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Research Co-operations

Educational research at DIPF is highly networked. The Institute works closely together with national and international partners when dealing with challenges in education. In many co-operations, DIPF acts as the leading co-ordinator.


Education in Germany

Every two years, the National Report on Education delivers an empirical account of education in Germany, reaching from early childhood to adult education. Each report provides indicator-based information about the general conditions, features, results and output of education processes. It is prepared under the auspices of DIPF, in collaboration with four other co-operation partners.

German Education Server

As a guide to educational information on the web, the German Education Server (Deutscher Bildungsserver, DBS) offers curated information and internet resources to all interested parties from the field of education. Eduserver, the English language version of the DBS, provides access and background information regarding the German education system and its international context. The internet guide to education is a joint venture service provided by the federal government (Bund) and the federal states (Länder). It is jointly offered by DIPF and the Institute for Media in Education (Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht). The co-ordinating office is located at DIPF.

German Education Portal

The German Education Portal (Fachportal Pädagogik) offers literature, research data and instruments as well as collections of information regarding research on the history of education. Its services mainly address professionals in educational research and practice, and those interested in educational science. It is run by the Information Center for Education at DIPF.

German Education Index

The professional information system German Education Index (FIS Bildung) is a bibliographical database that makes available comprehensive references to all areas of education. It is provided by a network of more than 30 co-operation partners from Germany and Switzerland. The co-ordinating office is located at DIPF.

Open Educational Resources Information Centre OERinfo

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research resources freely available on the internet. Subject to a sound legal framework, they can be shared, changed and relayed. In order to compile knowledge about OER, offer a platform for professional exchange and inform the public, the German Education Server, together with different partners, is in the process of launching the OER Information Centre OERinfo.

Co-ordinating Office for the BMBF Research Priority Domain “Cause-related Individual Diagnostics and Intervention in Defined School-related Developmental Disorders“ (ESF)

The co-ordinating office for the BMBF research priority “Cause-related Individual Diagnostics and Intervention in Defined School-related Developmental Disorders“ was established at DIPF and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in the spring of 2011. It is responsible for research and co-operation projects funded by the BMBF within its programmes “School-related Developmental Disorders (Entwicklungsstörungen schulischer Fertigkeiten, ESF)”  and “Neurosciences / Learning and Instruction (Neurowissenschaften und Lehr-Lern-Forschung / Neurowissenschaften – Instruktion – Lernen, NIL)”. It provides professional and organisational as well as technical services for a close collaboration and professional support of the funded projects.

Study on the Development of All-Day Schools

The Study on the Development of All-Day Schools (Studie zur Entwicklung von Ganztagsschulen – StEG) has been assessing the development of all-day schools across all 16 federal states in Germany since 2005. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and the European Social Fund (Europäischer Sozialfonds, ESF). The study is conducted under the auspices of DIPF where all co-ordination takes place.

Other Co-operations

Education through Language and Writing (BISS)

In the programme Education through Language and Writing (Bildung durch Sprache und Schrift, BISS), clusters of day-care facilities and schools work closely together in exchanging their experiences and proven measures of language development. Together with four other institutes, DIPF is a member of the BISS-consortium. The Institute is, for example, in charge of developing a tool database which documents and evaluates diagnostic instruments and teaching materials.

Alliance for Research Data in Education

Together with GESIS (Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences) and the Institute for Quality in Education (IQB), DIPF operates the Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung (Alliance for Research Data in Education).  Accordingly, research data generated in the BMBF Framework Programme for Empirical Educational Research are secured and, if possible, held available for further usage. A technological, organisational and legal infrastructure is being set up, to secure research data in a protected environment, offer research data and research instruments in compliance with the law, inform about the state of studies and data at a central location, and qualify and train users on data management concerns.

PISA international

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses and compares the competencies of 15-year old students in reading, mathematics and the natural sciences. DIPF has contributed to PISA in different ways since 2009. The Institute is responsible for conceptualising, developing and assessing all questionnaires that will be used internationally in 2018.

Centre for International Student Assessment

The Centre for International Student Assessment (Zentrum für internationale Bildungsvergleichsstudien, ZIB) co-ordinates the PISA study activities in Germany as well as all German research on international comparative assessments of education. As a permanent member of the ZIB, DIPF contributes with its competency and experience with large scale assessments and its expertise in technology based assessment.

last modified Apr 11, 2017