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Every year a lot of surveys are being conducted in the Netherlands and enormous amounts of data are collected. Data collection organizations like DANS and CentERdata are involved in the dissemination of these data and metadata through freely accessible archives. These archives allow you to browse and search for data you need for your research. Most of these data archives allow you to download the data, codebooks etc. at no cost.

Our sources

LISS Panel Data Archive

The LISS panel (Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences) is the principal component of the MESS project. It consists of 5000 households, comprising 8000 individuals. A special Immigrant panel is available in addition to the LISS panel. This Immigrant panel is comprised of around 1600 households (2400 individuals) of which 1100 households (1700 individuals) are of non-Dutch origin.

IKNL Profiles

‘Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial treatment and Long term Evaluation of Survivorship (PROFILES)’ is a registry for the study of the physical and psychosocial impact of cancer and its treatment from a dynamic, growing population-based cohort of both short and long-term cancer survivors.

SCP Cultural Changes

The goal of the Cultural Changes study in the Netherlands is to monitor the opinions among the Dutch population about society and culture, and to examine how these have changed in the course of time. The research is based on survey questions from a number of studies that were held before 1975 and is repeated every two years since 1999. The sample is chosen such that the net response lies around 2000 people.

The Netherlands Mobility Panel

Changing jobs, having children or growing older, all these life changes influence the ways in which people travel. But what exactly has changed? Do people travel more or less for work or leisure activities? Do they switch to other transport modes? And how do other developments, such as Facebook and Twitter, impact car use?