about people and society

Centerdata is an independent non-profit research institute, located on the campus of Tilburg University (TiU). Answering research questions in the area of people and society has been our mission since 1997.

In which field can we contribute?

We collect, analyze and disseminate reliable data for the academic community, government and private sector to support and contribute to scientific, social and policy-relevant research. We will be happy to advise you.

This is what we do in data science

An interesting research on the corona virus: we have developed an instrument that makes skills based matching for professions possible. That gives the opportunity for people in shrinking positions where they can now make the switch.

Our values


Share knowledge

Centerdata is an inspiring, flexible and service-oriented organization that works transparently, shares knowledge, and seeks to collaborate with other third parties.


Your partner of choice

We aim to be your partner of choice in the national and international field of science and government for innovative data collection, information systems for research data and applied socio-economic policy research.


Satisfy our clients’ needs

Our goal is to provide high quality, practical solutions and to satisfy our clients’ needs.

Did you know that...

We will celebrate our 25 year anniversary on 20 December this year and are planning to mark this special occasion?

We have contributed to the European SHARE project for almost 20 years?

A third of our staff has a PhD?

At the start of 2021, our LISS Data Archive has more than 5000 registered users?