GESIS is a research-based infrastructure institution for the social sciences and conducts its own continuous and interdisciplinary research in four major research areas. The results of our research serve both to gain scientific knowledge and to sustainably improve our offerings for the social sciences .
We carry out both basic and application-oriented research. Our four main research areas address the various aspects of social science survey research, investigate and develop methods for the use of digital behavioral data, work on the optimization of long-term archiving and usability of social science data, and last but not least, we are driven by current societal questions to which we seek answers with our research. In our third-party funding overview we present our current, but also completed research projects.
On the following pages you can learn more about our individual research areas: