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Research Data Center PsychData of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID)

The Research Data Centre PsychData at ZPID is a platform for data archiving, data documentation and data exchange tailored to meet the needs of psychological research. PsychData supports psychologists to sustainably store their research data, while making them available to the scientific community according to common standards.
  • Status: Accredited
  • Data Offer: Education, Health, Psychology


PsychData supports researchers in documenting and archiving research data during and after research projects. A range of manuals, tools and procedures secure sustainable storage and safeguard the data’s long-term interpretability. The metadata are adjusted to the distinct characteristics of psychological data. Contributions of data suppliers are credited by making their datasets citable using DOIs. PsychData takes care of referencing the data in the relevant information systems as well as data access. Services also include information events, conference presentations and user support.


Due to the sensitivity of psychological data, data users and data suppliers enter a data use agreement. If required, the research data may be post-hoc anonymised. The RDC provides access to all kinds of psychological data with a focus on datasets from clinical psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and gerontopsychology, which were collected in the course of longitudinal studies, large-scale survey studies and development testing. For more information on available datasets in German and English, please visit the PsychData website.

Access paths

Metadata are openly available online. Access to microdata is strictly subject to a contractual usage agreement. Usage is restricted to scientific research and academic teaching. Information on datasets and legal requirements as well as a data user agreement are available online.

Available data

Social Psychology: Existential guilt (1985), Controlled Interaction Diary (KIT, 1994-1996), Distribution and exchange (2000-2001), Perceived injustice in unified Germany and mental health (1996), Old Age and Autonomy (OASIS, 2001)

Health Data: Freiburg Complaint Checklist (FBL 1993), Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (FLZ 1994), Multidimensional Mood State Questionnaire (MDBF 1991), Citizens from East- and West-Germany as reflected in three questionnaires (1991), Hopelessness Scales (1990), Giessen-Test, Giessen Subjective Complaints List (1994)

Cognitive Psychology: Affective congruency effects in the Stroop task (1996-1997), EEG study of sighted and blind persons. (2001-2002), Influence of different instructions on the effects of stimulus membership in category ratings (1997-1998), Formal models for complexity effects and age differences in working memory (1996), Inducing inductive reasoning (1997-1998), Comparison of magnitude estimations and category judgments (1998-1999), EEG study on Sound-Specific Brain Activity Patterns (2009), Effects of different visual environmental conditions on long term motor memory consolidation (2010)
Traffic psychology: Driving under the influence of alcohol in Germany (1992-1994)
Educational Data: Work-related stress in teachers (1992-1993), Chance experiences and choice of college major (1992), The Muenster Epistemic Trustworthiness Inventory (METI) (2015), Predictive effects of domain-specific epistemological beliefs of preservice teachers (2012), Influence of resource and content on epistemic beliefs about general pedagogical knowledge (2015), Evaluation of a blended-learning instruction program for information literacy (2013), Development of novices’ professional knowledge networks within the contexts of classroom teaching (2013-2015)

Developmental Psychology: Scientific data of the Munich Longitudinal Study on the Genesis of Individual Competencies (LOGIC): Development of intelligence and thinking (2005), Berlin Youth Longitudinal Study (BYLS) “Youth development and substance use” (1982-1988), Cologne study on divorce (1990-1996), Adolescent victims and perpetrators (1999), Problematic life situations and symptoms of psychosocial stress in Polish and German adolescents (1989), Psychosocial stress in adolescents (1990-1991), Youth sport study (1995), High-performance sports in children and adolescents from long-term perspective (KHLS-D3 1986)

Personality Psychology: Trierer Personality Inventory (TPF 1988), Assumptions about human nature – primary data of a study with students of psychology and other sujects (2005), Freiburg Personality Inventory (FPI-R., 1982-1999), Cross-Cultural Supernatural Beliefs measured with Self- and Peer-Reports (2013)


Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID)
Center for Research Data in Psychology
University of Trier
54286 Trier, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)651 201-2877
Fax: +49 (0)651 201-2071