GESIS Departments

Computational Social Science (CSS)

The departement develops algorithms and novel, non-obtrusive methods for the social sciences based on state-of-the-art approaches from the domains of machine learning, data mining and network analysis.

Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS)

The focus of the department is providing excellent data service for national and international comparative surveys from the fields of social and political science Research.

Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences

The departement WTS focuses on advancing and improving digital services for the Social Sciences on the basis of novel knowledge technologies to ensure a high quality of GESIS Services.


Infrastructure and support in in all legal, financial, business and personnel aspects.

Knowledge Transfer

It is the objective of the departement Knowledge Transfer to transmit scientific knowledge and methods to the scientific community and practice as well as to bundle, optimize, and maintain the different transfer channels.