The Regular Submission offers researchers the opportunity to collect cross-sectional and longitudinal data with up to four experimental groups and five minutes of survey time per wave. It is designed in two stages: In the first stage, your submission will be internally reviewed within four weeks to check the formal compliance of your Regular Submission with the GESIS Panel guidelines. In case of a positive vote, you will then be asked to submit the full proposal for the second stage. This will go through an external, anonymous peer review process. Data collection and use in a Regular Submission are free of charge and there are no submission deadlines.
- Fill out the Submission Form Stage 1 (491 kB).
- Fill out the Excel Sheet (11.74 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 1, you can fill out the documents for the stage 2.
- Fill out the Submission Form Stage 2 (441 kB).
- Fill out the Excel Sheet (11.74 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 (190 kB) and program your own questionnaire following our Survey Style Guide (1.63 MB). Instructions on how to use the template can be found here (131 kB).
- Send us the proposal, the excel questionnaire and the Unipark gpx-export email: info(at)gesis-panel(dot)org.
- The GESIS Panel collects survey data exclusively for non-commercial purposes.
- The GESIS Panel is equally happy to receive submissions of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.
- Only studies that refer to all respondents can be considered. Consequently, we do not accept studies that wish to use cohort or sub-sample studies (e.g. only online participants, only male respondents or only respondents from southern Germany).
We encourage researchers to take advantage of GESIS consulting services before submitting their proposals/questionnaires to the GESIS Panel. The services offered include general questionnaire consultation, pretesting service, and questionnaire translation. By using these services, the quality of the collected data can be significantly improved.
If your submission aims at developing new measurement instruments (single items, scales) or improving existing ones, we encourage you to publish your measurement instrument in ZIS cost-free and in a citable form. ZIS is an open access repository for social and behavioral science measurement instruments hosted by GESIS. ZIS includes more than 300 instruments (as of 2022), for example, items measuring political attitudes or personality. Here you can find more information about the publication of measurement instruments in ZIS.