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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.

  • Thematic Focus: Work, Occupation & Labor Market, Health
  • Data type focus: Quantitative
  • Status: Accredited
  • External Data Ingest: Restricted
  • RDM Consultation: No

Data Offer

  • BAuA-Working Time Survey (WTS) (ongoing): Panel survey since 2015; targets are employed persons in Germany working at least 10 hours a week; focus on relationships between working-time arrangements, other working conditions, health, well-being and satisfaction of persons in employment
  • Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA) (ongoing): Panel survey since 2011/2012; targets are employed persons in Germany who are subject to social insurance contributions; focus on relationships between working conditions, mental health and functioning of persons in employment
  • Study “Healthy digital work”: Cross-sectional survey 2018/2019; targets are employed persons in Germany who regularly use digital technologies in their work; focus on the use of digital technologies and associated strains
  • Job-Exposure Matrix based on the BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2018: Data set at the occupational level; aggregated indices for different job demands (physical and environmental demands, work intensity, autonomy, working time location)


The FDZ-BAuA provides German- and English-language documentation materials and working aides and advises interested researchers on the data sets on offer. The FDZ-BAuA newsletter informs about new data releases.

Data Access Mode

Most of the data sets offered are available as scientific use files for off-site use. The scientific use files can be obtained for scientific research projects after signing a data use contract.

In addition, a first public use file is offered, which is also accessible to the interested public and available for free download.

The data sets offered by the FDZ-BAuA are available free of charge.


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

E-Mail: forschungsdaten@baua.bund.de