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TÁRKI RT, Social Research Institute, Budapest

The Social Research Informatics Center (TÁRKI RT) is an independent institute founded in 1985 by the major social science research units in Hungary - sociology departments in universities, academic institutions and the Central Statistical Office. TÁRKI RT's main responsibility is to provide and co-ordinate an Hungarian social research information network. TÁRKI RTlaunched the Hungarian Household Panel Survey in 1992 and conducts surveys for various academic bodies and government agencies

TÁRKI is a small institute with about 25 full-time employees, but it regularly draws on support from a large group of experts. Its annual funding is provided in part by the Hungarian National Research Council (OTKA) and in part through contract work. TÁRKI offers professional services in the areas of field-work and market analysis, sociological research, social science data archive supplies and statistical analysis.

TÁRKI RT participates in several international research programmes, is a member of the International Federation of Data Organisations (IFDO), the Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA), and the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Contact persons:

TÁRKI RT Social Research Institute
Budaorsi ut 45
H-1112 Budapest
Tel: +36 1 309 7676 - Fax: +36 1 309 7666