DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) will be registered for all Scientific Use Files as well as for documentation objects of the German Survey on Volunteering. These are permanent and distinctive identifiers used for citation and linking of electronic resources (e. g. texts, research data or other contents). Each DOI directly leads to up-to-date, structural meta-data on the registered document.

If you use FWS data or documentation for your publications, please cite the appropriate DOI and thus refer unambiguously to the dataset or documentation in the specific version you have used for your analyses. This enables your readers to receive a quick and precise overview of your data source.

Overview: FWS data sets und documentation material with DOI-registration

Object nameDOINote
Scientific Use Files
Scientific Use File (SUF) FWS 2014, Version 1.210.5156/FWS.2014.M.003Version 1.2 of SUF FWS 2014, published on 12/09/2017
Scientific Use File (SUF) FWS 2009, Version 3.110.5156/FWS.2009.M.002Version 3.1 of SUF FWS 2009, published on 19/11/2014
Scientific Use File (SUF) FWS 2004, Version 3.110.5156/FWS.2004.M.002 Version 3.1 of SUF FWS 2004, published on 19/11/2014  
Scientific Use File (SUF) FWS 1999, Version 3.110.5156/FWS.1999.M.002Version 3.1 of SUF FWS 1999, published on 19/11/2014
User Manuals
User Manual of SUF FWS 2014  (German)10.5156/FWS.2014.D.004User Manual of sample, data edition and variables in the data set SUF FWS 2014, version 1.1
User Manual of SUF FWS 2014  (English)10.5156/FWS.2014.D.005User Manual (English): Sample, data edition and variables in the data set SUF FWS 2014, version 1.2
User Manual of SUF FWS 2009/2004/1999 (German)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.007User Manual of the sample and the variables in the data set SUF FWS 2009, SUF FWS 2004 and SUF FWS 1999, version 3.1 respectively 
English User Manual of SUF FWS 2009, FWS 2004 and FWS 199910.5156/FWS.2009.D.009English version of the User Manual: Sample, data edition and variables in the data set in the data set SUF FWS 2009, SUF FWS 2009 and SUF FWS 2004, version 3.1 respectively
Instruments
FWS 2014, instrument (German)10.5156/FWS.2014.D.001Survey instrument 2014
FWS 2014, instrument (English)10.5156/FWS.2014.D.003English Survey Instrument FWS 2014
FWS 2009, instrument (German)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.001Edited and expanded version of survey instrument 2009
FWS 2009, instrument (English)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.003English version of the edited and expanded version of survey instrument 2009
FWS 2004, instrument (German)10.5156/FWS.2004.D.001Edited and expanded version of survey instrument 2004
FWS 2004, instrument (English)10.5156/FWS.2004.D.002English version of the edited and expanded version of survey instrument 2004
FWS 1999, instrument (German)10.5156/FWS.1999.D.001Edited and expanded version of survey instrument 1999
FWS 1999, instrument (English)10.5156/FWS.1999.D.002English version of the edited and expanded version of survey instrument 1999
Inactive DOI
Scientific Use File FWS 2014, Version 1.110.5156/FWS.2014.M.002Version 1.1 of SUF FWS 2014. Not available anymore, as an updated version is provided.
Scientific Use File FWS 2014, Version 1.010.5156/FWS.2014.M.001Version 1.0 of SUF FWS 2014. Not available anymore, as an updated version is provided.
Scientific Use File FWS 2009, Version 3.010.5156/FWS.2009.M.001Version 3.0 of SUF FWS 2009. Not available anymore, as an updated version is provided.
Scientific Use File FWS 2004, Version 3.010.5156/FWS.2004.M.001Version 3.0 of SUF FWS 2004. Not available anymore, as an updated version is provided.
Scientific Use File FWS 1999, Version 3.010.5156/FWS.1999.M.001Version 3.0 of SUF FWS 1999. Not available anymore, as an updated version is provided.
User Manual FWS 2014, Version 1.0 and 1.1 (German)10.5156/FWS.2014.D.002User Manual of the sample and the variables of the datasets SUF FWS 2014, versions 1.0 and 1.1. This version is not available any more, as an updated version of the SUF 2014 and its documentation is available (see User Manual for FWS 2014, version 1.2).
User Manual of SUFs 2009/2004/1999, version 3.0 (German)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.006User Manual (German) of the sample and the variables of the datasets SUF FWS 2009/2004/1999, version 3.0 respectively. This version is not available any more, as an updated version of the SUFs and their documentation is available (see Short Description for FWs 2009/2004/1999, version 3.1).
User Manual of SUFs 2009/2004/1999, version 3.0 (English)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.008User Manual (English) of the sample and the variables of the datasets SUF FWS 2009/2004/1999, version 3.0 respectively. This version is not available any more, as an updated version of the SUFs and their documentation is available (see Short Description for FWs 2009/2004/1999, version 3.1).
User Manual for the FWS 200910.5156/FWS.2009.D.004 User Manual of the sample and the variables of the datasets SUF FWS 2009
User Manual for the FWS 2009/2004 (German)10.5156/FWS.2009.D.002User Manual of the sample and the variables in the data set SUF FWS 2009 and SUF FWS 2004. This document will not be edited anymore because a current version is available (see Short Description of the FWS 2009/2004/1999


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