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Procurement for Wave 8 in 21 SHARE countries has started

        on January 29th, 2018

        in Germany, Italy and France.

Tender in further countries has started in March 2018.


Selected agencies will be invited to tender. SHARE-ERIC intends to invite at least three agencies in every country to tender.
The procedure is based on Art. 13 of the SHARE-ERIC statutes and Annex 4 of the SHARE-ERIC statutes.

Description of the services

SHARE has previously collected seven waves of data, where most of the questions provided information about the circumstances of respondents' lives at the time of the interview in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015 and/or 2017. Similar to all other waves, SHARE's eighth wave collects health variables (e.g. self-reported health, physical and cognitive functioning, use of health care facilities), psychological variables (e.g. well-being, life satisfaction, control beliefs), economic variables (e.g. work activity, income, retirement behaviour, wealth and consumption), social support variables, (e.g. family and social network, family support, intergenerational transfers of money and time). As in previous waves the questionnaire includes mainly closed questions as well as physical and mental health tests. The data will be available free of charge to the scientific research community.

Procurement Policy

SHARE-ERIC treats procurement candidates and tenderers equally and in a non-discriminatory way, independent of whether or not they are based in the European Union. All procurement follows the principles of transparency, non-discrimination and competition.



Please find all clarifications for the SHARE Wave 8 tender here (PDF).