The Slovak Archive of Social Data (SASD) arose in 2004 with the aim of making
the documentation, data and information about the results of sociological
research accessible for the needs of research and non-commercial use, and
to store them in electronic and printed form.
The basis of the data archive is primarily formed by the documentation and
the data from international research programmes such as the International
Social Survey Programme (ISSP) and information about research were realized
in the framework of European
Social Survey (ESS), and the European
Values Study (EVS), in which Slovakia participated through funding from
the state budget or external grants.
SASD also preserves and makes those results of sociological research accessible
that were financed by private means or arose out of commercial purposes,
but only if the data rights owner decides to open these to the public and
the research fulfils the usual professional requirements.
Apart from data, SASD consists of lists of other social data archives worldwide,
links to important social data sources and a list of publications, authors
of which used data available in the data archive.