Data sharing

Access to OeNB Euro Survey data

Sharing OeNB Euro Survey data for external research projects is subject to specific conditions and follows a well-established procedure.

This procedure depends on whether you are interested in OeNB Euro Survey results that have already been processed and published by the OeNB on its website (option 1) or whether you wish to use OeNB Euro Survey raw data for your own research project (option 2).

For option 1, please access selected main results of the OeNB Euro Survey by clicking here. You can download graphs and underlying data as CSV files via the context menu of the respective charts.

For option 2, please proceed as follows:

Formal requirement: signing the terms of use

Sharing OeNB Euro Survey data for external research projects is subject to specific conditions and follows a well-established procedure.

  • First, you must sign a confidentiality agreement (terms of use). These terms of use list the specific conditions and restrictions under which the OeNB grants access to OeNB Euro Survey data.
  • To obtain the terms of use, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page and briefly explain why you are interested in obtaining access to OeNB Euro Survey data. You will then receive an e-mail with the terms of use attached, to be signed and returned to the OeNB.
  • To gain a better overview of the available OeNB Euro Survey data, you can download: (1) a PDF list of all questions included in the OeNB Euro Survey questionnaire since 2007 and (2) an Excel table linking the individual questions to the relevant survey periods below. This should make it easier for you to select a set of variables.

Please note that the OeNB Euro Survey questionnaire (PDF) and the corresponding list in table format (Excel) are protected by copyright and that the OeNB reserves all rights in this context.

OeNB EURO Survey: All questions 2007–2020 (PDF, 0.8 MB)

OeNB Euro Survey GRID: Questions (variables/items) by survey wave (XLS, 1.2 MB)


Selection process following submission of signed terms of use

  • The OeNB will send you a form that we need you to complete and return to us. In this form, you need to provide the following information:
    • an outline describing the main research questions and motivation behind the planned research project for which you would like to use the requested OeNB Euro Survey data
    • a tentative time schedule for the research project and
    • a complete list of the required variables
  • The OeNB will evaluate the research project proposal and the list of variables submitted.
  • If the OeNB approves the research project and the list of variables, it will provide a customized dataset in STATA format.

Further information

Most OeNB Euro Survey data may be shared for external research projects, and data from all survey waves except the most recent wave can be made available. Data from the penultimate wave are made available upon request once the data quality check of the most recent wave is finalized (usually from May onward, i.e. wave 2020 is available from May 2022 onward). A few data series are available only after three years because of ongoing in-house research projects (with a phase-in until April 2022), while a few data series are not available for reasons of confidentiality.

Research cooperation

In addition to providing data for external research projects, the OeNB is also open to research cooperation between in-house economists and external researchers in research projects of mutual interest, provided that the OeNB has sufficient in-house capacities to join such common research efforts.