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Grenoble research panel

The Research Panel was created by Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2020 to enable researchers to carry out studies on current issues in the Grenoble area. Participation in the Panel is open to residents of the 49 communes of Grenoble Alpes Métropole.

Following in the footsteps of cities such as Hamburg and Hong Kong, since May 2020 Grenoble has had a research panel dedicated to its residents, an initiative unique in France. Through this Panel, GEM is reaffirming its roots in the Grenoble area, by encouraging the identification and emergence of solutions for our region. The creation of the Panel was made possible thanks to the support of the Inclusive Sustainability Chair and EIT Health.

Joining this panel gives you the opportunity to participate in GEM professors' research projects on current local issues. The Grenoble region is unique: it has its own assets (dynamic business base, proximity to the mountains...) but also faces very specific problems (traffic, bowl effect...). The Panel's studies take these specific features into account, helping to test or propose possible solutions.

To take part in the Panel, you must live in one of the 49 communes of Grenoble Alpes Métropole and be at least 18 years old. Only one person per household may join the Panel. GEM employees and students may not take part in the Panel.

Several times a year, Panel participants receive invitations to answer questionnaires on topical issues in the Grenoble area. Almost all surveys are conducted over the Internet, with the exception of some on the GEM campus. You can take part in as many surveys as you like, depending on your availability and your interest in each project. To thank you for your participation in the studies, you have access to the results of these studies and receive a financial compensation which depends on the duration of each study.

These studies are interesting and varied, and may, for example, relate to quality of life in Grenoble, mobility, health... They are not commercial or political studies. The aim of these studies is to contribute to scientific knowledge. The Panel is governed by a Scientific Council, which validates the choice of studies distributed by the Panel and supervises their administration. The Panel complies with current regulations on the protection of personal data. 

To register, click on the following link to create an account. You will also be asked to complete a registration questionnaire, which will take just 5 minutes and will enable us to contact you only for studies that are relevant to you. 

Registration and participation

Study results

July 2022: Short breaks in the mountains

This study by the Grenoble Research Panel focuses on the impact of the carbon footprint of short stays in the mountains. Carried out in June and July 2022 among 609 participants, it aims to determine the impact of disclosing the carbon footprint of a weekend in the mountains on weekend choices.

Results about the study of Shorts stays in the mountains 2022

April 2022: Air quality

This study by the Grenoble Research Panel was carried out in April 2022.
640 residents of the Grenoble metropolitan area took part, answering questions about their knowledge of air quality, their feelings during pollution peaks, their behavior and their reactions to different types of communication.

Results about the study on Air quality 2022

December 2021: Are citizens taking ownership of their cities' climate commitment successes?

This study, carried out by the Grenoble Research Panel, questioned 620 residents of the entire metropolitan area on their reactions to the awarding of the European Green Capital 2022 prize to the city of Grenoble. Carried out in December 2021, the study aims to explore the extent to which such recognition encourages citizens to engage in activities to offset their carbon emissions. The study was conducted jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [grant number: 01LA1813C].

Results about the study on the Citizens' climate commitment in their cities 2021

November 2020: Telemedicine and the residents of the Grenoble Metropolitan Area

This third study by the Grenoble Research Panel surveys residents across the metropolitan area on their use of and feelings about telemedicine. Conducted in November 2020, the study aims to explore how residents perceive and experience telemedicine. Then, to determine how the confinements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted its use.

Results about the study on Telemedecine 2020

September-October 2020: Heat waves in the Grenoble area

This second study is surveying residents of the entire metropolitan area on how they feel about different heat waves. Conducted in September-October 2020, its aim is to explore how residents experience heatwaves in the area, and the practices put in place to mitigate their impact on a daily basis.

Results about the study of Heat waves 2020

May 2020: Mobility practices before, during and after confinement

This first study is surveying residents throughout the Metropole on their mobility practices before, during and after containment. Conducted in May 2020, its aim is to explore short- and medium-term changes in the mobility practices of Metropolitan France's residents as a result of confinement.

Results about the study of Mobility practices 2020 
Infography about the study of Mobility practices 2020

Scientific Advisory Board

Thibault Daudigeos, Professor of Management and Co-coordinator of the Territoires en Transition Chair
Corinne Faure, Professor of Marketing
Marie-Charlotte Guetlein, Professor of Economics and Scientific Coordinator of the Grenoble Research Panel
Robert Mai, Professor of Marketing and Head of the Consumer Behavior Research Team
Fiona Ottaviani, Professor of Economics and Co-coordinator of the Territoires en Transition Chair
Joachim Schleich, Professor of Economics and Head of the Energy Management Research Team 
Olivier Trendel, Professor of Marketing


Updated 3/26/2024