Social Sciences Datalab – Resources


Access to resources

All the resources are available to Nova SBE registered students, faculty, and staff.
If you are not affiliated with Nova SBE and wish to access Social Sciences DataLab resources, please fill in this form 


Microdata sets

Please read the access conditions here

Computational Resources

Located in room D138 at Nova SBE, DataLab Safe Center is a physical infrastructure that hosts unique administrative microdata providing opportunities for conducting cutting-edge research in a secure environment.

This infrastructure provides support to global researchers, students, and Faculty, by providing storage capacity and computational resources for research.

For more information on how you can benefit from DataLab’s computational infrastructure, please contact:

Quadros de Pessoal

Quadros de Pessoal (Personnel Records) – Statistics, Studies and Planning Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity (GEP-MTSS) – contains information on firms and workers in the private sector in Portugal.
Quadros de Pessoal (Personnel Records) is a compulsory survey of all firms, conducted annually, in October, for purposes of monitoring compliance with labour law provisions.
The dataset contains information on every wage earner in the Portuguese economy, except civil servants and independent workers, as well as on their employers (firm-level and establishment-level). Data cover information on each establishment and firm, such as size, location, economic activity, and employment, as well as information on each employee, such as gender, age, education, skills, occupation, tenure, monthly wages, and hours worked.

Access to this dataset is possible due to a protocol with the Statistics, Studies and Planning Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity (GEP-MTSS).

To know more about this dataset (including variables), please check this website



MISI is a very detailed administrative database, overseen by the Ministry of Education, that contains information on pre–school education, as well as basic and secondary education, in public schools.


Data and statistical information


SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
Multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of microdata on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of approximately 123,000 individuals from 20 European countries (+Israel) aged 50 or older.

The data is available to the entire research community free of charge with registration.