We are thrilled to announce the dates for GOR 25!

The 27th annual General Online Research Conference (GOR), hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Online-Forschung e.V. (DGOF), will take place next year from

Monday, 31 March to Wednesday, 2 April 2025.


Henry Ford Building

Freie Universität Berlin

Garystraße 35

14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Our esteemed local hosts, Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig (Empirical Social Structure Analysis, FU Berlin) and Dr. Carina Cornesse (Substitute Professor, Empirical Social Structure Analysis and Survey Methodology, FU Berlin), along with us, eagerly anticipate welcoming you.

More details are coming soon!

Your DGOF Team

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GOR 24: The 26th General Online Research Conference at the RFH in Cologne ends successfully

The General Online Research Conference (GOR 24). Around 240 participants attended the conference, which took place in spring from 21 March 2024 to 23 March 2024 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the short preparation phase (the last GOR took place in September 2023 at the University of Kassel), the organisers from the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) and the RFH Cologne were very satisfied with their joint event.

The presentation of the conference awards for special achievements in the field of online research attracts a great deal of attention at every GOR:

The GOR Poster Award 2024. This year, the award, which is endowed with 500 euros, goes to Matthias Roth (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) for his poster “Ask a Llama – Creating Variance in Synthetic Survey Data”. A total of nine posters competed against each other.

The GOR Thesis Award. Georg Ahnert (University of Mannheim) was honoured with this year’s prize for the best Master’s thesis for his project “Fair Sampling for Global Ranking Recovery”. In the competition for the best PhD thesis, Julian B. Axenfeld (DIW Berlin) beat off the competition with his work “Imputation of Missing Data from Split Questionnaire Designs in Social Surveys”. The GOR Thesis Award 2024 was once again sponsored by Tivian. The winners also received prize money of 500 euros each.

The Best Paper Award 2024 . The award, worth 500 euros, which honours outstanding scientific contributions to online research, went this year to the duo Tobias Felix Reiter and Ramona Schoedel for the paper “Never miss a beep: Using mobile sensing to investigate (non-)compliance in experience sampling studies”. The sponsor of the DGOF Best Paper Award 2024 was Bilendi & respondi.

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GOR 24 Conference Proceedings now online

The Conference Proceedings for GOR 24 were published today. They can now be accessed online:

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GOR 24: Second Keynote speaker confirmed

We are happy to announce the second keynote speaker of GOR 24: Dr. Martin Andree (AMP Digital Ventures, Germany & University of Cologne, Germany) is going to speak about Digital monopolies: How Big Tech stole the internet – and how we can reclaim it. His keynote is scheduled for Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 9.00 am.

Mr. Andree is author of the book “Big Tech Must Leave! The Digital Giants Destroy Our Democracy and Economy – We Will Stop Them” (2023). He is teaching digital media at the University of Cologne. Since more than 15 years, he is undertaking research projects on the dominance of the big tech companies. On top, he is founder and CEO of AMP Digital Ventures with focus on semantic A.I., digital innovation and performance marketing. He is interviewed, published and featured by leading German media, such as the national television channels, leading newspapers and conferences, such as the digital summit of the German government or Gamescom. He has written seven books, among others the celebrated “Atlas of the Digital World”.

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GOR 24: Extended Deadline for Best Practice Award Competition and Session “Innovation in Practice”

The German Society for Online Research (DGOF e.V.) is extending the submission deadlines for the Best Practice Award competition and the Track D session “Innovation in Practice” for the General Online Research Conference (GOR 24, from 21 to 23 February 2024 at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln): Monday 11 December 2023 has been set as the new application deadline.

For the best practice competition, the GOR 24 organisation team is looking for innovative case studies that present projects in which online market research methods have been successfully implemented in companies. New and innovative methods such as virtual reality, Internet-of-Things, measurement of biometric data and research with wearables are particularly welcome.

For the “Innovation in Practice” session, the programme organisers are looking forward to case studies and innovative developments from practice in the areas of ResearchTech, insight platforms, artificial intelligence, text analytics, automation or neuromarketing, as well as other methodological approaches related to online research.

The detailed calls for proposals can be found at:

GOR deals with current developments and innovations in the field of online and digital research. It will take place from Wednesday, 21 February to Friday, 23 February 2024 in cooperation with the RFH Cologne. Around 300 participants from universities, institutes and companies from Germany and abroad are expected to attend.

Further information on the GOR conference and the submission modalities for the conference programme can be found at Papers can also be submitted via the conference website (ConfTool).

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