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Research Data Center PIAAC at GESIS


The Research Data Center PIAAC makes research data accessible to the scientific community and offers advice to the users. The RDC PIAAC provides German and international datasets in the educational field focusing on the adult population, especially on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

  • Status: Accredited
  • Data Offer: Economy, Education, Psychology, Social
  • External Data Ingest: Yes


  • Data preparation & documentation
  • Data access & user support
  • Knowledge transfer & networking

Available data

Research data on national and international studies on education and learning of adults:

  • PIAAC- Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
  • Studies on Non-Cognitive Skills
  • IALS – International Adult Literacy Survey
  • LEO studies – Living with Low Literacy
  • AES – Adult Education Survey

Short data description: Quantitative data, large-scale assessment, population-representative data, cross-sectional data, longitudinal data, logfiles, and regional data.

Data Access Modes

  • Public Use Files
  • Scientific Use Files
  • On-Site Data Access


Dr. Débora B. Maehler

Research Data Center PIAAC (RDC PIAAC)

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Postfach 12 21 55

68072 Mannheim

Email: fdz-piaac@gesis.org