Since the start of the Research Training Group SMiP in October 2017 we cooperate successfully with the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) located in Mannheim and especially its Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS).

In 2018, we started our first international cooperation with the Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS).

In 2020, we decided to initiate a cooperation with the Research Training Group Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes. Unfortunately, the start of this cooperation had to be postponed due to the pandemia.