The ZBW is a competent partner for research data in economics and decisively involved in various services for economic researchers and editors of economics journals.


Research data are registered with a unique identification number, a so-called Persistent Identifier such as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), to make them permanently identifiable and citable. This is the prerequisite for rewarding researchers for their efforts in data processing with a citation of the dataset, as it is currently done with citing publications.

In Germany, the registration agency da|ra organises the assignation of DOI names for datasets from economics and the social sciences. The agency is operated by the ZBW jointly with GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Science.

Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE)

Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics (JCRE) is a journal for replication studies in emprical economics.

ZBW Journal Data Archive

The ZBW Journal Data Archive is a service for editors of scholarly journals in economics. They can deposit datasets and other materials of empirical articles and make them available to support the traceability and reproducibility of published research findings.