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SOEP Research Data Center website relaunched

Report of March 2, 2021

As you may already have noticed: First the DIW and now the SOEP Research Data Center website has been relaunched with a crisp, user-friendly new design. Not only is it easy to use on devices other than a typical desktop computer, it also has a number of innovative features:

  • The starting page now spotlights the research of the SOEP group at DIW Berlin, and the entire SOEP RDC website places the needs of SOEP data users front and center.
  • The documentation on our website is now based on metadata. We hope this will make it easier for users to find all of the documentation they are looking for.
  • Our publications database (SOEPlit) is now fully integrated into the SOEP Research Data Center website. This is designed to highlight the manifold potential uses of the SOEP data and to encourage wider data use.

Of course, we know that the website is not perfect. Search functions and possibly user navigation and links still need to be improved. Please let us know if anything is missing or difficult to find by contacting Uta Rahmann (

Uta Rahmann
Uta Rahmann

Member in the division Knowledge Transfer in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department