZ data will be possible at the Department of Economics at Littauer Center.
Please contact FDZ at an early stage to complete further formalities if you are planning a visit to one of the US sites.
>> Information on local contacts at Harvard University
Move of the FDZ
The FDZ moved to offices in the adjoining building. Our new address is:
Institut for Employment Research
Research Data Centre
Regensburger Str. 100
D- 90478 Nuremberg
Guidelines for On-Site Use and Remote Data Access
The FDZ has revised its guidelines for on-site use and remote data access.
Please make sure that your codes comply with our new guidelines when you submit new jobs for on-site use or remote data access. Otherwise, your requests may not be processed.
English version of the guidelines
German version of the guidelines
Citation of FDZ Data in Publications
Publications based on FDZ data must include references to the datasets used (name of the dataset, assigned FDZ project numbers and type of data access) and the respective documentations.
The document 'Citation of the data in publications' provides references for all versions of FDZ data and language to be used for citation.
In this context, we kindly like to remind you to provide FDZ with one copy of every publication based on FDZ data (including so-called 'grey literature') in digital or printed form.
English version of the 'Citation of the data in publications'
German version of the 'Citation of the data in publications'
SIAB: English version of FDZ Datenreport 09/2013 'Sample of Integrated Labour Market Biographies Regional File 1975-2010 (SIAB-R 7510)'
English version of FDZ Datenreport 09/2013 'Sample of Integrated Labour Market Biographies Regional File 1975-2010 (SIAB-R 7510)' by Philipp vom Berge, Anja Burghardt, and Simon Trenkle is now available.
FDZ Datenreport 09/2013
FDZ Methodenreport 03/2014 'Vorbereitende Forschung für die zweite Evaluationsrunde Mindestlöhne - Erschließung neuer Datenquellen ' ('Preliminary research for the second round of minimum wage evaluation – unlocking new data sources')
FDZ Methodenreport 03/2014 'Vorbereitende Forschung für die zweite Evaluationsrunde Mindestlöhne - Erschließung neuer Datenquellen ' ('Preliminary research for the second round of minimum wage evaluation – unlocking new data sources') by Hans Verbeek, Michael Fertig, Philipp vom Berge, Matthias Umkehrer and Stefan Bender is now available.
FDZ Methodenreport 03/2014 (only in German)
New register data on counselling and monitoring the unemployed: Call for test use and corresponding FDZ Methodenreport 09/2013
The FDZ offers new data comprising information on case-workers' assistance in job search. The data contain daily information on the timing of three policy tools that aim at the reintegration of the unemployed: invitations to individual meetings with the caseworker, vacancy referrals, and integration contracts. The data can be used to study these policy tools directly, or as
time-varying control variables when studying other aspects of active labour market policy, like training programs.
Interested researcher can apply for an on-site test-use in Nuremberg
Download of the application form and information on the application process
In addition, the corresponding FDZ Methodenreport 09/2013 'New register data from the German public employment service on counselling and monitoring the unemployed' by Barbara Hofmann and Markus Koehler is now available.
Download FDZ Methodenreport 09/2013