The Regular Submission offers researchers the possibility to collect cross-sectional and longitudinal data with up to four experimental groups and five minutes survey time per wave. In the first stage, we will review your submission internally within four weeks to check the formal fit with the GESIS Panel. Conditional upon a positive review, you will be invited to submit your full proposal in the second stage. The stage two submission will be subject to an external double-blind peer review process. Data collection and data usage within the regular proposal submission is free of charge. There are no deadlines for the regular proposal submission.
- Fill out the Submission Form Stage I (195 kB).
- Fill out the Excel Sheet (12.12 kB) with your questionnaire (The questionnaire must be in German or English).
- Send us both documents via email: info(at)gesis-panel(dot)org.
After a positive review of your submission documents from stage I, you can fill out the documents for the stage II.
- Fill out the Submission Form Stage II (175 kB).
- Fill out the Excel Sheet (12.12 kB) with your questionnaire (The questionnaire must be in German and English).
- To receive a Unipark license from us, please fill out the licence request form (125 kB).
- Download our Unipark template (73 kB) and program your own questionnaire following our Survey Style Guide (1.63 MB).
- Send us the proposal, the excel questionnaire and the Unipark gpx-export email: info(at)gesis-panel(dot)org.
- The GESIS Panel does not accept commercial projects. Moreover, as the aim of the GESIS Panel is to survey people, not to manipulate them, experiments designed to manipulate respondents are not suitable for the GESIS Panel.
- The GESIS Panel welcomes proposals for single-wave studies (i.e., cross-sectional designs) as well as multiple-wave studies (i.e., longitudinal studies including multiple cross-sectional designs and panel designs).
- Only studies that take full advantage of the entire panel can be considered; cohort or sub-sample studies are not eligible for consideration.
Researchers may wish to use the services of the GESIS Pretest Lab prior to submitting their proposals/questionnaires. The GESIS Pretest Lab supports researchers in optimizing their survey questions prior to data collection in order to ensure high quality of the collected data.
ZIS stands for the Collection of Items and Scales for the Social Sciences (German: ZIS - Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen). ZIS contains more than 250 instruments, e.g. items for measuring political attitudes or personality. Click here for more information on the documentation of existing Items and Scales for the Social Sciences.