Consulting

We offer advice and support in all phases of the research data cycle. These range from particularly intensive project consulting for the planning and implementation of a survey project to support in research and selection of suitable data.  We provide consulting services in all phases of the research data cycle and on the following topics:

We consult individually in the following areas: Contact
Project design creation Project consulting hotline
Survey instruments evaluation / questionnaire design evaluation Dr. Timo Lenzner
Intercultural studies planning and conduction PD Dr. Michael Braun
Questionnaires translation Dr. Dorothée Behr
Sample design Dr. Matthias Sand
Weighting Dr. Matthias Sand
Non-probability samples Dr. Matthias Sand
Research data management Jonas Recker
Interviewer training Dr. Henning Silber
Survey quality assurance (field control, etc.) Dr. Henning Silber
Studies planning with trace data from social media Dr. Katrin Weller
Planning of own digital behavioural data surveys with web tracking and sensors Dr. Johann Schaible / Dr. Sebastian Stier
Validated measuring instruments (items, scales, tests) ZIS hotline
Socio-structural characteristics measurement (national and international) Dr. Verena Ortmanns
We consult individually in the following areas: Contact
Suitable data for your research question Data Services
ALLBUS data RDC ALLBUS
International data RDC International Survey Programs
Election data RDC Elections
GESIS Panel data GESIS Panel team
PIAAC data RDC PIAAC
Access to microcensus data Dr. Heike Wirth
Access to European official data   Dr. Heike Wirth
Best practices for collecting existing digital behavioral data Arnim Bleier / Dimitar Dimitrov 
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Processing and documentation of your data Data Services
Ex-post content variables harmonization Dr. Ranjit Singh
Socio-structural variables processing and analysis Dr. Silke Schneider, Dr. Verena Ortmanns
Datasets cumulation and integration Data Services
Linking with context data Data Services
Microcensus data processing and analysis Heike Wirth
European official data processing and analysis Heike Wirth
ALLBUS data processing and analysis RDC ALLBUS
ISSP data processing and analysis ISSP Data Services
EVS data processing and analysis EVS Data Services
CSES data processing and analysis CSES Data Services
Eurobarometer data processing and analysis Eurobarometer Data Services
GLES data processing and analysis GLES team
Politbarometer data processing and analysis Monika Langhans
Election data processing and analysis RDC Elections
GESIS Panel data processing and analysis GESIS Panel
PIAAC data processing and analysis RDC PIAAC
Web data processing and automatic annotation Dimitar Dimitrov, Fabian Flöck 
Processing of sensor-based digital behavioral data Johann Schaible 
Web and survey data linking Katarina Boland, Sebastian Stier
Linking of sensor-based digital behavioral data and survey data Johann Schaible, Felix Bensmann
Questions on notebooks and browser-based analysis Arnim Bleier 
Protected data analysis Secure Data Center
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Data archiving and publication Data Services
Repository maintenance and certification (CoreTrustSeal, data and publications) Jonas Recker
Research data management Data Services
Digital data archiving Katrin Weller 
Survey data registration Brigitte Hausstein
Open access Agathe Gebert
Copyright, rights of subsequent use, and secondary exploitation of publications Agathe Gebert
We consult individually in the following areas: Contact
Research data FAIRness Peter Mutschke 
Research data infrastructures and portals Claus-Peter Klas 
User-centred design of research data infrastructures Dagmar Kern
Search and retrieval Daniel Hienert / Philipp Mayr 
Information services Philipp Mayr
Repository maintenance and certification (CoreTrustSeal, data, and publications) Jonas Recker