Partner Institutes

AIP | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (formerly Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, therefore abbreviated AIP) is a publicly funded German research institute founded in 1992, which emerged from the Berlin Observatory and the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam (AOP). The latter was the first observatory worldwide to explicitly emphasize the research field of astrophysics. The AIP is located in Potsdam-Babelsberg, which also includes the Einstein Tower Solar Observatory and the Great Refractor on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

Staff: Olaf Michaelis

DIE | German Institute for Adult Education, Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning

The German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning (DIE) is an institution for science, practice and politics of adult and continuing education in Germany. The institute, funded by federal and state governments, is a member of the Leibniz Association and conducts research on issues relating to the teaching and learning of adults, continuing education programs, continuing education institutions, and the political and institutional framework for lifelong learning. The institute also contributes to the transfer of knowledge in Germany and Europe and provides infrastructures for research and practice.

Staff: Elke Bongartz, Harald Kaluza

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

The DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education operates the Research Data Center (RDC) Education, which has set itself the goal of securing, preparing and making available relevant data sets and instruments in the field of educational research. It focuses in particular on the area of school and teaching research. The services of the RDC Education focus on qualitative research data in the form of audio and video data and data derived therefrom (especially transcripts, protocols, codings, ratings). In addition, quantitative survey instruments (questionnaires, scales, tests) are also provided for subsequent use. The documented contents are made accessible in a user-friendly and quality-assured manner via a central repository.

Staff: Gianpiero Favella, Ursula Kirschner

DIW | German Institute for Economic Research / German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is one of the largest and longest-running multidisciplinary panel studies in the world. Currently, about 30,000 people in nearly 15,000 households are surveyed annually. At the same time, the SOEP is a research-based infrastructure facility at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research), one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany since 1925. It researches economic and social science contexts and, on this basis, advises politics and society. DIW Berlin is independent and, as a member of the Leibniz Association, mainly financed by public funds. Under the umbrella of the Leibniz Association, the SOEP is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German states.

DJI | German Youth Institute

The DJI, based in Munich and Halle, is one of the largest social science research institutes in Europe. For more than 50 years it has been researching the living conditions of children, young people and families, advising the federal, state and local authorities and providing important impulses for professional practice. To be able to provide these impulses, DJI regularly conducts and analyzes large-scale survey studies such as AID:A (Growing up in Germany: Everyday Worlds) and the DJI – Childcare Study (KiBS). After completion of the projects, the collected data is also made available to external scientists in the form of Scientific Use Files. The data is archived and made available by the DJI’s research data center.

Staff: Susanne Kuger, Dominik Braun

DZHW | German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies

The German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) is a research institute funded by the German federal and state governments and located in Hannover and Berlin. As an international center of excellence in higher education and science research, the DZHW conducts data collection and analysis, provides research-based services for higher education and science policy and provides the scientific community with a research infrastructure in the field of higher education and science research.

Staff: Karsten Stephan, Anne Gärtner

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, based in Mannheim and Cologne, is the largest German infrastructure facility for the social sciences. It supports researchers in the social sciences with basic research-based services and consulting covering all levels of the scientific process.

Staff: Reiner Mauer, Anja Perry, Sebastian Netscher, Anna Schwickerath, Simon Eckert, Eva Terkatz

IQB | Institute for Educational Quality Improvement

The Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) is an independent research institute at the Humboldt University of Berlin that supports the states in the Federal Republic of Germany in quality development and quality assurance of the general education system. Among other things, the IQB is commissioned to conduct regular random sample-based school performance studies to monitor the achievement of national educational standards. The Research Data Center at the IQB publishes data from such large-scale school achievement studies and other educational studies involving competency measurements.

Staff: Malte Jansen, Julia Künstler-Sment, Marius Dahlem

LIfBi | Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), founded in 2014 at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, serves to promote longitudinal research in the field of education. It provides fundamental, nationally and internationally significant, research-based infrastructures for empirical educational research. The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) forms the core of the institute. In cooperation with an interdisciplinary, Germany-wide network of excellence, the NEPS study collects, processes, and publishes data on competence developments, decisions, and returns to education in formal, non-formal, and informal contexts over the entire life span.

Staff: Daniel Fuß, Timo Reichert

Qualiservice | University Bremen

The Research Data Center Qualiservice at the University of Bremen archives qualitative research data from all social science disciplines and makes it available for scientific re-use. Qualiservice covers a broad spectrum of qualitative data. In addition to data curation, Qualiservice offers an extensive range of information and consulting services. The Qualiservice consortium includes the World Archive PANGAEA, the State and University Library Bremen and the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Together with the Library of the Humboldt University Berlin, Qualiservice is responsible for the Social and Cultural Anthropology Information Service. As part of the Consortium for Social, Educational, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (KonsortSWD), Qualiservice coordinates the development of an infrastructure for the federated archiving of qualitative research data.

ZeLB | Center for Teacher Training and Education Research

The Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research at the University of Potsdam (ZeLB) is a joint decentralized organizational unit of the teacher training faculties and bears overall responsibility for teacher training and educational research at the University of Potsdam. In research projects and within the framework of university teaching, expertise in the creation and use of video data in educational research has been built up (e.g. in instructional videos, video vignettes in microteaching, videos for self-reflection). In cooperation with the University Library and the research data working group of the University of Potsdam, the ZeLB will bundle the experience of itself and its partners to use it for the development and evaluation of DDPs for audio-visual media.

Staff: Julia Jennek

ZPID | Leibniz Institute for Psychology

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) is the central, supra-regional information infrastructure for psychology in the German-speaking countries. It supports the entire scientific work process from the collection of ideas and literature research, through the documentation of research work and archiving of data, to the publication of results, and is oriented towards an ideal research cycle. It is committed to the idea of Open Science and sees itself as a Public Open Science Institute for Psychology.

Staff: Martin Kerwer