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German Data Forum (RatSWD)

... offers science and data production an exchange forum to improve access to high-quality, scientifically interesting data.

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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) short and simple.

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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) was established by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in accordance with all federal government departments in 2004. It superseded the founding committee of the German Data Forum and continued its activities.

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The German Data Forum advises the federal government and the governments in the federal states on expanding and improving the research data infrastructure for the empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences. It was founded in 2004.

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RatSWD Office

The Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) is responsible for managing the business of the German Data Forum (RatSWD).

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The beginnings of the RatSWD go back to the year 1998.

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