Information for Data Users

Data Access

The data of the German Internet Panel and the Mannheim Corona Study are available for scientific use in common formats. To order the data sets, please follow the instructions in the document below.

Citation Guidelines

All publications based on data of the German Internet Panel (GIP) or the Mannheim Corona Study (MCS) must contain the following references:

  • GIP data

    • “This article uses data from wave(s) [XX-XX] of the German Internet Panel (DOIs: [insert DOIs here]), (Blom et al. [year of data publication]). A study description can be found in Blom et al. (2015). The German Internet Panel is part of the Collaborative Research Center 884 (SFB 884) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – Project Number 139943784 – SFB 884.”
    • Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., and Krieger, U. (2015). Setting Up an Online Panel Representative of the General Population: The German Internet Panel. Field Methods, 27(4), 391-408. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X15574494
    • Each wave has its own DOI and citation. They are listed on the website of the GIP data archive at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences.
  • GIP Data from On-Site Data Access (ODA)

    • “This article uses data from the wave(s) [XX-XX] of the German Internet Panel (GIP) (DOIs: [DOIs insert here]), (Blom et al. [year of data publication]). The following variables used in our analyses are only available via the On-Site Data Access (ODA) facilities of the GIP for data protection reasons: [insert variables]. A study description can be found in Blom et al. (2015). The GIP is part of the Collaborative Research Center 884 (SFB 884) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) – Project Number 139943784 – SFB 884”.
    • Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., and Krieger, U. (2015). Setting Up an Online Panel Representative of the General Population: The German Internet Panel. Field Methods, 27(4), 391-408. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X15574494
    • Each wave has its own DOI and citation, which is listed on the website of the GIP data archive at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences.
  • MCS data

    • “This article uses data of the Mannheim Corona Study (MCS), (DOI: 10.4232/1.13700), (Blom et al. 2021). A study description can be found in Blom et al. (2020). The MCS is part of the German Internet Panel and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) ­- Project Number 139943784 – through the Collaborative Research Center 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” (SFB 884). Additional funding for the MCS was provided by the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs (BAMS).”
    • Blom, A. G., Cornesse, C., Friedel, S., Krieger, U., Fikel, M., Rettig, T., Wenz, A., Juhl, S., Lehrer, R., Möhring, K., Naumann, E., & Reifenscheid, M. (2020). High Frequency and High Quality Survey Data Collection. Survey Research Methods14(2), 171-178. DOI: 10.18148/srm/2020.v14i2.7735

Publication Database

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Methodology

Here you will find information on the GIP methodology.

Questionnaires/Documentation

Find our questionnaires and further information here.

GIP Data Archive

Click here for an overview of our data sets in the GIP data archive at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

On-Site Data Access

On this page you can learn more about our On-Site Data Access facilities.