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

Endre Tvinnereim and Elisabeth Ivarsflaten. 2016. “Fossil Fuels, Employment, and Support for Climate Policies.” Energy Policy, 96: 364-371. Find at journalAbstract
We know that the costs of implementing various climate change mitigation policies are not uniformly distributed across individuals in society, but we do not know to what extent this unequal cost distribution influences public support for these various policies. This study shows that cost distribution is an important explanation for variations in public support for various climate policies. Using individual-level data on industry of employment and support for a range of climate policies, we find that those employed in the fossil fuel industry are less likely to support climate policies that are particularly costly to their industry, but are as likely as everybody else to support policies with lower costs to the industry. This finding challenges the traditional bifurcation between climate change "skeptics" and "acceptors." Furthermore, we find that opposition to renewable energy by large fossil fuel producers and consumers, identified in the political economy literature, is not uniformly found among these companies’ employees. The most important implication of this study for policy makers is that support for climate policies is sensitive to the compensation of exposed groups and stimulation of alternative avenues for employment.
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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.