GESIS Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. With more than 300 employees in two locations (Mannheim and Cologne) GESIS render substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services. Services offered by GESIS can be categorized from the users’ perspective according to the research data cycle. This cycle comprises data and information research, study planning, including empirical research data collection and storage, preparation, archiving and retrieval of research data, on up through the analysis and publication phases. Knowledge transfer is accomplished alongside research at all phases and GESIS supports its users through its own or joint research projects.
Project manager:
Dr. Benjamin Zapilko

GESIS LOD Research Graph Project

GESIS Linked Open Data (LOD) project builds a trusted research graph that makes the connection between high-value collections (research datasets) and other scholarly works such as publications and grants discoverable. The focus will be to build such a graph across European and Australian data-infrastructures and demonstrating the collaboration network in the data-driven research projects. As part of this project, GESIS is implementing the Switchboard software -- developed by the DDRI WG -- to aggregate, connect and publish the research information from European data repositories. This project is a collaboration with the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Australia. In partnership with NCI, GESIS will create a graph of connections between Australian research datasets, Australian funding records, and European research datasets.