Membership to the ISSP is institutional and by country. One or more than one institute in a country can co-operate on ISSP research (cf. France and Spain).

A maximum of three new members can be accepted per year according to ISSP regulations. Members agree to conduct ISSP surveys in accordance with fixed ISSP requirements.

A standard list of questions and a description of sample design have to be answered by any country (institute) interested in joining the ISSP. Applications should contain:

  • full answers to the standard questions and description of sample design. Please download here.
  • a letter of application, details and examples of research carried out by the organisation(s)
  • an organisation profile for each institute applying.

Please direct any queries about membership to the ISSP secretariat.