Thank you for your interest in working with CivicPulse! A core part of CivicPulse’s mission is to expand opportunities for top-quality research focused on local governance.

At present, CivicPulse offers two options to researchers interested in surveying local government officials. Researchers can either propose content to include in our Biannual Omnibus Survey administered to our panel of local policymakers, or apply to field a stand-alone Custom Survey to either the policymaker panel or any one of our other fourteen civil service positions.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please fill out our Expression of Interest form

For detailed information about these two options, along with guidelines for questionnaire development and information about how to apply, see our Survey Application Guidelines.

Biannual Omnibus Survey

Twice a year, CivicPulse invites proposals to add content onto our national omnibus survey of local policymakers. These surveys offer contributors the opportunity to obtain high quality data while saving on the fixed costs of reaching large samples of local officials. 
The next omnibus survey is planned for Spring 2022. Proposals are due January 15, 2022. Learn more about our Biannual Omnibus Surveys

Custom Survey

Custom surveys offer researchers more flexibility in timing (when the survey is fielded), survey length, and sampling. In addition to local policymakers, researchers can choose to survey any of the fourteen civil service positions in our database. Learn more about our Custom Surveys.