Dr. Carina Cornesse is Head of the Innovation Sample as well as the Social Cohesion Panel (SOEP-related study ZHP-FGZ) at the SOEP. She conducts research on data quality and innovative data collection techniques in surveys. Her research focuses on the recruitment and maintenance of panel studies, the benefits and limitations of probability-based and nonprobability samples, the application of mixed-mode data collection designs, and on linking survey data to data from other sources. She studied Sociology in Mainz and Frankfurt and received her PhD from the Graduate School for Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Before starting her work at DIW, she was a researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and at the Collaborative Research Center 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” at the University of Mannheim. She is currently also a research fellow at the Research Data Center of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RDC-RISC) at the University of Bremen and she teaches seminars on survey methodology, for example at the GESIS Summer School for Survey Methodology. In addition, Carina Cornesse is currently a board member of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) and an extended board member of the German Association for Online Research (DGOF), Associate Editor of the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (JSSAM) and the journal methods, data, analysis (mda). She also serves as an international consultant for the Center for Panel Survey Sciences (CPSS) at NORC, University of Chicago as well as the UK-based research program "Survey Futures" (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC).