Ein probabilistisches Mixed-Mode Access Panel
für die Sozialwissenschaften


Researchers from various social sciences fields such as sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, economists, and criminologists at Universities and noncommercial research institutes can submit a regular proposal throughout the year. Additionally, the GESIS Panel offers a Fast-Track procedure which enables researcher to submit a short proposal on current issues in society.

1. Regular Proposal Submission

Preparing your proposal involves providing information about your research project by filling out our proposal submission form and implementing your survey using the Unipark survey development environment. Your questionnaire needs to conform to our survey styleguide. Our submission template gives you an example of an adequate implementation.

The GESIS Panel uses a web-based submission system for managing the submission and peer-review process. All submission documents can be obtained from the GESIS Panel Proposal Submission Site.

The GESIS Panel does not accept commercial projects. Moreover, the GESIS Panel is intended to measure, not to manipulate, people, and experiments designed to manipulate respondents are not suitable for the GESIS Panel.

Accepted questionnaires will be run free of charge except for funded research projects that will be required to cover incentive costs only (five Euro per panelist and survey wave maximum).

The GESIS Panel welcomes proposals for single-wave studies (i.e., cross-sectional designs) as well as multiplewave studies (i.e., longitudinal studies including multiple cross-sectional designs and panel designs). Only studies can be acknowledged that take full advantage of the entire panel and does not consider cohort or sub-sample studies.

Researchers may wish to use the services of the GESIS Pretest Lab prior to submitting their proposals/questionnaires. The GESIS Pretest Lab supports researchers in optimizing their survey questions prior to data collection to ensure high quality of the data obtained by the survey.

2. Fast-Track Submission on Current Topics

The Fast-Track procedure is an opportunity to collect last-minute data on current topics within the GESIS Panel. Eligible studies should address a current subject such as important forthcoming events (e.g., elections), contemporary changes in society (e.g., migration) or matters of public dialogue (e.g., minimum wages). Please make sure to clearly justify the urgency of your data collection.

The submitted questionnaire may include either up to three short single choice questions, one multiple choice question with a maximum of seven items or one open-ended question. In contrast to regular proposals this questionnaire does not have to be submitted as a Unipark questionnaire and does not undergo an external review process.

All you need is to fill in the Fast-Track-Submission Form (252 KB), as well as the GESIS Panel General Terms and Conditions, sign them and send them to current-topic@gesis-panel.org. Among all eligible proposals submitted before the deadline, the GESIS Panel randomly selects one questionnaire for the upcoming wave.

The deadline ends usually two months before the data collection starts.

DeadlineField PeriodData Publication
Wave fb19/02/201818/04/2018 - 12/06/201814/08/2018
Wave fc


13/06/2018 - 14/08/201816/10/2018
Wave fd18/06/201815/08/2018 - 16/10/201818/12/2018