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Research Data Center for Business and Organizational Data (FDZ-BO)


The research data center FDZ-BO at the DIW Berlin is a central archive for quantitative and qualitative business and organisational data. It is responsible for archiving, documenting and making available datasets for secondary research use.

  • Thematic Focus: Work, Occupation & Labor Market, Economy & Finances, Other
  • Data type focus: Both Equally
  • Status: Accredited
  • External Data Ingest: Yes
  • Network affiliation: QualidataNet
  • RDM Consultation: Yes

Über das Datenzentrum

Archiving studies and datasets safeguards the data’s sustainable storage and long-term availability. In agreement with the responsible researchers, the centre enables access to select datasets in form of scientific-use-files, via remote access or as an on-site guest researcher.

The research data center FDZ-BO also provides extensive information on current research projects and publications, develops concepts for methodological support, offers advanced training and supports researchers with regard to the collection and analysis of organisational data.

Available Data (as of March 2021)

Quantitative business and organisational data:
SOEP-LEE: The Linked Employer-Employee Survey of the Socio-Economic Panel Study (2013), SFB580-B2-Betriebsdaten (Welle 1-4) (2002, 2004, 2006, 2009),  BEATA-Beschäftigten-Partnerdatensatz (2008-2009), Verknüpfte Personen-Betriebsbefragung im Anschluss an den ALLBUS 2008 (2009), The demand of personnel services between economic and legal determinants, SFB580-B5 (2006), Betriebsvereinbarungen in der Wahrnehmung von Personalverantwortlichen (2003), Innovative Behavior of Small and Medium Sized Companies (2003), Employee surveys of working and organizational climate (1994-2002)

Qualitative business and organizational data:
Small universities of applied science in structurally weak locations. Case studies in perspective of the resource dependency approach, KHSL Hochschuldaten (2011), InnoKenn-Innovation Capacity of Companies (2007-2008), SFB580-B8 Demographic Change and the Labor Market of the Public Sector (2006-2007)


Research Data Center for Business and Organizational Data at DIW Berlin
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin