Registrable Particulars


The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is the largest institute for economic research in Germany. It is an independent institute and as such exclusively committed to non-profit purposes and is engaged in fundamental research and economic counseling. In order to fulfill these tasks, personal data are also collected or obtained from other institutes respectively and used for the following purposes:

  1. The execution of research and development projects in order to gain and evaluate scientific knowledge and experience.
  2. Building of data bases which include data concerning households and companies in order to gain new insights concerning the behavior of the economic entities on the basis of the evaluation of these data in a virtually anonymous form.
  3. The provision of the gained insights for utilization by science, the general public, politics, the public administration and companies.
  4. Promotion of education and further education, especially of the young scientists.

Group of Persons Affected

Households, companies, associations, insofar as they are necessary to fulfill the tasks mentioned in no. 5. Data of own employees and contractual partners.

Recipients of Data

Public institutions in case of the existence of priority legal provisions, external contractors according to Section 11 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as internal offices to fulfill the purposes mentioned in no. 5.

Legal Periods for Deletion of Data

Personal data are deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes mentioned in no. 5. Insofar as they have to be stored for a longer period of time due to legal provisions for the storage of data they will be deleted after expiration of these legally required periods of time.

Transfer to Third Countries

The data required to fulfill the task described in no. 5 will be submitted to the corresponding partners within the scope of international cooperation. Corresponding to the "Safe Harbour Principle", the data will be used worldwide in a virtually anonymous form.