SowiDataNet is a cooperative project of GESIS, DIW, WZB and ZBW funded by the Leibiz Association.

The project aims to build a network of research data for the self-contained archiving and distribution of research data in economics and the social sciences.

The core of the network will be a web-based, self-contained infrastructure which enables easy self-archiving, documentation and distribution of research data, and which is guided by the actual needs of the scientific community.

SowiDataNet integrates data pools from heterogeneous sources. The benefit lies in the application of uniform standards to the archiving and documentation of research data.

A single search interface will facilitate easy access to the data, which will in turn provide new opportunities for re-analysis of the data.