Data Search SupportData search support for Maastricht University students and staff members
Governments, NGOs, academic institutions and private companies all collect data. Many datasets are available for re-use in your research. However, it is not always straightforward to find these datasets.
The data search module provides general information on how and where to search for datasets. Should your data search question not be solved by the module or the FAQ, please contact the library via Ask-Your-Librarian. We can assist you in optimising your data search strategy and/or contact a data supplier on your behalf.
Note that when re-using research data, you must comply with the rules and regulations governing data copyright, intellectual property rights, and laws governing sensitive or personal information. SURF has compiled a report on the legal status of raw data, including information on the types of consent required for the re-use of data.
2.Data sources per discipline
Overview of databases and repositories related to your need for data. Select a database and find the manuals, when available, under the tab Guides.
Follow this link for more detailed information about the contents of the financial and economic databases.
Note: database subscriptions are annually subject to review, this sheet may be outdated after one year.
3. FAQs – Check before you contact the support team
Contact & Support
For questions or more information, open the web form to contact a subject specialist.
Contact a Data Search Support specialist via Ask Your Librarian