For over 100 years combines the German Statistical Society (founded in 1911) Statisticians from all disciplines from science and practice and provides them with a forum for knowledge transfer and personal exchange. It is thus one of the traditional major scientific associations in Germany. This is reflected in the wide range of personal and corporate members, the one half in research and teaching and the other half in the statistical practice, of which the majority in the official statistics, working. The Company allows the personal exchange between statisticians at universities on the one hand and in industry and government on the other hand.
A central goal of the German Statistical Society is the Promotion of scientific progress in the development of statistical methods and their implementation in practice. The company's activities are geared, the statistics in their various areas of responsibility "method development, data collection, Data preparation and data analysis "as well as to promote their mutual cooperation.
The company organizes scientific meetings and Training events. She is the editor two scientific journals and other publications. In addition to the scientific exchange to pay particular attention to the true Training in statistics and the Youth Development. She takes on fundamental and current, the field relevant questions, Position and cooperates with the Statistical Advisory Committee of the Federal Statistical Office. The German Statistical Society is a founding member of DAGStat (German Association statistics), cooperate in further dealt with statistics German professional societies. She is also a member of FENStatS (Federation of European National Statistical Societies) and ISI (International Statistical Institute).