German Microdata Lab

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