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Members have direct access to all of KOSSDA's data holdings and various user support. In order to become a member, registration is required.
Types of membership
There are two types of membership :
Individual membership : membership for the researchers, students, scholars, government officials, and
other individuals.

Institutional membership : membership for the universities/colleges, research institutes, government
organizations, private corporations, and other institutions.
Annual Membership Fees
Types of Membership Fees Notes
Individual Membership Researchers, scholars, staffs, etc. $100 Student fee is available only when the applicants submit documentary evidence showing their student status.
Students $50
Institutional Membership FTE     ~ 49 $300 Institutional membership fees vary according to the size of the institution, which is determined by the number of FTE(full time employees)
FTE 50 ~ 99 $500
FTE 100 ~    $1,000
Benefits of membership
Integrated search of data and literature
Search by subject
Survey data variables search
Online data download
Online analysis of quantitative data
Document Delivery Service (service charge applied)
Various personalized online services, including Online Reference and Customized Information Service
Application Procedures for membership

Membership application is a simple online process. The applicants who have accepted the User Agreement can submit the KOSSDA Membership Application Form. KOSSDA reviews the submitted application and offers appropriate annual membership fee. Upon receiving the payment, membership confirmation is sent via electronic mail. Potential users at a member institution have to register online as an individual member providing a proof of institutional affiliation.

Go to the registration or the new users link on KOSSDA website
Accept the
Submit the Membership Application
※ Currently, English website is under construction. KOSSDA user guides and the User Agreement in English
    will be available soon on KOSSDA website.
Method of Payment
Send membership fee via T/T(Telegraphic Transfer) to the following beneficiary :
Name : Esquire Foundation
Address : Korea Social Science Data Archive 304-28 Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
              (Zip code:110-054) Tel. +82-2-767-9500 Fax. +82-2-767-9595
Bank Account
Address : 33-2 Myeong-dong 2 ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Zip code:100-022)
Account No : 111-04-119450
Inquiries about Membership
All inquiries concerning membership may be directed to:
User support
Korea Social Science Data Archive
Tel. +82-2-767-9500 Fax. +82-2-767-9595
E-mail. support@kossda.or.kr
  KOSSDA Institutional Membership Application Form   KOSSDA Data Request Form