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Overview of ongoing and completed projects at LIfBi


All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

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About us

History and Purpose of LIfBi - from the Origin of the National Educational Panel to the Present Day


Overview of all employees of the institute with filter and search function

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News on research, events and developments at LIfBi incl. news archive


Conferences, events and trainings of LIfBi as well as all dates of the institute's own lecture series LIfBi Lectures


Information services, press portal and distribution list, and downloads for media professionals


All LIfBi annual reports, subscription to the newsletter as well as all transfer reports and publication series.

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Research Data Center

Information about the FDZ-LIfBi incl. contact form and registration for the newsletter "LIfBi data"

Data and Documentation

To the data of NEPS, ReGES and further studies incl. documentation and variable search

Data Access

Request for access to scientific use files incl. overview of all data use projects


Information on FDZ events, tutorials and help for handling the data incl. online forum

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LIfBi as an Employer

Flexible working and part-time models, equal opportunities and good work-life balance

Further Education, Doctorate, Networks

Offers for all qualification levels and best networking opportunities

Workplace Bamberg

Living and working in the heart of the world heritage city - central location of empirical educational research

Job Offers

All open positions in the areas of research, infrastructure and administration at a glance

Data and Documentation

The Scientific-Use Files of the individual starting cohorts and additional studies of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) form the core of LIfBi's data offering. This core stock is supplemented by special NEPS data products as well as the research data of further longitudinal studies with reference to educational trajectories: the refugee study ReGES, the Upper Franconian regional study BiLO, and the GUS-study focusing on health behavior of schoolchildren.


Variable Search

The complex survey program of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and the Refugee Study (ReGES) can be searched systematically and specifically for variables. The online search in the German- and English-language metadata takes place according to self-selected search terms and/or along the hierarchically sorted constructs. For all variables, relevant additional information such as name, label, data set, and sources as well as the available response categories including base counts are displayed.