GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften e.V.

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution in Germany serving to promote scientific research in this field. GESIS is a member of the Leibniz Association. Services offered by GESIS can be categorized from the users’ perspective according to the research data cycle. This cycle comprises data and information research, study planning, including empirical research data collection and storage, preparation, archiving and retrieval of research data, on up through the analysis and publication phases. Phase 1: Research GESIS offers information on data relevant for you, on literature, related research projects, important institutions and conferences. Phase 2: Study planning Let our experts advise you on conducting your survey using state of the art research techniques. Phase 3: Data collection GESIS offers expertise based on conducting its own national studies and participation in international surveys. Leibniz Association Phase 4: Data analysis GESIS offers consulting services for data analysis, making tools and standards available for secondary analysis. We offer simple online analysis and proven social indicators for an overview. Phase 5: Archiving and registering We archive, prepare and make data readily available for you. We register data for improved access and easier citability.