Objectives and assumptions of PADS

Social Data archive has been operating on the basis of an agreement of a joint research program within the archiving of social data, signed between University of Warsaw and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Polish Academy of Sciences, on December 8th, 2003.

The main objectives of the research program are:

  1. co-operation at formulating the strategy for “archiving of social data” program
  2. purchasing, developing, registering and passing the access to the data and documentation serving the education and the social research
  3. preparing educational programs in this field
  4. co-operation aimed at collecting the means to execute the objectives mentioned above

The research program is conducted within the activities of Center for Sociological Research of ISS UW. Within the program, Center for Sociological Research described standards of preparing the data sets and documentation as well as in co-operation with IFIS PAN, they prepared regulations regarding data deposit and operating of the Archive.

PADS encourages to learn and implement the standards prepared for the Archive needs and accessible to all the interested for free, via PADS website. These standards respond to the convention of data preparation in all best social data registration centers all over the world and they are the result of the research for the optimal solutions for preparation and rendering the access to the data.