Our Research Data Centers at GESIS

In our Research Data Center (RDC), we offer a special service for a number of survey programs for which GESIS partially participate in the data collection or permanently take over the tasks of data processing, archiving and delivery. We are guided by the criteria of the German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).


In the RDC ALLBUS you will find our expertise to design, collection, processing and archiving of the "German General Social Survey (GGSS), which is carried out by GESIS.


The RDC PIAAC offers information and advice concerning the data structure, study design and analysis possibilities of the Programme for the Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

RDC Elections

The RDC Elections pools all our expertise on survey data about state and federal level elections in Germany. We offer you data on consecutive surveys such as the Politbarometer and the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES).

Our Competence Centers at GESIS

A special service is also offered in our Competence Centers. They provide data, indicators and detailed information on equal gender opportunities and social change or offer an individualized local data and research service.


Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) is the national hub for realization of equal opportunities for both women and men in science and research in Germany.


EUROLAB is the gateway to research stays at GESIS. The EUROLAB welcomes both international and national visiting researchers and research groups who want to work in one of the GESIS research fields and/or collaborate with GESIS experts.


The Social Indicators Research Centre (ZSi) offers you GESIS- knowhow in the areas of Social Indicators Research and Social Reporting, Research on Well-Being and Quality of Life Measurement, Social Inequality and Comparative Cross-National Studies on Well-Being and Trends of Social Change.