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Research Data Centers

In our Research Data Centers (RDC), we offer special service for a number of survey programs for which GESIS partially participates in data collection or permanently takes 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 in design, collection, processing, and archiving of German General Social Survey (GGSS), which is carried out by GESIS.

RDC German Microdata Lab

Here you will find comprehensive service to the microdata of official statistics.

RDC International Survey Programs

This RDC brings together our skills and offerings to selected international survey programs (Eurobarometer, ISSP, EVS, CSES, EES).


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