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Working Group Panel Studies

The German Data Forum has invited the directors of the largest, publicly-financed panel studies in Germany to form a working group on joint research strategies.

During the first meeting on 14 February 2013 at the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW Berlin), questions of data protection and research ethics were on the agenda as well as joint positioning towards survey research institutes and possible standardization of documentation.

Further meetings are scheduled and will be coordinated by the German Data Forum

Status: Work is still in progress.


The following panel studies and institutions are represented in the working group:

Growing Up in Germany (AID:A) – German Youth Institute (DJI)

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Microcensus and European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)Federal Statistical Office (DESTATIS)

German Mobility Panel (MOP) - Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

National Cohort

National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) - Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg

Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics - pairfam

Panel Labour Market and Social Security (PASS) - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Panel on Household Finances - German Federal Bank

Health Monitoring - Robert Koch-Institute

Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) – DIW Berlin

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) – Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Munich