The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) is an infrastructure for advanced social science data collection and multi-disciplinary research at the University of Bergen. DIGSSCORE extends the successful probability-based internet-panel which was established at the University of Bergen in 2012, The Norwegian Citizen Panel, and integrates it with a fully equipped on-site social science digital research lab, The Citizen Lab, from August 2016. The facility takes advantage of changes in technology and research methodology that combine to bring computer laboratory research and survey studies ever closer together. The Citizen Lab resides in Rosenbergsgaten 35, at the University of Bergen.

Submit Proposal

We accept proposals for survey experiments to be included in the Norwegian Citizen Panel.

If/when your proposal is accepted, we will find a time for your experiment. The Citizen Panel will run three rounds per year. Click here to submit a proposal or get more information.


Norsk medborgerpanel på Arendalsuka from UiB - Universitetet i Bergen.

The Citizen Panel is responsible for a large part of the dissemination from the University of Bergen at Arendalsuka, august 2015. You can see more of that project in the video you find above, and read about it here (in Norwegian).

We also have a collobaration with Bergens Tidende, regarding dissemination of results from the Citizen panel, before the election 2017. You can read more about that here (in Norwegian).

Recent Publications

Elias Naumann. 2017. “Immigration and Support for Redistribution: Survey Experiments in Three Europen Countries.” West European Politics. Find at journalAbstract
In times of increasing globalisation scholars put considerable efforts into understanding the consequences of immigration to the welfare state. One important factor in this respect is public support for the welfare state and redistribution. This article presents results from a unique survey experiment and a panel study in three European countries (Norway, Germany and the Netherlands) in order to examine whether and how individuals change their preference for redistribution when faced with immigration. Theoretically, citizens with high incomes should be especially likely to withdraw their support for redistribution because they fear the increased fiscal burden, whereas other types of citizens might ask for more compensation for the increased labour market risks caused by immigration. The empirical evidence reveals that only respondents with high incomes and those who face low labour market competition withdraw support for redistribution when faced with immigration.
Erik Knudsen, Mikael P Johannesson, and Sveinung Arnesen. 2017. “Selective Exposure to News Cues: Towards a Generic Approach to Selective Exposure Research.”.Abstract
This study argues for a generic approach to selective exposure research. Empirically, we dismantle the relative importance of three different forms of selective exposure to like-minded political news that has dominated the communication literature: message cues, party cues and source cues. In a uniquely designed conjoint experiment, a large probability-based panel of Norwegian citizens was faced with news headline choices, randomly varying several different factors simultaneously. We not only show that the effects are in line with previous research but also, more importantly, that these effects are additive and distinct effects that prevail when three known countervailing forces are accounted for. We conclude that scholars should move towards a more generic and less country specifi c approach to selective exposure research.
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Participation in lab experiments


Would you like to participate in social science experiments and contribute to exciting research?

Join the pool of participants for the Citizen lab here.

You will get invitations by email. In addition participants often receive a fee for taking part in the experiments.

Find out more about the lab here.


Upcoming Events

Aug 22

Tuesday lunch: Arendalsuka


Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


The Corner room, DIGSSCORE

Marta Eidheim, Annika Rødeseike and Runa Langaas will present pictures and videos from Arendalsuka, where the Norwegian Citizen Panel is the main attraction for the University of Bergen.

A light lunch will be served.

Aug 29

Tuesday lunch: Election 2017


Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Corner room, DIGSSCORE

An unformal lunch to discuss the upcoming election to the Norwegian parliament.

A light lunch will be served.