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Guest Researchers

The GML offers researchers the opportunity, to visit GESIS in Mannheim to analyse selected data of official statistics.


The service mainly addresses researchers within Germany and abroad who are interested in "GML"-datafiles which are not available as Scientific Use Files.


Preconditions to visit GESIS-Mannheim as a guest researcher:

  • exercising scientific work at an independent research institute
  • every guest researcher is sworn to secrecy by GESIS-Mannheim
  • if necessary, signing a "Special Obligation" for data protection according to §16(7) BStatG

Form of registration

If you have any questions about the feasibility of your project with our data offering, please contact the specific contact person:

For Microdata:                Tobias.Roth(at)gesis(dot)org

For EU-Data:                    Heike.Wirth(at)gesis(dot)org

If you would like to research with our data offer, please fill out the following form completely and submit it to:


Download: Form of registration