The SOEP wants to strengthen methodological training in the use of SOEP data - especially for young scholars in the disciplines of sociology, economics, and psychology. As an additional service, we list workshops and lectures providing introductions to the use of the SOEP data or dealing with particular issues of data use.
Furthermore, the SOEP is part of "Doctoral Study - Network for Ph.D. Courses", a group of several northern German universities and research institutes that have joined together to improve doctoral-level education and training.
Helpful overviews to the introductory workshops are the introduction (PDF, 470.41 KB) and this description of the weights (PDF, 499.41 KB) (in german only).