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Use the panel

Every researcher or policy maker can use the LISS panel in paid assignment. A large variety of disciplines, ranging from the social sciences to medical and biomedical sciences, regularly collect data in the panel for scientific or policy relevant research. We value the scientific quality of the panel and the long-term relationship with our respondents very highly. Therefore, proposed questions must be comprehensible to all respondents (B1 language level), and should not be offensive or culturally inappropriate to any group. Depending on the required response group the entire LISS panel, a random sub-sample or a specific target group can be selected for a survey or experiment.

There is no prerequisite or absolute limit regarding the length of the questionnaire, although our advice is to avoid exceeding 10 to 15 minutes of survey time as much as possible. All collected data can easily be linked to data collected in the LISS Core Study and a wide range of other assembled studies.

Requests for using the LISS panel can be submitted by sending an e-mail to Boukje Cuelenaere, Head of the Survey Research Department. In the e-mail please specify:

  • requested sample size;
  • sample composition;
  • desired timing of the fieldwork;
  • repeated measurements (where applicable);
  • content of the questions (or a draft questionnaire).


We can advise researchers in designing the survey or experiment, given our long-term experience with survey design and the wide range of research disciplines within the organization. A specification of the required budget will be provided soon after a request has been received. Once the quotation is approved by the researcher(s), we will prepare for the fieldwork in close cooperation with the involved researcher(s). The data are delivered to the researcher within one month after completion of the fieldwork, or, in case of complex data, within a period mutually agreed.

Use the LISS panel

Submit your request for collecting new research data in the LISS panel

access the archive

Get access to the archive and download existing LISS panel data