about 15 minutes for submitted studies, i.e. a maximum of five minutes per submitted study
German-speaking population aged between 18 and 70 years (at the time of recruitment) and permanently resident in Germany
2014: the GESIS Panel comprised about 4900 panelists
2016: refreshment sample was drawn from the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)
This "second" cohort in the GESIS Panel includes respondents aged 18 and older
2018: the GESIS Panel comprises about 4400 panelists in total
Data collection and data usagefor academic purposes is in most cases free of charge
Third-party funded projects are required to cover part of the incentive costs. Further information is available on request.
The GESIS Panel does not accept commercial projects. Should you have any doubts or questions as to whether your specific research project might cause conflicts between these interests, responsibilities, and regulations, please do not hesitate to contact us.
When making the final decision to accept or refuse a proposal, the GESIS Panel Team has to balance various interests, responsibilities, and regulations, namely (a) legal regulations and ethical standards; (b) GESIS' responsibility to protect the integrity of panelists; (c) GESIS' interest in maintaining an unbiased panel (e.g., by avoiding panel attrition and differential drop-out likely to be induced by certain topics and experimental procedures); (d) the interest of the primary and secondary researchers in collecting and using survey data.
After a successful internal review process, the GESIS Panel Team passes submitted studies on to an external peer review process.