GESIS is a research-based infrastructure for the social sciences and conducts its own continuous and interdisciplinary research in three major research areas. The results of this research serve not only to gain scientific insights, but also to provide a lasting improvement to GESIS's offerings for the social sciences as a whole.
GESIS Data base catalog
The primary focus of the department “Data Archive for the Social Sciences” is providing excellent data service for national and international comparative surveys from the fields of social and political science research. These surveys, which must comply with clearly defined methodological and technical requirements, are archived and processed.
ALLBUS Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage in den Sozialwissenschaften
The German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) collects up-to-date data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Every two years since 1980 a representative cross section of the population is surveyed using both constant and variable questions. The ALLBUS data become available to interested parties for research and teaching as soon as they are processed and documented.
Data Service Center For Business And Organizational Data
The Data Service Centre at the University of Bielefeld is a central archive for quantitative and qualitative data that relate to organizations. In addition to data on businesses and organizations, this includes linked employer-employee data as well as data from member or employee surveys.