In Konstanz on September 25 th , 2019 the General Assembly of the Academy of Sociology adopted "Guidelines for Handling Research Data". The Academy takes the position that research data and the associated documentation collected in sociology should, in principle, be made available to the specialist public and scientific community for reproduction (and if possible also for secondary use and teaching). The position paper formulates guidelines for the archiving and subsequent use of social science research data. These guidelines will be incorporated into the further discussion process within the social sciences.
The first version was published in German. For a revised English version of the paper click here.