GESIS is a well-established provider of survey-based research data for the social sciences. With respect to this expertise, GESIS was asked by the scientific communities to facilitate additional national and international data collection efforts.
Since 2017, the Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure provides a reliable and long-term perspective for funding and conducting these important social science studies. The Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure provides relevant, high-quality research data to the communities. The data collected by the studies that are part of the infrastructure enable researchers to analyze short and long-term trends and changes in attitudes, values, behaviors, and the German social structure in a comparative perspective. By that, the data allow answering pressing societal questions.
The scientific communities have the opportunity to contribute to the studies that are part of the Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure. To ensure this important exchange between the scientific communities and the studies, four Study Coordination Groups have been created (see below for more information). In addition, a Standing Committee was created (see below for more information) to support GESIS in achieving integrative goals and realizing synergies as part of the new infrastructure.
The Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure includes several studies. These studies will be further developed by realizing substantive and methodological synergies as part of the infrastructure:
In addition to these core studies, further large-scale population studies are associated with the Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure:
FReDA - Family Research and Demographic Analysis
PIAAC - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
The representation of the scientific communities, support in integrating the different studies and the collaboration with both GESIS' Advisory Boards is detailed in an Agreement of Procedures. (177 kB)
GESIS conducts the studies, which are part of the Integrated Survey and Data Infrastructure, as a service to the respective scientific communities to facilitate high-quality open-access research data. By being represented by the four Study Coordination Groups (CG) the scientific communities contribute directly to these studies. The Study Coordination Groups meet at least twice a year and give advice on methodological aspects and content.
|CG ALLBUS||CG GESIS Panel|
Prof. Dr. Bettina Westle (Speaker)
Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bühler
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar
Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rosar
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wagner
Prof. Bella Struminskaya, Ph.D. (Speaker)
Prof. Mick Couper, Ph.D.
Marcel Das, Ph.D.
Prof. Tom Emery, Ph.D.
Prof. Joe Sakshaug, Ph.D.
Prof. Vera Toepoel, Ph.D.
|CG GLES||CG International Surveys|
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher (Speaker)
Prof. Dr. Marc Debus
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen
Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D. (Speaker)
Dr. Heiko Giebler
Prof. Dr. Axel Franzen
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger
PD Dr. Daniel Seddig
Dr. Karin Schuller
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels
Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel
All members of the CGs are experts in their respective fields. Members are elected and represent their respective scientific communities. In addition, scientific communities can contribute to the development of the studies by other means (e.g. Open Calls for Questionnaire Modules).
The integration of studies is supported by the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee ensures an exchange of information between studies and consults GESIS and its advisory boards with respect to the further advancement of the studies. The speakers of the Study Coordination Groups are members of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee exchanges annually with the GESIS User Advisory Board on the development of the studies and integrational efforts. The GESIS Scientific Advisory Board may send one delegate to this meeting