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Research Data Center International Survey Programmes at GESIS

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The Research Data Center (RDC) "International Survey Programs" provides researchers with data, services and support for a number of important international study series, which are organised and partly collected by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. These international study programs cover numerous countries and mostly long time spans. The data are processed for comparative analysis and cover a broad spectrum.

  • Status: Accredited
  • Data Offer: Social, Economy, Education, Psychology, Other

About the Data Centre

Access to analysis data and documentation

… through the general GESIS data service. Please find an overview and direct online links here: https://www.gesis.org/en/services/finding-and-accessing-data/international-survey-programs

Eurobarometer – EB, CCEB, CEEB
European Values Study – EVS
International Social Survey Programme – ISSP

… in the context of cooperations:

Comparative Study of Electoral Systems  – CSES, in cooperation with the University of Michigan

European Election Studies – EES in cooperation with MZES

Consultation and knowledge transfer

The RDC offers support and knowledge transfer with regard to comparability problems naturally connected with cross-national, cross-cultural and cross-temporal comparisons. The RDC facilitates access to relevant publications, textbooks and associated analysis data.

International survey data

A tabular overview of of international comparative survey programmes references over 60 large scale studies and study series since 1948, which are based on population samples. These studies are partly available through the GESIS search.

The RDC International Survey Programmes at GESIS adheres to the accreditation guidelines of the German Data Forum.

Available Data

Survey data from more than 70 countries: International Social Survey Programme (ISSP, since 1984), European Values Study (EVS, since 1981), Eurobarometer (since 1970), Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES, since 1996),  the majority of European Election Studies (ESS) Voter Surveys and Candidate Studies.

Contact

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences Research Data Center International Survey Programmes
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Cologne
Germany