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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


The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) conducts and promotes longitudinal research in educational science in Germany. To this end, it conducts numerous research projects of its own at the Bamberg site and provides fundamental, nationally and internationally significant, research-based infrastructures for empirical educational research.

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From the NEPS research proposal to the founding of the institute to the present day, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories looks back on an exciting history of development. As a central institution of interdisciplinary educational research, LIfBi contributes to making Bamberg one of the most important locations for educational research in Germany.

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Network & Partners

As an independent research institution, LIfBi is integrated into an extensive network of institutions, associations and individuals and maintains close scientific and organizational relationships with partners. Traditionally, LIfBi has particularly close ties within the Leibniz Association, but also to the University of Bamberg and to the members of the NEPS network. 

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LIfBi was founded in 2014 as an independent research institution. Today, the institute is divided into three scientific departments, the Center for Study Management, the Director's Department and the Administration. The institute is managed by the board of directors and accompanied and advised by a scientific advisory board and a board of trustees. The organisation further includes junior research groups and commissioners as well as elected representatives.

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LIfBi employs about 250 people in scientific and administrative positions. All employees can be found in the people search, with filter options.

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