Call for new content for Wave 9


Submit your proposals!

The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) invites users to
submit proposals for new survey content to be fielded as a short add-on module in Wave 9 of SHARE.

The main data collection for Wave 9 is planned for 2022. The questionnaire for each wave consists of 21 core (panel) modules and several add-on-modules. Topics covered by the add-on modules in previous waves have included: Social Network, Dried Blood Spot Samples, Social Exclusion, Time Expenditure, Saving Regrets, Accelerometry.

We welcome applications from all disciplines represented in SHARE. The proposed module may include survey questions, physical and cognitive tests, or objective health measurements. Administration of the module should not exceed an expected length of 2 minutes. Based on internal and external review, one add-on module will be selected by a Scientific Evaluation Board. Evaluation criteria are: innovative scientific potential, suitability of module for administration in face-to-face CAPI interviews, use of SHARE´s cross-national and longitudinal design.

Successful applicants are expected to work in close collaboration with the SHARE team regarding questionnaire design, translation, testing and data cleaning at all stages of implementation, and present the add-on module at the Wave 9 kick-off conference in Helsinki, April 1-3, 2020.

They should be aware that the proposed module will be subject to further detailed assessment and possible amendment before being adopted. Moreover, researchers are expected to provide analysis of the module data for the SHARE topline findings publication (SHARE First Results Book or SHARE Working Paper Series) and to publish a peer-reviewed journal article using the data from the module.

Interested researchers can submit their application by filling in the application template (download)
and sending it to SHARE: call©

Application deadline is 1st September 2019

Decision expected: 26th September 2019

Start of Wave 9 Design: 1st October 2019