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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 LIfBi administration organizes all administrative processes at the institute. As a service provider and central service facility, it ensures the smooth running of complex administrative processes, looks after a wide range of technical services and thus guarantees the functionality of daily processes at the institute. In addition, the administration supports and monitors the fulfillment of legal requirements and is responsible for internal controlling.

The staff of the administrative director includes the work area "Digital Administration and Process Management" as well as the company health management.


Head of Department
Doctor Stefan Echinger

Administrative Director's Office

The office of the administrative director supports Dr. Stefan Echinger in all organizational work processes. This includes the coordination and administration of appointments of the director, preparation of meeting documents as well as the planning and organization of events, meetings and travel. Furthermore, both internal and external communication and correspondence are part of the core activities. The office of the administrative director is in close contact with other assistants and secretariats to ensure a smooth flow between administration and science.

Miriam Mühlbach

Digital Administration and Process Management

Digital Administration

The core task of this staff position is the digital transformation of administrative processes at LIfBi combined with the gradual establishment of digital processes to create more efficient workflows.

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Process Management

In the Process Management staff unit, administrative processes are successively documented, gradually optimized or, together with those responsible for and involved in the processes, newly developed.

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The Finance/Controlling/Procurement working unit is responsible for financial accounting at the institute, the preparation of the annual financial statements, and the mathematical reports on the use of third-party funds for projects. 

Since February 2022, the Leibniz Competence Center Procurement (LKCB) of the Leibniz Association is located at LIfBi and is supervised by the working unit.


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Head of Working Unit
Thomas Saueracker

Third-Party Funding

In addition to the administrative support of third-party funded projects, the Third-Party Funding Working Unit offers comprehensive support in planning and application as well as in the proper handling of the use of funds up to the final documentation. The aim of the department is to strengthen LIfBi's research interests by advising and coordinating third-party funding activities, so that applicants and project managers can implement project plans efficiently and in a goal-oriented manner.

Contact: E:, T: +49 951 700 60 063

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Ina-Sophie Said

Human Resources/Front Office

The personnel office is responsible for the application management, the personnel administration, the calculation and payment of salaries, the processing of business trip requests and settling travel expenses and the coordination of training at LIfBi. Reception is the first personal point of contact for all LIfBi employees, guests, and vendors.


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Head of Working Unit
Ilona Kellermann

Legal Office


Facility Management

The facility management working unit is responsible in particular for the areas of technical infrastructure as well as fire protection and occupational health and safety. The division is also responsible for numerous services related to space and relocation planning, fault management and security issues.


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Head of Working Unit


The working unit IT runs the central IT services for the LIfBI and ensures their operational readiness. The IT unit is an internal service provider offering workplace systems and peripherals for all the institute’s employees. The unit provides ongoing support to the members of staff at the LIfBi who use these systems, and also functions as the central point of contact for the optimization of IT-assisted processes.

Contact: E:, T: +49 951 700 60 066

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Head of Working Unit
David Güldenpfennig