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The Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov - ADP) were established in 1997 as an organizational unit within the Institute of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

Its tasks are to acquire significant data sources within a wide range of social science disciplines of interest to Slovenian social scientists, review and prepare them for digital preservation, and to disseminate them for further scientific, educational and other purposes.

From 1997 to 2003 its operations were funded by MZT (Ministry of Science and Technology) as a specialised information centre for social science. Since 2004, the funding of operations has been provided by MVZT (Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology) within the infrastructure programme "Network of research infrastructure centres at the University of Ljubljana". The Social Science Data Archive reports about its work to the Council of ADP (which consists of eminent social scientists), and ARRS (Slovenian Research Agency).

ADP has been a member of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives – CESSDA since 1998.


Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) is a national research infrastructure for social sciences. Within its mission, the ADP collects and preserves important data sources from a wide range of social science disciplines, interesting for analyzing the Slovenian society. As a part of an ADP’s data catalogue data sets are available for further use in scientific, educational and other purposes. ADP’s training activities cover research data management and data discovery for students, researchers, librarians, teachers. ADP is also involved in training activities for future data archivists and trainers.

Find out more about training on our local website.


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