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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

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee reviews research projects conducted on behalf of LIfBi. The review by the committee serves LIfBi researchers as an opportunity to engage in exchange as well as to examine, reflect and, if necessary, optimize research designs with regard toquestions of research ethics. The ethics committee considers itself as an advisory and supportive body.

For the detailed concept of LIfBi’s Ethics Committee see here:

Please direct general inquiries to:

Note: The inaugural meeting of the Ethics Committee will take place in early 2023.

The members of the Ethics Committee appointed by LIfBi are Simon Dickopf, Dr. Lydia Kleine, Dr. Kathrin Lockl, Dr. Patrick Rummel, and Dr. Monja Schmitt. As the internal data protection officer, Brigitte Bogensperger is an associate member.

Research projects are reviewed on the basis of a self-disclosure form (available on the intranet), a project abstract (description of type, design and objectives of the study; max. 1 page) as well as survey instruments already available. Please send any documents to be reviewed by the Ethics Committee to: