About the EUROLAB

The Research Gateway – EUROLAB at GESIS welcomes visiting researchers and research groups who work in one of GESIS’ research fields, often in collaboration with GESIS experts. Established in 1996, EUROLAB has proven to be a successful model for the provision of substantively, methodologically, and technically assisted access to the Data Archive for the Social Sciences in Cologne. For this reason, the scope of its tasks and activities were expanded, and since October 2016, EUROLAB is part of the newly established GESIS department Knowledge Transfer (WTr).  

Apart from the programs offered and administered directly by the EUROLAB – EUROLAB Grants, GESIS Grants, as well as self-funded research stays – visiting researchers may visit GESIS through departmental invitations. EUROLAB Grants allow visiting researchers to pursue their research projects based on data stored at GESIS Data Archive. GESIS Grants support joint research or infrastructure projects between GESIS staff and visiting researchers. 

In addition to supporting visiting researchers, the EUROLAB organizes authors’ conferences and engages in capacity building and networking around the world. The aim is to reach out to target groups who may be interested in GESIS Services and competences of GESIS staff and to initiate new and deepen existing collaborations of relevance to the social sciences. 

History

The EUROLAB was founded as a research lab by Ekkehard Mochmann in 1996 to promote the integration of the European data base and to significantly improve data access for international comparative research. Emphasis was on well assisted access to the holdings of the GESIS Data Archive and its partners in the European Data Archive network (CESSDA). EUROLAB was supported by the European Commission within the 4th, 5th, and 6th Framework Programs. It is recognized as high level research infrastructure supporting international comparative research in the social sciences and was institutionalised at GESIS in 2007. 
 
For further information on the EUROLAB, please see the Annual Reports below. 

Access Days 1997 - 2019


EUROLAB Activities & Annual Reports

The reports that follow highlight the wide-ranging activities of the EUROLAB, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, during the last couple of years.

  • Report 2019 - Munir Adi, Marlene Mauk, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2018 - Heidi Schulze, Marlene Mauk, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2017 - Heidi Schulze, Roula Nezi, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2016 - Heidi Schulze, Roula Nezi, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2015 - Heidi Schulze, Roula Nezi, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2014 - Martin Fritz, Malina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2013 - Martin Fritz, Malina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 2012 - Martin Fritz and Ingvill C. Mochmann
  • Report 1997/2007 - Martin Fritz and Ingvill C. Mochmann

 


Location & Directions

The EUROLAB is located at GESIS in the center of Cologne near Cologne Cathedral at Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8, 50667 Cologne. For detailed information on how to get there, please see here.

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