Data use

Terms of use

The access to microdata via the Research Data Centres is regulated by law. The use has to be requested and is subject to certain conditions. Terms of use


The Research Data Centres provide different possibilities for the access to official microdata. They differ on-site- and off-site ways of access. Access


The access to official statistics microdata has to be applied for. For this, you must use the application form provided by the RDC. The following information is necessary for the application for access: Request

User charge

The use of official German microdata is charged. The amount that is charged depends on the number of statistics used, the number of survey years, and the number of ways of data access. User charge