Josette Janssen has been head of the panel management department at CentERdata since 2000.
She maintains frequent contact with panel members, manages technical services, is responsible for the helpdesk, and maintains the CentERpanel and LISS panel websites.
She is closely involved in the testing of questionnaires in the CentERpanel and in the LISS panel (and otherwise) and advises the researchers in the area of language use (complexity, formulation, information, etc.), routing and layout.
She is also responsible for the rollout of devices such as scales, accelerometers and smartphones for innovative research such as the now completed Time Expenditure study for the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), and the mobility study for the University of Twente (2013-2015). She is the project leader of these studies as part of the panel management.
Since 2013 she is responsible for the yearly fieldwork of the Integral Personnel Census Education (IPTO). For this research conducted for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science schools provide information about lessons taught in secondary education.
For wave 6 (2015) and wave 7 (2017) of the SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) project, she was project leader of the fieldwork for the Netherlands.
She worked at the CentER for Economic Research, the Tilburg University’s economic research institute, from 1988 until mid 2000.