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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

Domain Data Protocols for Empirical Educational Research


The aim of the joint project was to develop so-called Domain Data Protocols (DDPs) in order to ensure adequate quality assurance and re-use of empirical educational research data. DDPs are publicly available, adaptive and referencable standard protocols for data management with the claim of mapping all relevant aspects of research data management concerning data quality, data preparation and curation, data documentation, research process organization, legal considerations as well as FAIR principles of data sharing (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable).



The LIfBi subproject contributed to the overall project in particular with its expertise in the planning and implementation of longitudinal surveys, the application of specific sample designs, the administration of studies with several survey groups ("multi-actor perspective") and the collection of performance and competence data. Another focus of work was the consideration of local, national and European laws and regulations, in particular data protection laws, copyrights and ethical codes of conduct.



The protocols were intended to support scientists in generating high-quality and re-usable data that meet the current demands on reproducibility, FAIR-principles, open science, data protection as well as ethical issues. In addition, they should have contributed to making the process of applying for funding and the associated assessment and monitoring processes more efficient. The technical implementation of the generated protocols was facilitated by the Research Data Management Organizer (RDMO), an open source software for planning and running research projects.



Within the project, a standardised data management plan for educational research (Stamp) was developed. This provides concrete instructions for planning, implementing and documenting data management measures. It is made available and maintained on the website of the German Network for Educational Research Data:


Project profile

  • Project lead and applicant at LIfBi: Dr. Daniel Fuß
  • Project duration: 06/2019 – 05/2022

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Link to a bibliography maintained by all project partners.

Project partners
DIE Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsforschung (ZeLB)
Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID)
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
DIW Berlin
Universität Bremen
IQB Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen
DJI Deutsches Jugendinstitut
GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
DIPF Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation