Researchers from various social science fields (e.g., sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, economists, and criminologists) at universities and non-commercial research institutes, may submit a regular proposal throughout the year.
The GESIS Panel uses a Web-based submission system for managing the submission and peer-review process. Before you submit a proposal, please note the following points:
Submit your proposal on the GESIS Panel Proposal Submission Site.
Please note, that:
Service on already existing Items and Scales (ZIS):
The fast-track procedure offers researchers an opportunity to collect last-minute data on current topics within the GESIS Panel. Eligible studies should address a current topic, such as important forthcoming events (e.g., elections), contemporary changes in society (e.g., migration), or issues of public discussion (e.g., minimum wages). Please make sure to clearly justify the urgency of your data collection. You could, for example, list current news from the media.
The submitted questionnaire may comprise (a) up to three short single-choice questions, (b) one multiple choice question with a maximum of seven items, or (c) one open-ended question. In contrast to regular proposals, this questionnaire does not have to be submitted as a Unipark questionnaire, nor does it undergo an external review process.
To submit your questions on a current topic, please fill in the Fast-Track-Submission Form (859 KB), and sign the GESIS Panel General Terms and Conditions, and send them to email@example.com. Among all eligible proposals submitted before the deadline, the GESIS Panel Team randomly selects one questionnaire for the upcoming wave.
The deadline ends usually two months before data collection starts.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the GESIS Panel is almost fully booked in 2019, we can only accept new Fast-Track submissions again in 2020.
The Open Probability-based Panel Alliance (OPPA) is a collaboration of four probability-based Internet panels: the GESIS Panel in Germany, the LISS Panel in the Netherlands, the Understanding America Study (UAS) in the USA, and the Korean Academic Multimode Open Survey (KAMOS). The Alliance facilitates cross-cultural survey research with probability-based panels across the globe, endorsing joint methodological standards to yield representative data. OPPA is driven by research demand.
Partners in OPPA offer unique possibilities for academic research. Use of their panels is not limited to researchers from the country where the infrastructure is located. Primary researchers are provided a one-stop entry point to submit proposals and then choose whether the data should be collected in all countries participating in the network, or in subsets of it.
Click here to visit the OPPA website.