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Finding data

Research Data Services

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 you can also contact us by email to make an appointment.

Workshops & courses

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

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

There is also a Libguide for Working with data.

Other Support

In addition to the regular advice on finding data the library also offers support on:

A full overview of all available support can be found on the library website.