By creating a new European infrastructure facility in the area of data archives (CESSDA-ERIC) and through the planned Austria participation, the existing forms in the field of data documentation and data archiving have to be improved so that even larger amounts of data can be integrated into the new data repository.
The social scienes in Austria have indeed produced quantitative and qualitative data in large amounts for decades, but these remain in the most cases in their primary analysis, hence, they remain unused and invisible for the further social sience community. Moreover, there is usually no way to get an overview of existing studies at the beginning of social science projects and results or put the new analysis in appropriate historical and comparative contexts.
This pilot project is about - especially on an international scale - to at least rudimentarily eliminate the large deficit in the social science infrastructure.