Data Access via JoSuA

Remote access is an option when data are not directly available to researchers. The IDSC has developed JoSuA, an innovative job submission application, which can be implemented by data providers in order to offer secured remote access to their data.

Originally designed in order to grant international researchers access to German labor market data, JoSuA has matured into a flexible and scalable instrument of data analysis of configurable degree of automation designed to fit the data security provisions of each individual data provider.

At IZA, we offer various data collections for online data analysis that can be accessed via JoSuA. Furthermore, our network of research fellows exclusively benefits from using German data sets offered by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).

JoSuA is not only used at IZA, but also at the Research Data Center of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). Via JoSuA researchers have access to a broad variety of IAB data sets, e.g., the IAB Employment Panel.

The IDSC also runs a remote computing service on behalf of the Research Data Center of the German Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB). This collaboration allows for remote access to a variety of data sets focused on education, e.g., PISA data, etc.

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