The following schools and groups contribute to the Mannheim Center for Data Science:
German Internet-Panel (GIP)
The German Internet Panel (GIP) is a longitudinal study at the University of Mannheim and the central infrastructure project of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 884 “Political Economy of Reforms”, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The study is led by Prof. Dr. Blom, Professor for Data Science at the School of Social Sciences. The GIP researches individual attitudes and preferences relevant in political and economic decision-making processes. For this purpose, 4,000 people in Germany are regularly interviewed online on a variety of topics. To ensure an accurate representation of the general population in Germany, the GIP applies and develops cutting-edge scientific methods. The data collected are the empirical foundation of the scientific research of the SFB-projects.
The Data and Web Science Group conducts research on methods for managing, integrating and mining large amounts of heterogeneous information within enterprise and open Web contexts. We are involved in several national and international projects and cooperate with partners from industry, research institutes and other universities.
The School of Business Administration is one of the largest and most renowned business administration departments in Europe with more than 35 professors, around 200 scientific collaborators and more than 3,500 students. Research and teaching at the highest international level, consistent quality management, internationality and a pronounced practical orientation are key points of the “Mannheim Concept”.
The School of Social Sciences is proud of its long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Its three core departments - Political Science, Psychology and Sociology - are consistently ranked among the top departments in Germany and Europe for first-rate research, study programs and infrastructure.
The research at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics addresses complex problems in business and society. It cultivates the foundatons of mathematics and computer science and contributes to advance them.
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is a non-profit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe.
The university library provides the infrastructure for research, teaching and study at the University of Mannheim. The Research Data Center offers scientists access to specialized datasets in the fields of economics and the social sciences. With its Research Data Center and cooperation projects such as the Business and Economic Research Data Center (BERD-Center) and the OCR-BW-Competence-Center, the university library lays a focus on research data management. As part of its services for researchers, the university library supports the management of research data and gives advice on the use and processing of data.