IFDO, International Federation of Data Organizations for Social Science

The International Federation of Data Organizations for Social Science (IFDO) has been a member since 1975.

IFDO was established in the mid 1970s as a response to the research needs of the international social science community. The founders felt it would be advantageous to coordinate worldwide data services and thus enhance social science research. Through the foresight and planning of the late Stein Rokkan in November 1977, IFDO became a reality.