Ein probabilistisches Mixed-Mode Access Panel
für die Sozialwissenschaften


Researchers from various social science fields (e.g., sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, economists, and criminologists) at universities and non-commercial research institutes, may submit a regular proposal throughout the year. 

Regular Proposal Submission

The GESIS Panel uses a Web-based submission system for managing the submission and peer-review process. Before you submit a proposal, please note the following points:

  • Preparing your proposal involves providing several information about your research project by reading and filling out our submission documents
  • Your questionnaire must conform to the GESIS Panel Survey Style Guide. The GESIS Panel cannot accept studies that do not conform to the Style Guide. 
  • Further, you can find some examples of "What makes a good questionnaire?" in our FAQ about questionnaire design (1.1 MB).
  • Please note that we also consider study submitters as future reviewers.

Click here to get to the GESIS Panel Proposal Submission Site. 

Please note, that:

  • The GESIS Panel does not accept commercial projects. Moreover, as the aim of the GESIS Panel is to survey people, not to manipulate them, experiments designed to manipulate respondents are not suitable for the GESIS Panel.
  • Accepted questionnaires will be run free of charge, except in the case of funded research projects, which will be required to cover part of the incentive costs.
  • The GESIS Panel welcomes proposals for single-wave studies (i.e., cross-sectional designs) as well as multiple-wave studies (i.e., longitudinal studies including multiple cross-sectional designs and panel designs).
  • Only studies that take full advantage of the entire panel can be considered; cohort or sub-sample studies are not eligible for consideration.

Pretesting service:

  • 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 in order to ensure high quality of the collected data.

Click here for a Fast-Track Submission on Current Topics

The fast-track procedure offers researchers an opportunity to collect last-minute data on current topics within the GESIS Panel. Eligible studies should address a current topic, such as important forthcoming events (e.g., elections), contemporary changes in society (e.g., migration), or issues of public discussion (e.g., minimum wages). Please make sure to clearly justify the urgency of your data collection. You could, for example, list current news from the media.

The submitted questionnaire may comprise (a) up to three short single-choice questions, (b) one multiple choice question with a maximum of seven items, or (c) one open-ended question. In contrast to regular proposals, this questionnaire does not have to be submitted as a Unipark questionnaire, nor does it undergo an external review process.

To submit your questions on a current topic, please fill in the Fast-Track-Submission Form (859 KB), and sign the GESIS Panel General Terms and Conditions, and send them to current-topic@gesis-panel.org. Among all eligible proposals submitted before the deadline, the GESIS Panel Team randomly selects one questionnaire for the upcoming wave.

The deadline ends usually two months before data collection starts.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the GESIS Panel is almost fully booked in 2019, we can only accept new Fast-Track submissions again in 2020.