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NEPS Data Portfolio

The panel data of six NEPS starting cohorts and the longitudinal data of two finalized NEPS additional studies are provided, free of charge, to researchers in the form of Scientific Use Files. All data sets are released in Stata and SPSS format with metadata in German and English language. The download of data packages presupposes a valid Data Use Agreement and a Login to the website. Access to the Semantic Data Structure Files is possible without any requirements. These files are “emptied” Scientific Use Files which can be used for exploring the data structure and the metadata.

The Scientific Use Files of NEPS are cumulatively prepared and documented, i.e., the current data version does not only include the information from the latest survey wave but also the information from all previous survey waves. Each version of a Scientific Use File is clearly labeled by a DOI (Digitial Object Identifier). The button “Expand All” lists all former data versions in the table. As a basic rule, we recommend to use the most current data version of a Scientific Use File.


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  DOI
(Link to Landing Page)
Date of
Release
Semantic Data
Structure File
Download
(requires login)
Starting Cohort 1
Version 6.0.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC1:6.0.0 2019-03-29 ZIP ZIP
Starting Cohort 2
Version 8.0.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC2:8.0.0 2019-06-12 ZIP ZIP
Starting Cohort 3
Version 8.0.1 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:8.0.1 2019-05-07 ZIP ZIP
Starting Cohort 4
Version 10.0.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC4:10.0.0 2019-04-01 ZIP ZIP
Starting Cohort 5
Version 12.0.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC5:12.0.0 2019-07-26 ZIP ZIP
Starting Cohort 6
Version 9.0.1 doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC6:9.0.1 2018-12-11 ZIP ZIP
Additional Study Thuringia
Version 2.0.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:TH:2.0.0 2014-12-03 ZIP ZIP
Additional Study Baden-Wuerttemberg
Version 3.2.0 doi:10.5157/NEPS:BW:3.2.0 2018-01-15 ZIP ZIP

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  News

New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (First-Year Students) released
7/26/2019
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Short lectures and panel discussion on the subject of “educational paths”: invitation of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the University of Bamberg
6/25/2019
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Submission of abstracts for this year's NEPS Conference and the Conference "Bildung und Raum" now possible
6/14/2019
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 2 (Kindergarten) released
6/12/2019
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