Information about SOEP-IS in general is published in
Richter, David, and Jürgen Schupp. 2015. The SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP IS). Schmollers Jahrbuch 135 (3), 389-399 (doi: 10.3790/schm.135.3.389)
David Richter, Jürgen Schupp. 2012. SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS) - Description, Structure and Documentation. SOEPpaper 463 (PDF, 162.91 KB).
For information about data acess and documentation, field work reports and questionnaires, sample sizes and the later, please refer to our site on the current release of the SOEP-IS dataset.
For further questions please contact David Richter.
SOEP users are invited to submit proposals for the next round of the SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS). For those not yet familiar with SOEP-IS, this unique innovation sample offers great potential as a source of household micro-data, particularly for researchers seeking information that is not available in SOEP-Core—for example, specific information on households or on people’s opinions.
SOEP-IS can accommodate not only short-term experiments but also longer-term survey modules that are not suitable for SOEP-Core, whether because the survey instruments are still relatively new or because of the specific issues dealt with in the research. Up to now, the SOEP-IS has included (complex) economic behavioral experiments, Implicit Association Tests (IAT), and complex procedures to measure time use (Day Reconstruction Method, DRM).
The SOEP-IS was launched in 2011, and each year since then, researchers at universities and research institutes worldwide have been invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the subsequent year’s survey. A competitive referee process is conducted to select the “best” research questions and operationalizations for implementation in the SOEP-IS. The SOEP Research Data Center distributes the SOEP-IS data to external users as an independent dataset.
Data from SOEP-IS modules are provided exclusively to the researchers who submitted the respective proposals for an initial 12-month period. After this embargo has ended, the data are released to the entire SOEP user community for secondary analysis.
An overview of all SOEP-IS modules to date can be found here.
As a new technical feature, the 2014 SOEP-IS premiered the use of 111 smart phones for data collection using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM). If you have an idea for using ESM in the SOEP-IS, please contact us for details.
Proposals can be submitted by email to the SOEP survey management at: email@example.com
A subcommittee of the SOEP Survey Committee will then evaluate and rate the relevance and significance of the proposed questions. If the proposed project already has funding from the DFG or other funding agencies, this step of external evaluation will be skipped. Since projects funded by the DFG and other organizations providing research funding also require a guarantee of survey methodological feasibility, interested researchers should contact SOEP Survey Management before submitting an application for funding.
All proposals are evaluated according to scientific quality, suitability, feasibility, and costs. Specifically, the following considerations are relevant:
Scientific quality and relevance
Suitability for the SOEP Innovation Sample
Costs for SOEP-IS
Researchers interested in submitting proposals should contact SOEP survey management by November 30, 2019, with a brief description of their project. If the project is determined to be viable from a survey methodology perspective, applicants will be invited to submit a complete proposal by December 31, 2019.
Project descriptions and proposals should be submitted in English to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact David Richter (email@example.com).