GESIS Mission Statement

GESIS is an infrastructure institution for the social sciences whose purpose is to promote social science research. We stand for independence, sustainability, quality, and competence in the social sciences. We are a member of the Leibniz Association.

Our goal is to be the most important infrastructure institution for the social sciences in Germany and one of the leading infrastructure institutions for the social sciences in the world. In order to develop innovative, research-based services, we align our core competencies with thematic, methodological, and structural developments in the social sciences.