On-Site Data Access

The GIP collects a wealth of detailed information as well as paradata that cannot be provided in Scientific Use Files for reasons of data protection. In order to enable scientists to work on these data, the GIP offers On-Site Data Access (ODA) in our Data Center in Mannheim. At the ODA you can find sensitive data such as small-area information, the year of birth, verbatim data, ECSP collected paradata, as well as detailed response categories that were aggregated in the Scientific Use Files.

If you have any questions regarding the On-Site Data Access facilities, please contact us at GIPinfomail-uni-mannheim.de.

Citation Guidelines

If you use data accessed through the On-Site Data Access (ODA) of the GIP in your publications, you must include the following references:

  • “This article uses data from the wave(s) [XX-XX] of the German Internet Panel (GIP; DOI: [insert DOI(s) 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: [insert variables]. A study description can be found in Blom et al. (2015). The GIP is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Collaborative Research Center 884 (SFB 884; Project Number 139943784; Project Z1).”
  • 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.