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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'.

FDZ-News:

JoSuA

Currently we are not known of any malfunctions of the JoSuA application.

New On-site Access Point at GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

FDZ is excited to announce the opening of a new access point for on-site access to FDZ data on 22 May 2018! The GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences has agreed to host an access point to FDZ data. To make an appointment for on-site access at the GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, please directly contact the local supervisor.
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(05/04/2018)

Error Correction unemployment spells in PASS wave 10

At the plausibility check as part of the data processing in wave 10, there were errors in 63 unemployment spells (ALO spells) in wave 10 of the PASS Scientific-Use-Files. In the biographical information (bio_spells) falsely 51 ALO spells were not included and 12 ALO spells from previous waves were not updated. This error also affects the variables PET1000, alakt, alg1abez, PET0920, etakt and statakt in the personal dataset (PENDDDAT). Starting immediately, the Research Data Centre makes to users with a valid contract of wave 1-10 a corrected version available.
(05/03/2018)

New version of the Establishment History Panel available

The Establishment History Panel is a 50% random sample of all establishments in Germany with at least one employee. The new version covers the time period 1975-2016. Within a research project of the IAB in cooperation with the Halle Institute for Economic Re-search (IWH) new data have been exploited that allow identifying establishment that vanish from the data due to bankruptcies from 2007 onwards. These indicators are contained in the extension file – bankruptcies and can be linked to the BHP data.
>> For further information concerning the new BHP Version
(04/11/2018)

NEPS Starting Cohort 6 survey data linked to administrative data of the IAB (NEPS-SC6-ADIAB)

The survey data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), Starting Cohort 6 (SC6) survey data are collected on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories e.V. (LIfBi). The new data product “National Educational Panel
Study (NEPS), Starting Cohort 6 (SC6) survey data linked to administrative data of the IAB” (NEPS-SC6-ADIAB) is provided jointly by the LIfBi and the IAB. Data access is provided by the FDZ at the IAB via on-site use and remote data access.
>> Further information
(04/06/2018)

 

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