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Research Data Centre of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (FDZ-BAuA)


The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) conducts cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on working and employment conditions and their effects on the health, safety and well-being of workers in Germany. The FDZ-BAuA provides standardised modes of access to data from these studies.

  • Status: Accredited
  • Data Offer: Social, Economy, Health, Psychology

About the Data Centre

As an interdisciplinary federal research institution, the BAuA collects a wide range of data on the topics of work and health in (one-off and repeated) cross-sectional studies as well as panel studies. In particular, the data sets offer analysis potential around questions on:

  • mental and physical demands and stressors at the workplace
  • employment conditions
  • working time arrangements
  • mental and physical health and functioning
  • well-being and satisfaction
  • participation in employment
  • characteristics of the labour force

The FDZ-BAuA prepares the data sets for external users, provides documentations and working aids for the data sets offered and gives advice to interested researchers.

The FDZ-BAuA provides de facto anonymised data as Scientific Use Files for scientific purposes. The access is restricted to researchers affiliated with a university or research institution after signing a data use contract. In addition, the FDZ-BAuA offers absolutely anonymised data as Public Use Files available for free download to researchers as well as the interested public. The data offered by the FDZ-BAuA is available free of charge.

Available data

  • BAuA-Working Time Survey 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Study on Mental Health at Work, Wave 1 (2011/2012) and Wave 2 (2017)
  • Study “Healthy digital work”
  • Job-Exposure-Matrix Based on the BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018


Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Stabsstelle Strategisches Forschungs- und Entwicklungsmanagement
Nöldnerstr. 40-42
10317 Berlin

E-Mail: forschungsdaten@baua.bund.de