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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


LIfBi is a member of the Leibniz Association and an affiliated institute of the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. In addition, the institute is part of numerous (inter)national networks and cooperations.

Engagement within the Leibniz Association

Within the Leibniz Association, LIfBi works with numerous cooperation partners. For example, LIfBi is intensively involved in the Leibniz Education Research Network. LIfBi is also home to the business and coordination office of the Leibniz Competence Center Early Education and the Leibniz Competence Center Procurement.

LIfBi actively supports the Leibniz Association's promotion of young researchers. Young scientists at the institute benefit from the various networks for young researchers as well as from other offers of the Leibniz Association, and also actively contribute here themselves.


Leibniz Competence Centers at LIfBi


Close Connection to the University of Bamberg

As an affiliated institute of the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, LIfBi maintains close cooperation with the university, both in administration and infrastructure, as well as on the content level. The director and the heads of the three scientific departments are appointed in joint procedures. There is close scientific exchange with professors at the University of Bamberg within the framework of numerous projects and plans, above all the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and within the research focus on empirical social research on education and work.

In addition, the university's offerings for continuing education and career advancement should be emphasized, such as the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), the graduate center Trimberg Research Academy (TRAc), or the offerings of the university's Women's Office.


National and International Cooperation and Networks



Within the framework of the LERN research network, LIfBi participates in the "Network of Large-Scale Studies Including Students with Special Educational Needs".

SLLS Cohort Network

SLLS Cohort Network

The SLLS Society is a non-profit international association of individuals and institutions conducting longitudinal research



The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) is a non-profit, scientific professional organization that promotes theoretically oriented empirical research in sociology.



The "International Collaborative for Performance Assessment of Learning in Higher Education – Research and Development" serves the development of assessments.

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LIfBi is a member of the "Network Empirically Supported School Development" and has already hosted the EMSE network conference.

Author Group National Report on Education

Author Group National Report on Education

Das LIfBi ist seit 2016 Mitglied der interdisziplinären Autorengruppe, die alle zwei Jahre den Nationalen Bildungsbericht für Deutschland erstellt.

National Report on Education at LIfBi
Participation in KonsortSWD

Participation in KonsortSWD

KonsortSWD brings together the social, behavioral, educational and economic sciences in the NFDI. As a cooperation partner, LIfBi is responsible for several working areas and subprojects.

KonsortSWD at LIfBi
The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

DORA advocates internationally for a comprehensive evaluation of the results of scientific research.



LIfBi was awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY award in July 2023 for successfully embedding equal opportunities and diversity.

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