The use of the collected ZEW data is restricted to academic research projects. External researchers working at universities or publicly financed research institutions have the opportunity to receive ZEW data for their research.
The transfer to researchers is carried out following a written request briefly explaining the academic purpose of the data consultation. The application should be send by e-mail to Dr. Sandra Gottschalk. Before transferring the data, a written contract will be concluded with each data user settling the details of confidentiality and non-submittal of information.
In the ZEW-FDZ pilot phase, ZEW provides Scientific Use Files, Educational Use Files, data documentations and a computer workstation at the ZEW-FDZ free of charge. Additional ZEW services require a separate agreement. These special services comprise for example a specific, non-standardised data preparation. Special services are liable to costs.