Condition of Use

Obligatory Rules for Data Access to Datasets of ČSDA and Information about their Use

 The Czech Social Science Data Archive (thereinafter only ČSDA) collects datasets from social surveys and makes them accessible to professional public for purposes of secondary analysis in noncommercial research and teaching. ČSDA accepts data on the basis of a contract of disposition between the depositor (a person or an organization having the right to dispose of the dataset) and the ČSDA. This contract limits the use of data provided by the ČSDA to third parties only for purposes of teaching and noncommercial research. Special conditions governing the use of a data can be arranged for every dataset.

ČSDA is not the owner of provided datasets and is not responsible in any manner for the validity and reliability of data.


ČSDA provides the users of data services with following types of data sets:

 O – datasets accessible online, via internet
 A – datasets accesible in case of compliance of standard conditions (the recipient of  the data binds himself/herself to keep standard conditions)
 B – datasets accessible in case of compliance of standard and specific conditions determined by the data depositor
 C – datasets whose provision requires a written agreement of the depositor

Special conditions and rules apply for qualitative data stored in the ČSDA.

By making a contract of providing data, the user binds himself/herself to keep the following conditions:

The user binds himself/herself to keep the following conditions:

  1. Data can be used only for purposes of noncommercial research or noncommercial teaching.
  2. Data sets do not contain identifiable personal identifications about respondents. The user is not allowed to try finding these personal identifications about respondents using the provided data.
  3. The user undertakes to comply with the legal and ethical standards for research data use.
  4. Any publication of information based on the data from the provided data set requires an exact citation of the source, which means the depositor of the data set and Czech Social Science Data Archive.
  5. The user acknowledges that CSDA is not the owner of provided data sets and is not responsible in any manner for the validity and reliability of data.
  6. The user is not allowed to further distribute the provided data nor to provide other persons with the access to them.
  7. The user is obliged to inform the Archive about all publications, which were created on the basis of provided data.

The user acknowledges that the provision of data sets in electronic form is free of charge, unless otherwise stated. All other forms of data sets distribution and other services can be charged according to the costs of the work required. An electronic register, which is accessible on the web page of the Archive, register can be temporarily disconnected by reason of maintenance.

Failure to comply with the conditions of registration is the reason for the termination of user registration by CSDA. In case of serious violation of the conditions of use, archive reserves the right to take appropriate action such as. informing the parent institution of the client referred to in the registration, in the case of violation of the applicable legal standards, CSDA will proceed according to the applicable laws.

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