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Finding data


Help Desk

The RDS help desk offers support in using online resources and finding data. These online resources include both open (free) and commercial datasets. You can reach the help desk by email and by phone: +31-20-59 85166.

We also provide the option to visit us:

  • Walk-in help desk (VU main campus building, Library, Instruction Room 1A-01L):
    • From January to February: Wednesdays 13:00 - 16:00
    • From April to June: Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 - 16:00
  • During the entire year it is also possible to make a personal appointment with us.

Workshops & courses

Research Data Services also provides training and advice on the use of data sources. We currently offer two workshops:

  • Finding Economic data
  • Combining data using Excel or Stata.

There is also a Libguide for Working with data.



If there is anything you would like to know about this LibGuide, please click: Contact