infas is a private and independent social research institute rendering research and consultancy services for business, science, politics, and administration.
The company focuses on social science studies and research in the fields of labour, education, innovation, transport, health, and politics as well as market research. infas uses the entire spectrum of scientifically based sampling, interviewing and survey techniques by operating with its own infrastructure.
With approximately 100 academic staff infas is one of Germany’s largest commercial institutions with social research focus.
Founding year: 1959
Offices: Berlin, Contern (LU), Munich, Nuremberg
Permanent staff: 137
Executive director: Menno Smid
Certificate: ISO 20252 for Market, Opinion and Social Research
Associate memberships: ADM, ESOMAR
Sponsor membership: Initiative Markt- und Sozialforschung
Social commitment: infas supports UNHCR annually with a study in Germany
infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences is part of infas Holding AG and associate company of infas 360 GmbH, infas quo GmbH and Lutum + Tappert DV-Beratung GmbH.