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Update for Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 4 (Grade 9) released

5/15/2018
An updated data version 9.1.1 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 4 is now available for scientific use.
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 1 (Newborns) released

5/8/2018
New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 1 are now available in version 5.0.0 for scientific use.
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Announcement of the 3rd International NEPS Conference

5/2/2018

On November 22-23, 2018, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) will host the 3rd International NEPS Conference. Proposals for contributions can be submitted from now on.

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Projects LIFETRACK and SEED start at LIfBi

4/20/2018

In January 2018, two new projects started at LIfBi: Research projects SEED and LIFETRACK are part of the European research program “Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life Course” (DIAL).

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (First-Year Students) released

4/19/2018
New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 are now available in version 10.0.0 for scientific use.
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New Interim Director at LIfBi

4/6/2018

Starting on April 1, 2018, Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert has taken over the position of Interim Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and will thus also lead the NEPS study “Educational Trajectories in Germany”. She succeeds Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz, who had been managing the Institute during its dynamic development phase after the retirement of Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach.

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Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz (right) passes the symbolical baton to Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert (left).

Updates for the Scientific Use Files of Starting Cohort 2 (Kindergarten) and Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released

3/7/2018
Updated data versions 6.0.1 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 2 and 7.0.1 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 are now available for scientific use.
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5th Annual General Meeting of NEPS

2/23/2018
On February 19, 2018, the Annual General Meeting of NEPS met in Bamberg for the fifth time. Besides electing the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Annual General Meeting of NEPS and the members of the NEPS Network Committee, the meeting focused on the report of the Interim Director, Prof. Sandra Buchholz.
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Research Data Center LIfBi featured on EduserverBlog

2/6/2018
Dr. Daniel Fuß, Head of the Research Data Center LIfBi (RDC LIfBi) in an interview on the available data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the tasks of the RDC LIfBi, and future challenges.
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First Representative Population Study Among Adolescents in Germany: Video Games Hardly Influence Cognitive Abilities

1/22/2018

Playing a lot of video games makes adolescents stupid—a statement that is often referred to by the term “digital dementia”. This popular assumption is challenged by studies in which video gamers demonstrate a quicker perception and can solve complex problems more easily. Researchers could not validate either assumption through their new study. They did not find any significant correlation between the time 15-year-olds spend playing video games and their cognitive abilities.

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Update for Scientific Use File of Additional Study Baden-Wuerttemberg (Version 3.2.0) released

1/15/2018
An updated data version 3.2.0 for the NEPS Additional Study Baden-Wuerttemberg is now available for scientific use.
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NEPSforum launched: A new platform for exchange around the NEPS data

1/9/2018
At the beginning of this year, the Research Data Center at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (RDC LIfBi) has started a new service. The NEPSforum is an online discussion platform that is now open to all interested persons for their questions, answers and comments around the data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).
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