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About us

The Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) provides researchers access to micro data for non-commercial empirical research in the fields of social security and employment.

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. In cooperation with the Research Data Centre of the Statistical Offices of the Länder you can work with FDZ data at the following external locations:

  • Berlin
  • Bremen
  • Dresden
  • Düsseldorf
  • Hannover
  • Mannheim

In addition, on-site access abroad is possible at:

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (USA)
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (USA)
  • University of California at Berkeley (USA)
  • Harvard University (USA)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (USA)
  • Princeton University (USA)
  • University of Essex (UK)

The FDZ ….

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

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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.