To Overview

Overview of ongoing and completed projects at LIfBi


All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

To Overview
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

To Overview

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.

To Overview
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

To Overview
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


LIfBi Supports the Competence Centre Procurement of the Leibniz Association

With the newly founded Competence Centre for Procurement (LKCB), the Leibniz Association has recently bundled the competences of its 96 member institutions in the area of administration. The Bamberg Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) was significantly involved in the development and founding of the Competence Centre. With Thomas Saueracker, the acting head of LIfBi administration, it also provides the deputy chair of the advisory board.

The aim of the LKCB is to create more favourable purchasing conditions for all institutions, to use synergy effects, joint know-how and to advise the individual institutes on demanding EU tenders. "Combined forces in procurement should also lend even more emphasis to the idea of sustainability. The Leibniz Association has committed itself to the UN's 17 sustainability goals. I am pleased that we are making a contribution to this with the Competence Centre," says Thomas Saueracker.

The LKCB was launched on the 1st of October 2020 at the Forschungsverbund Berlin and represents the first joint cooperation in the Leibniz Association's administrative area. It is continuously accompanied in its work by an advisory board. For the next two years, the advisory board consists of the following four members (another member will be elected shortly from the ranks of the Leibniz Association's administrative committee):


  • Nicole Griepentrog, WZB, Berlin, Chairperson
  • Thomas Saueracker, LIfBI, Bamberg, Deputy Chair
  • Christoph Gottschalk, LIN, Magdeburg
  • Thorsten Mühl, DPZ, Göttingen


The most important and primary task of the LKCB is to bundle the various needs of several institutes and to invite tenders with a correspondingly high order volume throughout Europe. As many institutes as possible should be able to benefit from this.


Werbsite LKCB

More News