Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research
March 9 – 10, 2023

UAS Data Use Workshop
March 8, 2023

In its fifth year, the annual Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER) Conference again offered a forum for exchange, dissemination and learning. As in previous years, the focus of the conference was on population-representative probability-based online panels, which enable us to paint an in-depth portrait of how people in the United States and other countries are doing.

For the first time this year, the conference also offered the opportunity to participate in a data use workshop for those interested in learning more about USC’s Understanding America Study (UAS). The UAS is a probability-based online panel of over 9,000 households in the US, managed by the Center for Economic and Social Research at USC. The workshop was open to all. See here for the workshop agenda.

The annual 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. It is a venue for international researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to share lessons on developing, deploying, and using probability-based internet panel research. Dr. Brady West, Research Professor in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, delivered the keynote address “Moving from a national probability-based push-to-web survey to an online probability-based panel: What are the issues?” on the first day of the conference.

Presentations and Agenda

Recordings of presentations have been posted with the agenda.

See here for the CIPHER conference agenda.

See here for the workshop agenda.


For more information on speakers, check out their bios here.

Scientific Committee

Arie Kapteyn, Jill Darling, Marco Angrisani, and Francisco Perez-Arce (USC Center for Economic and Social Research); and Angela Fontes (Financial Health Network).


This conference has been made possible through funding from a grant partnership between the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, with additional support from the FINRA Foundation.