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


New data source for educational research in Europe: EU project LINEup

The LINEup research project aims to create a new data source for educational research in Europe. Funded by the European Union, LINEup focuses on mapping existing longitudinal data on school education in selected countries. This data is intended to supplement the usual cross-sectional surveys and thus paint a more accurate picture of the European educational landscape. To this end, researchers from 13 institutions and six countries are working together. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) is contributing its many years of expertise in the provision of high-quality longitudinal data.

Systematically preparing existing data sets for research and developing guidelines for their use has several advantages: it improves the comparability of data and opens up new possibilities for research and for the development of evidence-based recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders. The LINEup project funded by "Horizon Europe" is now tackling this goal, particularly for data sets on school education from Central and Southern European countries. Accordingly, the project partners include universities, colleges and research institutes from Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Germany. LIfBi is involved in the project as a "National Authority" under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt. It is contributing its many years of expertise in the provision of high-quality longitudinal data.

The project partners are pursuing three main objectives: Firstly, it aims to understand the factors that influence educational inequalities and, building on this, develop solutions to counteract them. Secondly, the combination of quantitative and qualitative data should support schools in developing targeted measures to support their students. Thirdly, LINEup aims to strengthen the evidence-based approach in European education, in particular through the use of longitudinal data.

LINEup comprises two main strands of work: firstly, an analysis of existing data to identify trends and patterns in educational inequalities. Secondly, a qualitative study that provides insights into the implementation of interventions to support students. The project focuses on the educational success of students aged 6 to 18 in primary and secondary schools. It examines how educational success is influenced by factors such as socio-economic background, migration background or school systems.

The LINEup project aims to make an important contribution to improving educational research and practice in Europe. The data collected should help not only researchers, but also political decision-makers and practitioners to develop targeted measures to improve education systems.

To the project page: 

New data source for educational research in Europe: EU project LINEup
Christian Lue / unsplash

More News