As a service unit of the Leibniz Association, the Research Infrastructure offers a wide variety of services to the users of SOEP.

As a service unit of the Leibniz Association, the SOEP offers a wide variety of services: distribution of the data from the survey to the scientific community, detailed documentation of the data set and the publication of the questionnaires in German and English language from 1997 on as pdf documents.

Please see the Research Data Center of the SOEP

Data Service

SOEPinfo: Online-Information-System on the complex database of (SOEP)

Publications based on SOEP: Data base SOEPlit or web sites with links to papers published in the internet.

SOEPnewsletter: The SOEPnewsletter contains information about news in the data set, new publications and the personnel of the service unit and its cooperation partners at Cornell University.


Here you will find our archive with entries since 2000.


Here you will find links to other panel studies and comparative Panel Data Sets, to further institutions and more addresses.