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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

Junior Researchers and Further Education

The promotion of young researchers at LIfBi supports and accompanies in particular doctoral students and postdocs on the path of their further scientific qualification and career orientation. The target group-specific further education programme includes events on key scientific and personal qualifications, such as academic writing and publishing or time and self-management, as well as demand-oriented methodological training. Through cooperation with the representatives of the doctoral and post-doctoral researchers at LIfBi - as well as various committees within the Leibniz Association - the staff unit promotes exchange and networking. Alumnae and alumni of LIfBi and the closely associated graduate school BAGSS (Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences) are regularly invited to report on their career paths within and outside academia in the low-threshold online format of the Lunchtime Talks. In addition to information on funding opportunities, calls for applications, prizes or scholarships, Maren Arnold-Vargen also offers young researchers individual career advice in individual cases.

In-service training offers LIfBi employees a wide range of event formats in presence, online or as a hybrid event. In addition to one-day training courses, the programme also includes course series on foreign languages and computer skills. Events from the standard programme of in-company training are repeated for all employees on a regular basis. The catalogue of events is continuously adapted to new needs and offers and is oriented both to competences that LIfBi employees need as a basis for their everyday work and to needs for further development. Renate Dittrich advises on suitable internal and external offers for all employees, among other things on the basis of further training as an education manager.

Contact: E:, T: +49 951 700 60 006

f.l.t.r.: Renate Dittrich, Maren Arnold-Vargen

Maren Arnold-Vargen

Services for LIfBi employees

Futher Ecucation Offers

The internal seminars offered by the unit Promoting Junior Researchers and Further Education for the LIfBi staff cover a wide range of topics for all career levels.

PDF (German)

Lunchtime Talks

In cooperation with the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, LIfBi regularly offers lectures on career-related topics.


Consultation hours & Colloquia

LIfBi's departments and working areas offer regular seminars and consultation hours for internal junior researchers.