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Members 7th appointment period (July 2020 – July 2023)

The German Data Forum (RatSWD) is an independent council of empirical researchers from universities, university-level institutions, institutions of independent scientific research as well as representatives from important data producers in Germany. It consists of twenty members.

Mitglieder und Gäste auf der 63. Sitzung des RatSWD

Representatives of empirical social, behavioural and economic research in the RatSWD

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Eid
    Professor of Methods and Evaluation, Department of Education and Psychology, Free University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
    Professor of Political Sociology of the Federal Republic of Germany, Department of Politics and Social Sciences, Free University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Gross
    Professorin für Methoden der Quantitativen Empirischen Sozialforschung, Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Lüdtke
    Professor of Pedagogical-Psychological Methodology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Department Director of the Department of Pedagogical-Psychological Methodology at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Miethe
    Professor of General Educational Science, Institute of Educational Science, Justus Liebig University Gießen
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider – Vice Chair
    Professor of Finance and Taxation, Department of Economics, University of Wuppertal
    Chairwoman of the WIB – Wuppertal Institute for Research in Economics of Education
  • Prof. Dr. Laura Seelkopf
    Professor for International Comparative Public Policy, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Strobel
    Professor of Personality Psychology and Diagnostics, Institute of Psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing
    Professor of Sociology, focus on methods of qualitative social research, Institute of Sociology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter
    Professor of Empirical Economics, Faculty of Economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Representatives of data production in the RatSWD

  • Prof. Stefan Bender
    German Bundesbank
    Head of the Research Data and Service Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein
    FDZ Qualiservice
    Professor of Qualitative Methods and Micro-Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Bremen
    Head of the Methods Research Department at the SOCIUM Research Centre Inequality and Social Policy
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans – Chair
    German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW)
    Professor of Empirical Research on Higher Education and Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover
    Scientific Director of the German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp (until October 2020)
    Sozio-oekonomisches Panel SOEP am DIW Berlin

    Professor für Soziologie, Freie Universität Berlin
    Vize-Direktor des Sozio-ökonomischen Panels (SOEP) am Deutschen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)
  • Dr. Jan Goebel (since October 2020)
    Socio-Economic Panel SOEP at DIW Berlin
    Vice Director of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin
    Head of Data-Operation and Research Data Centre at the
    SOEP Infrastructure Facility
  • Sabine Ohsmann
    German Pension Insurance Association
    Research and Development Division of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Trappmann
    Federal Employment Agency
    Professor of Sociology, esp. Survey Methodology, Otto Friedrich University Bamberg
    Head of the “Labour Market and Social Security” Panel (PASS), Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the Federal Employment Agency
  • Dr. Daniel Vorgrimler
    Federal Statistical Office
    Head of Division B Strategy and Planning, International Relations, Research and Communication
  • Dr. Heike Wirth
    GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    Department of Continuous Monitoring of Society, Head of the German Microdata Lab (GML)
  • Dr. Sylvia Zühlke
    Statistical Offices of the Länder
    Head of the Statistics Division of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Office for Information and Technology (IT.NRW)
  • PD Dr. Thomas Lampert † (since Dec. 2020)
    Robert Koch-Institut (RKI)

Guests of the RatSWD

  • Dr. Daniel FußChair of the FDI committee
    Research Data Center of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (RDC-LIfBi)
  • Dr. Eckard Kämper
    German Research Foundation (DFG), Programme Director Humanities and Social Sciences 2: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig
    Institute of Sociology at the FU Berlin
  • Tatjana MikaChair of the FDI committee
    Research Data Centre of the German Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV)
  • Dr. Katharina Pijnenburg
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Social Sciences and Humanities Division
  • Bertram Raum
    Expert for Data Protection Law
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Rockmann
    Institute for School Quality at the FU Berlin; Vice State Returning Officer for Berlin