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Application Process

Application Process

Application for and Use of Campus Use Files (CUF)

Requirements: CUF are provided for teaching staff of research institutions (for teaching purposes) and for students (for learning purposes, e.g. term papers or research projects).

Application: CUF can be requested via email. Please send the necessary information to: .

  • Name of the institution
  • Name of the lecturer
  • Course of study
  • Title of the lecture/seminar
  • Lectures: Number of students
  • Term papers/Research projects: Topic/Title of the paper/project

Application review: After receiving the registration information, the RDC checks for compliance with the formal criteria and the requirements (teaching/learning purpose).

Data provision: After successful review the data are provided by the RDC-DZHW.

Application for and Use of Scientific Use Files (SUF)

Requirements: For SUF use, a research purpose as well as the employment of the data user at a research institution are required. Students or PhD students without such employment need to apply for SUF in cooperation with a supervisor employed at a research institution. The mandatory connection to a research institution will likely be revoked in the near future.

Application: To apply for SUF data use, please use the following form:Application for Data Use. The Application for use of data has to be sent by e-mail to .

Application review: After receiving the registration information, the RDC checks for compliance with the formal criteria and the requirements (research purpose). The data will not be made available for commercial use (e.g. market research).

Data use agreement: If everything is in order, we will issue a data use agreement which will be sent to you by mail. The data use agreement has to be signed and returned to the DZHW by mail.

Data provision: As soon as the data use agreement has been received, the data are made available via your requested mode of data access.

From the reception of the application to data provision, the processing of an application for data use takes approximately two weeks.

Use of individually processed data

If you are not able to use an available SUF for your research purpose and want to request the processing of additional DZHW data, please contact for coordinating your request.

Since we need to create an individual anonymisation concept for your requested data – after prior consultation with you – and the data has to be processed accordingly, the processing of individually prepared data may take several weeks or even months, depending to the complexity of your request. Additionally, we charge a fee oriented at the required effort for preparing the data (see our fees regulation). The fee is recorded in the data use agreement.

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