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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


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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


3rd Meeting of the LIfBi Scientific Advisory Board

On October 4 and 5, 2016, the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was held in Bamberg.

Chaired by Professor Robert Erikson from the University of Stockholm, the 3rd Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) included discussions with the LIfBi Board of Directors, Department Heads, and the Chair and Deputy Chair of the NEPS Network Committee. 

For the first time this year, the Board carried out an audit of LIfBi Department 2 “Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education”. After that, during the open part of the Board meeting, short presentations were given to provide current information on NEPS panel progress, data dissemination, and data usage. As an example of research carried out with NEPS data, the winner of this year’s NEPS Publication Award, Aileen Edele (Institute for Educational Quality Improvement, IQB), presented results of her award-winning article on “The role of first-language listening comprehension on second-language reading comprehension”, which was a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Petra Stanat (IQB) and used data from NEPS Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9). Then followed a short overview of plans for NEPS data collection 2018 to 2020. Finally, during the poster session in the afternoon, third-party research projects currently situated at LIfBi as well as plans for further projects were also presented alongside a selection of other research examples using NEPS data from within LIfBi, the NEPS Network, and the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a lifelong process. Analyzing data of the National Educational Panel Study”.

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