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Introduction to Statistical Data


Library Research Data Guide, 2023

The 11th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published in April 2023. There are ten sections:

Cover_Data_Guide_2023_Small1.   Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
2.   Data generation, data protection, data processing and ethical use
3.   Data management plans
4.   Research data management in Horizon Europe, ERC and other EU programmes
5.   Managing data during the research project cycle
6.   Repositing and preserving data in the EUI research repository Cadmus
7.   Open Data, FAIR Principles and Open Science
8.   Qualitative and unstructured data in the humanities and social sciences
9.   EUI infrastructure, software, protocols and support
10. International research data guidelines.

Download the PDF. The hyperlinked text is on the Research Data Services homepage.


Macroeconomic data

Macroeconomic databases provide statistics on global, regional and national economic and political-economic developments, provided by international organisations and major data publishers including: Databanks, ECB, Eurostat, Global Financial Data, IMF, OECD, Refinitiv-LSEG, Standard & Poor’s, Statista GmbH, World Bank, UN and WIIW. Macroeconomic data resources are described on this Library page.


Microeconomic and socioeconomic data

Micro-socioeconomic Databases provide individual, family, household and company observations. Major providers include: DIW, Eurostat, GESIS, ICPSR, Moody’s Analytics-BvD and UKDS. Access to micro data on the EUI Library restricted data server requires registration. Current EUI members can register for access by completing the micro data registration form (selecting the required dataset from the drop-down menu). Separate registration is required for each micro dataset. Registered EUI users are given access to the Library's restricted data server. Applicants may also be required to complete parallel registration with data issuers. Specific instructions are provided on each micro data description page at 'How to access.' Short-term EUI visitors do not have access to EUI-hosted micro data. Microeconomic data resources are described on this Library page


European, EU and Euro area data resources


EUI Research Data in the Cadmus Repository

Cadmus_ResData_squareEUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the EUI Research Data Collection. To submit a dataset for inclusion, please complete the Library's online form. The Library will then make an appointment for data transfer. By submitting the form, EUI members certify that the dataset for reposit is the result of original data generation, or is the output of significant, value-added, elaboration of pre-existing sources.


Data software

  • An overview of EUI research software is on this ICT page
  • Software manuals are indexed in the Library catalogue
  • The EUI ICT Guide to the High Performance Cluster (PDF) is available from [email protected] (EUI members only).


Data manuals and books on statistical science

Software manuals are available at the Badia Library and the Economics Departmental Library (001-005 shelfmark range). Books on statistical theory are located in the 500 range at both locations. To suggest new data manuals for acquisition, write to [email protected]  Manuals may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department by following the instructions on this Library page.


Weekly eBulletin: data updates

Every Friday during term, the EUI Library issues the Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data. The weekly Bulletin provides news about statistical data, journals, books and ebooks - and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic, socio-economic and economic-historical research. The eBulletin can only be distributed to EUI mail accounts. Sign up by sending a message with 'subscribe' in the title, to [email protected]


Classification of the EUI Statistical Data Collection

  • Statistical data are classified by (i) international organisation (ii) country, where applicable, and (iii) subject grouping
  • The classification combines the Statistics Europe framework (6th ed, LIB 016.314) and the Eurostat theme listing
  • This system is also used for the archived paper statistics collection
  • Access online statistical databases via the EUI Library Data Portal.


Statistics on microform and paper

The Microform Collection on the ground (garden) floor of the Badia Library includes historical statistical components of general series; international census publications; annual reports of central banks; publications from the League of Nations, and early IMF, OECD and OEEC series. Selected volumes of historical statistics are located in the monographs collection on the lower garden floor of the Badia Library.


Statistics reference works

The full list of reference works for statistical and economic research is on this Library page. These major international statistical reference works are available at the EUI Library:


Terms and conditions of use

Access to data provided under license by the EUI Library is restricted to current EUI members. Under license agreements for data resources:

  • Users may not distribute or allow any other party to have access to data which is provided under license
  • Users may not modify or create a derivative work of the licensed materials without the permission of the licensor
  • Users may not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other proprietary notices included in licensed materials
  • Users may not use licensed materials for commercial purposes
  • Users may not retain or distribute substantial portions of a database, and must comply with any post-project data destruction undertakings in the license.

Full details are on this Library page and in the Library Catalogue under 'Terms of Use.'  The web sites of data providers also give database-specific terms and conditions of use.


Data support

  • For research data support write to [email protected] or visit one of the information desks:
  • Badia Library office, right side of entry-level floor: weekday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (tel. 2346)
  • Economics Department information desk: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:30 to 18:30 (tel. 2346).



Page last updated on 07 July 2023

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