Research Data Centers

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).