Data access

Access to GGP data

Data from the Generations and Gender Programme is available freely for non-commercial purposes. To gain access to the micro data, please register in the GGP User Space and sign the respective data agreement. 

Data is available upon signing the “Statement of Affiliation, Confidentiality, and Terms of Acceptable Usage for GGS Data Sets” and providing the necessary personal information. You can request access to the data online in the GGP data portal. Once your request is submitted, we will review it promptly. For most datasets, access is typically granted within 1-2 working days. However, if your request comes from an institution where no one has previously requested access, or if you’re requesting data from the FFS, GGS-I Norway, or GGS-I Australia datasets, the process may take longer. To expedite your request, we recommend registering with your institutional email address.

Note: This access procedure applies to all datasets except for data from GGS-I Norway, GGS-I Australia, and FFS, which requires a different application process. 

Access to data from the Family and Fertility Survey

FFS data is available for upon completion of the “Family and Fertility Survey – Application for Micro Data User” form, along with a research abstract explaining why you need the data for your research, and providing the necessary personal information. You can complete and submit this application online. Access to FFS data may take longer than for other datasets due to the review process.

Access to data from GGS-I Norway and GGS-I Australia

Data from GGS-I Norway and GGS-I Australia is available after providing an abstract of the research plans and providing the necessary personal information, and sending by email the signed documents to The documents are available upon requesting access to the data in the GGP Data Portal.

    • the Cooperation Agreement has to be signed once by the head of department or institution (as mentioned under Representative in the application). 
    • the Pledge of Confidentiality has to be signed by the main applicant and supervisor (for students) 
    • the Statement of Affiliation has to be signed by an authorized person (representative) at the institution on behalf of the applicants and supervisor (for students)

Access procedure for students

According to the data access protocol, students are required to obtain a co-signature from their academic supervisor on the Statement of affiliation, confidentiality and terms of acceptable usage. This policy is in place to ensure the integrity and accountability of the research process, as well as to provide an additional layer of oversight and guidance. To do so, the student can download the statement as a pdf to get the signature of their supervisor and send it then by email to 

Using GGP data for teaching 

If you would like to use GGP data for teaching purposes, please get in touch with us for more information. 


Terms of acceptable usage

Users of the data have to accept the following terms:

…to undertake to maintain the confidentiality of the respondents in the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) data sets; to not make any effort to identify individual survey respondents or other household members; if they inadvertently identify such individuals or discover a means of doing so, to notify the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) immediately;

…to only  use  the  data  for  genuine  non-­‐commercial,  non-­‐proprietary  scientific  and  policy  research purposes; to not attempt to make any financial gain from the data or from their research based on the data;

…to not  give  access  to  the  micro-­‐data  to  any  person  who  has  not  registered  their  details  at http://www.ggp-­‐org/data/data-­‐access.html   and   completed   and   returned   this   pledge;   if they are working with collaborators, all of them must return this pledge; if they are a current student, they will provide details of their supervisor above; if they are a teacher, they will not share the data with students who have not signed the pledge [those wishing to use GGP data for teaching purposes should refer to the link above for a specific application procedure and data set]

…to understand that attempts to disseminate unauthorized copies of the data, in whole or in part, or to identify individual respondents may be subject to prosecution under the applicable laws;

…to send details of any research papers, dissertations or conference presentations based on the Generations and  Gender  Survey  micro-­‐data  or  aggregate  tabulations  to  the GGP Central Coordination Team, for inclusion in the Generations and Gender Programme publications archive;

…In any work emanating from this research, to acknowledge that these data were obtained from the Generations and Gender Programme Data Archive and were created by the organizations and individuals listed   under   each   respective   country   name   at and will refer to the publication that contains the model survey instruments: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (2005) Generations & Gender Programme: Survey Instruments. New York and Geneva: United Nations;

…to agree to receive notifications of new data releases, amendments etc. by email;

…to inform UNECE of any changes to the details given in my application, including institutional affiliation.

Citing the Data

Please include the following acknowledgement in any work emanating from this research: “This paper uses data from the Generations and Gender Programme ( The Generations and Gender Programme has received funding from the European Commission, its Consortium Board Members and National Funding Bodies which are gratefully acknowledged.”

Please also cite every dataset you use.

Note: You can find the citation guidelines on the respective country page in the GGP Colectica portal at the bottom.


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