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The German Data Forum (RatSWD)

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

At a glance

The German Data Forum (RatSWD) in a nutshell

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All members of the RatSWD from science and data production of the current appointment period.

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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) advises the federal government and the state governments on expanding and improving the research data infrastructure for the empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences since 2004.

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RatSWD Office

The Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) is responsible for managing the business operations 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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RatSWD Election

Election for the 8th Appointment Period of the RatSWD (2023–2026)

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