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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'.

Current figures of the FDZ

At the moment 369 users in 269 projects are working with our standard data via JoSuA.















The english version of the FDZ Datenreport 03/2016 'Establishment History Panel 1975-2014'

The english version of the FDZ Datenreport 03/2016 'Establishment History Panel 1975-2014' by Alexandra Schmucker, Stefan Seth, Johannes Ludsteck, Johanna Eberle and Andreas Ganzer is now available.
>> FDZ Datenreport 03/2016 (EN)

Vacancy at the FDZ (IAB-915/2016)

The FDZ seeks applications for a position as 'Specialist'
>> Further information (only in German)

New On-site Access Point at University College London

FDZ is excited to announce the opening of a new access point for on-site access to FDZ data! The University College London has agreed to host an access point to FDZ data. To make an appointment for on-site access at the University College London, please directly contact the local supervisor.
>> Contact Details

Amount of RAM memory available to users is limited to 30 GB

Due to an increasing number of users, the available memory per user needs to be limited to 30 GB as of now. This will prevent individual jobs from making excessive use of the available memory and thereby interfering with processes of other users. Now, once a job asks for more than 30 GB of memory, the program will exit with an error. The amount of memory needed by a program can be reduced by means of more efficient programming. Tips on how to increase programming efficiency can be found in the FDZ guidelines as to the use of remote data access and on-site use with JoSuA.

Stata 14 available for on-site use and remote data processing at the Research Data Centre (FDZ)

Stata 14 is now available for remote data processing via JoSuA and on-site use at the Research Data Centre. It will be the default Stata version. Stata 13 is still available for a transitional period. When submitting jobs in JoSuA, you can choose between Stata 13 and Stata 14 by specifying an option.
Please keep in mind that problems may occur with non-ASCII characters (for example German umlauts) in Stata 14. Do-Files and data sets created with earlier versions of Stata can be converted with the following Stata 14 commands (assuming you changed to the correct working directory):
unicode analyze *
unicode encoding set cp1252
unicode translate *
Afterwards, all files in your directory should work with Stata 14. Please use these commands during on-site use or when you prepare files. It is not possible to include any of these commands in a JoSuA job. If you encounter any problems with your datasets in Josua, please contact us.

Noise caused by construction work

We would like to inform that currently construction work is carried out on the FDZ in Nuremberg which can cause noise during the on-site visit.