A Probability-Based Mixed-Mode Access Panel
for the Social Sciences

Fast-Track Submission on Current Topics

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 (337 kB), and sign the GESIS Panel General Terms and Conditions, and send them to current-topic@gesis-panel.org. Among all eligible proposals submitted before the deadline, the GESIS Panel Team randomly selects one questionnaire for the upcoming wave. Please note that we do not offer a fast-track procedure for the waves ha, hb and hc.

Deadlines for fast-track submissions:

Wave hc (June 2020)April 13, 2020
Wave hd (August 2020)June 15, 2020
Wave he (October 2020)August 17, 2020
Wave hf (December 2020)October 12, 2020