Welcome to the websites of the Research Data Centre of the DZA (FDZ-DZA)! Here you will find information and support to any kind of question regarding contents, access and usage of the microdata of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS), the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) and the study PREFER I (Personal resources of elderly people with multiborbidity: fortification of effective health behaviour).

About the FDZ-DZA?

The FDZ-DZA (Forschungsdatenzentrum DZA) is a facility of the German Centre of Gerontology (Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, DZA) and has received accreditation as research data center DZA by the German Data Forum (RatSWD). Its main task is to make data of the surveys of the DZA accessible to researchers by providing user-friendly Scientific Use Files (SUF), documentation of the contents and instruments as well support for scholars using the data.

Usage of the DEAS, PREFER and FWS microdata

Microdata of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS), the PREFER study and the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) is available free of charge to scientific researchers for non-profitable purposes. The FDZ-DZA provides access and support to scholars interested in using DEAS, PREFER and FWS data for their research. Data from completed waves are available for the scientific community free of charge. However, for reasons of data protection, signing a data distribution contract is required before data can be obtained.

Click here to get more information on data and documentation of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS).
Click here to get more information on data and documentation of the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS).
Click here to get more information on data and documentation of the study PREFER I.
General information on data use is available on the pages about data access.