Origins of CCSG
The CCSG initiative was spearheaded by Beth-Ellen Pennell, the director (retired) of international survey operations at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Also instrumental in the development and operationalization of the guidelines were Kirsten Alcser and Sue Ellen Hansen (retired) of Survey Research Operations, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, and the late Janet Harkness of the Survey Research and Methodology Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The guidelines were initiated at the 2005 meeting of CSDI and have involved more than 70 individuals from more than 35 organizations worldwide.
The CCSG Advisory Committee advises the CSDI Executive Committee periodically on additional content to add to the guidelines. For the full list of contributors (both past and present), please see Contributors.
The University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center International Unit currently maintains the CCSG and website. For questions, comments, or feedback about the CCSG content or website, please use the Contact Us form.
Some photo images that appear on this Website are stock photos. Others were provided by the Population and Ecology Laboratory in Nepal (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan), Professor Jintao Xu at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Peking University, and Yu-chieh (Jay) Lin and the Institute of Social Science Survey at Peking University.