Welcome to the social research data archive “RUDA”!


With the understanding that social research data are valuable public resources, RUDA engages in collecting, assorting, and preserving social research data in order to make it broadly available for academic and educational use.


RUDA is managed by the Center for Statistics and Information (CSI) at Rikkyo University in Japan. An introduction of RUDA in CSI is available HERE.

Note: The majority of archived data is presented in Japanese, and RUDA does not provide English translations of Japanese questionnaires. We hope that researchers with no knowledge of Japanese use RUDA data with the assistance of someone who is fluent in Japanese.


Features of RUDA

  • RUDA is especially involved in the collection and preservation of social research data surveyed by the researcher(s) in the Social Science field.
  • RUDA maintains not only the data of national-level surveys but also that of regional-level surveys.
  • RUDA deals with a broad range of research data in the field of Social Sciences.

RUDA welcomes your data deposits. We are collecting any data in any discipline of Social Science, such as Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, Social Psychology, Political Science, Law, Education, and so on.

If you are considering depositing your data, please get in touch with RUDA.


Guideline for DATA access and deposit

If you are interested in accessing RUDA data or depositing your own data to the RUDA, please refer to the following guidelines.




For future data user (who are affiliated to research or educational institutions)

After completing your user registration, you will be able to access the data archived in RUDA for academic and educational purposes.

The procedures required to use data are not difficult. Allow RUDA to support your research or teaching.



For data holders

RUDA strongly appreciates your data deposit! Depositing your data to the RUDA may be useful for your research activities, because …

  • It enhances the academic presence of your research;
  • It ensures the trustworthiness of your research in an academic sense;
  • It provides a reference point against which to acquire research grants;
  • It provides an environment in which you can freely access data;
  • It can contribute to the academic progress and training;
  • It can mitigate any cost of samples through the reduction of an unnecessary social survey.


Please see the following for details.






  • TO都市における人々の政治と生活に関する意識調査 [Japanese only] 

    RI立教大学社会学部2019年度「社会調査演習」 (曺慶鎬, 2020-11-25)
  • KY 居住環境と親族·友人関係に関する調査 [Japanese only] 

    TO 東京都立大学都市研究所・大学院都市科学研究科 都市住民コミュニティ研究室 / 松本康 (松本康立教大学社会情報教育研究センターデータアーカイブ, 2020-10-05)
  • SA 産業・職業と地域生活に関する調査 [Japanese only] 

    NA 名古屋大学文学部社会学研究室 / 松本康 (松本康立教大学社会情報教育研究センターデータアーカイブ, 2019-09-19)
  • TO 都市生活と家族に関する意識調査 [Japanese only] 

    NI 日本女子大学人間社会学部心理学科 教授 石黒 格 (石黒格立教大学社会情報教育研究センター, 2019-07-02)
  • CO コミュニケーション構造の変化と子供の社会化調査 [Japanese only] 

    NA 奈良女子大学文学部社会学研究室「コミュニケーション」研究グループ / 新 睦人 (澤田光, 2019-04-22)

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