Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research
Thursday, 3 March and Friday, 4 March 2022


As the world moves towards a new normal following the health, economic, and socio-political impact of COVID-19, one constant remains: the need for reliable, robust and timely information on individuals’ beliefs, behaviors, and situation.  Population-representative probability-based online panels are more critical than ever: they enable us to understand the problems facing households and communities right now, and to study the scope, type, duration, and distribution of the effects of the pandemic in the longer term.

The annual Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER) Conference continues to be the flagship platform for continued learning, offering an opportunity to connect with the global research community that uses this tool across a range of fields and disciplines.

CIPHER’s fourth annual conference will again provide a venue for international researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to share lessons on developing, deploying, and using probably-based internet panel research. Dr. Frauke Kreuter, Co-director of the Social Data Science Center (SoDa) and faculty member in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, will present the keynote address on “Robustness in an Uncertain World.”

This year’s conference will include (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Transparency and best practices in probability-based panel recruitment and retention practices;
  • Survey methodology and practice;
  • Experiments;
  • Data management and linkages;
  • Developments and analysis techniques;
  • Applications of research;
  • Combination of wearable devices data with self-reports;
  • Naturally occurring data;
  • Machine learning.


Please see here for recordings of this year’s presentations.


Please see here for this year’s agenda.


For a full list of speakers, please click here.

Time and Format

The fourth CIPHER Conference took place on 3 – 4 March 2022, and was a virtual conference.


Each panel was an average of an hour-long with three or four presentations.

Conference Registration and Fees

CIPHER was free to attend virtually.


This conference has been made possible through funding from a grant partnership between the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration.

Closed Captioning will be available.