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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.

  • Thematic Focus: Individual & Personality, Politics & Social Cohesion, Other
  • Data type focus: Quantitative
  • Status: Accredited
  • External Data Ingest: Yes
  • RDM Consultation: No

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

… in the context of cooperations:

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
Further international studies, which are also archived at GESIS but are not part of the FDZ, can be researched and obtained via 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.


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