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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

Statistical Survey Methods

The working unit for Statistical Survey Methods investigates, on the one hand, the methodological problems which occur in the generation and evaluation of panel studies in general, and the LIfBi studies in particular. Among the most significant here are the generation of sample plans and the correct analysis of survey data whilst following the survey designs in question, and taking missing values and selective dropout into account. On the other hand, this working unit examines the item quality of longitudinal survey studies like NEPS. This involves the conceptualization of processes for quality management during instrument development, documentary tasks, and testing the efficacy of individual and panel items. Both the analysis of survey data and the testing of the efficacy of panel items require the development and application of new methodological approaches in the field of survey statistics.

The subunit Sampling, Weighting, and Imputation is assigned to the working unit for Statistical Survey Methods.

Head of Working Unit

Collaboration on the