About GML

As a service institution for social research, the German Microdata Lab represents their interests vis-à-vis official statistics. As the research data centre of the Council for Social and Economic Data, its tasks are to provide a service and research infrastructure as well as to improve access to official microdata.


Since 1987, GESIS has been conducting research on official microdata. The research objects can be roughly divided into the processing of content-related and methodological questions.

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Our publications on official microdata show you the variety of research topics and assistance in dealing with the data.

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Exchange and knowledge transfer

We pass on our knowledge and connect researchers through mailing lists, user conferences and training material and our service for visiting scientists.

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The microdata information system MISSY provides user-friendly and quickly accessible documentation on the microdata of German and European statistics.

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The GML Team

The employees pool various methodological and content-related expertise.

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Nützliche Links

Wir haben für Sie eine Liste der wichtigsten nationale und internationalen Institutionen zusammengestellt.

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