Thematic collection: LISS panel data - overview of available LISS Studies 2007 - ongoing

The LISS panel has been founded by the CentERdata research institute in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Since 2007, the nearly 8.000 individuals in the panel complete various online questionnaires each month. Academic researchers can require access to these data at no cost after signing a statement concerning the use of the data.

Furthermore, the LISS panel can be used to collect one's own data. This is also cost-free for researchers at universities and scientific institutes. Researchers from the Netherlands and abroad are free to submit a survey proposal. Proposals can be very brief, can be submitted throughout the year, and will be reviewed within one to three months (see the website for guidelines).

Next to researchers’ own studies, the LISS Core Study is fielded in the panel every year, consisting of several modules on various themes such as work, education, health, family relations, social integration, leisure time, ethnicity, religion, income, assets, political views, values and personality.

The LISS panel is specifically intended for scientific research. For this reason, the quality and the coverage of the sample is of prime concern. The panel is based on a traditional random sample drawn from the population registers. Persons not included in the original sample cannot participate, so there can be no self-selection. People without a computer or Internet connection are provided with equipment to participate by CentERdata. The quality and representativeness of the panel are monitored jointly with Statistics Netherlands.

In addition to the LISS panel an Immigrant panel was available from October 2010 up until December 2014. This Immigrant panel consisted of around 1600 households (2400 individuals) of which 1100 households (1700 individuals) were of non-Dutch origin.

The LISS panel datafiles are archived at DANS, but accessible via the LISS data archive:

Metadata Access
Creator Das, J.W.M. (CentERdata - Institute for data collection and research - Tilburg University)
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Publication Year 2014
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess; DANS License
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Humanities;Economics;Political Science;Psychology;Social Sciences;Life Sciences;Medicine;Theology and Religion Studies
Spatial Coverage The Netherlands; Nederland