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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


NEPS data used by over 2,500 researchers worldwide

The number of scientists registered for using data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) has exceeded the threshold of 2,500 users in July 2020. Over the past year and a half, on average almost 25 data users per month have been added.

The Research Data Center at LIfBi (Forschungsdatenzentrum, FDZ-LIfBi) provides three access points to NEPS data, offering researchers worldwide maximum flexibility: Scientific Use Files can be downloaded from the NEPS website. This data has the highest degree of anonymity. More sensitive data can be analyzed using the remote access technology RemoteNEPS. In the context of on-site guest stays, even more detailed analyses can be carried out while ensuring maximum data security.

In addition, the FDZ-LIfBi regularly offers training courses on the use of NEPS data to people interested. The next trainings will be held online due to corona restrictions, on September 21-22 and November 9, 2020. Both courses offer a general introduction; the data training in September will additionally introduce the processing of NEPS life history data.

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