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


Meet LIfBi researchers at "Book a Scientist" for a conversation

What influence do siblings have on the educational trajectories and the development of children? (How) does a mandatory insurance for house owners help against flood hazards? Does eating in harmony with the internal clock work? On these and 127 other topics, researchers from all disciplines of the Leibniz Association will give an insight into their research and answer individual questions. This year, the scientific speed-dating format "Book a Scientist" will take place virtually on November 10 and can be booked now. Four LIfBi scientists will also be taking part.

Children without siblings are egocentric and the youngest child always has jester`s licence? Claudia Karwath discusses these and similar assumptions about the network of relationships between siblings. She deals with the influence of sibling relationships on the development and especially on the educational progress of children. On "Book a Scientist," she explains how sibling relationships change over the course of life and whether well-known stereotypes actually apply.

Most people in our society can read, but that doesn't mean that everyone can cope with the flood of digital information. How do our attitudes and contexts influence how we process information? And how do we best deal with the various offers of (false?) facts and opinions on the Internet? Cornelia Schoor researches learning and teaching with digital media and especially information processing skills for reading.

Germany ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 and is thus obliged, among other things, to implement an "inclusive school system". For the Federal Republic, with its dense and differentiated special school system, this is a major challenge. More than ten years after the convention came into force, the majority of children with special needs still attend a special school. On "Book a Scientist," Sebastian Steinmetz discusses the question: How can we succeed in strengthening the rights of people in the education system and establishing inclusive structures?

The results of scientific surveys often need a long time to be published. If you want to know why this is the case and get to know the "clockwork" behind a social science study with several thousand respondents, Roman Auriga's talk is the right place for you. He explains what is behind the term "scientific infrastructure," how large-scale scientific studies are organized, and what data protection is like when many, sometimes sensitive, details about the lives of the participants are recorded.

All topics and dates here: 

Registration is by e-mail. The offer is free of charge, the discussions take place virtually.

More News