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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) was established by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in accordance with all federal government departments in 2004. It superseded the founding committee of the German Data Forum and continued its activities. The German Data Forum is an independent council of empirical researchers from universities, university-level institutions, and institutions of independent scientific research as well as representatives from important data producers in Germany. It consists of sixteen members. The members for the fifth period of office were appointed in July 2014.

Representatives of the Empirical Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

Prof. Dr. Cordula ArteltProf. Dr. Cordula Artelt
Professor of Educational Research at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas BauerProf. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer
Professor of Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum and Vice President of the RWI Essen (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)

 

Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-GansProf. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans
Professor of Empirical Economic Sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Prof. Dr. Kai MaazProf. Dr. Kai Maaz
Professor of Education Systems and Society at Goethe University Frankfurt a.M. and director of the department Educational Structure and Governance at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Prof. Dr. Beatrice RammstedtProf. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt
Professor of Psychological Assessment, Survey Design and Methodology at the University of Mannheim and head of the division Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS

 

Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D.Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D. - Chair
Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Prof. Dr. Frank Michael SpinathProf. Dr. Frank Michael Spinath
Professor of Individual Differences and Psycho-diagnostics at the Saarland University

 

Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing
Professor of Sociology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

 

 

Representatives of Data Production

Stefan BenderStefan Bender, Deutsche BundesbankVice Chair
Head of the Research Data and Service Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank

 

Prof. Dr. Manfred EhlingProf. Dr. Manfred Ehling, Federal Statistical Office
Head of the division Mathematical and Statistical Methods at the Research Data Center and Professor at the Business School of the University of Applied Sciences Fresenius, Idstein

 

Hans-Josef FischerHans-Josef Fischer, Statistical Offices of the "Länder"
President of IT.NRW (Landesbetriebe Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen)

 

Dr. Cornelia LangeDr. Cornelia Lange, Robert Koch Institute
Head of the division Health Interview Surveys and European Cooperation

 

Sabine OhsmannSabine Ohsmann, German Pension Insurance
Department Research and Development at the German Pension Insurance

 

David SchillerDavid Schiller, Federal Employment Agency
Research Data Center of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

 

Prof. Dr. Gert G. WagnerProf. Dr. Gert G. Wagner, German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)
Member of the Executive Board of German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

 

Dr. Heike WirthDr. Heike Wirth, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Department Monitoring Society and Social Change, German Microdata Lab (GML)
 

 

Former members of the fifth period of office

Dr. Ulf von KalckreuthDr. Ulf von Kalckreuth, Deutsche Bundesbank
Head of Section in the Statistics Department