We are delighted in your interest in the SOEP and are happy to explain the data access process at the SOEP Research Data Center (RDC SOEP).
Typs on appliying for a data distribution contract
|We always provide SOEP data as a “complete package”: all of the answers to all of the questions from ever year of the survey. Althoughwe work to make the data as user-friendly as possible, we strongly recommend that you use statistical software (SPSS, Stata, R, SAS etc.) that you are familiar with in working with the data.|
|If you are not yet sure whether the SOEP data fit your research topic, our SOEPcompanion gives information about the content and stucture of SOEP-Core. You may also find it helpful to take a look at our questionnaire or at paneldata.org.|
As soon as the contractual conditions have been fulfilled, you can order the SOEP data using our online form. We offer various data formats for use with the standard statistical software (SPSS, Stata, ASCII, etc.). If the dataset you require is not listed there, please contact our hotline.
You will receive an e-mail (from: FDZ SOEP Cryptshare <firstname.lastname@example.org>) containing a download link that will expire after the stated period of time. Using your personal password, you will be able to open the link and download the data. Instructions on downloading the data can be found below.
You will receive the passwords by text message to your cellphone.
After your order has been checked and processed, you will be able to download the data for a limited period of time.
The download link will be sent to you by e-mail and will expire after the stated period. To download the data, you will need two passwords, which will be sent by text message to your cellphone. One of these, your personal password, will allow you to download the data. The second, a wave-specific password, will allow you to open and unpack the zip file.
Please contact us immediately if you do not receive either the e-mail or the text message.
Note the expiration date on the download link: you will only be able to download the data up to that date!
Copyright: DIW Berlin
Copyright: DIW Berlin
The SOEP-Core dataset contains all federal states and a distinction between urban and rural areas.
To obtain more granular regional data, special contracts are required. To use data on municipal size classes as defined by Boustedt, for instance, and/or to use regional planning data (geocodes), a data protection concept must be submitted that is designed to fit the conditions at your research institution. This concept must be signed by the contractual partner, all data users, and the data protection officer of your institution. You are welcome to send us your draft in advance to email@example.com for review.
Detailed information can be found under Regional Data.
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