LIS provides training for researchers through its annual Introductory Workshop in Luxembourg, and  LIS Workshops in other countries.

The LIS Introductory Summer Workshop in Luxembourg

The LIS Introductory Summer Workshop is a one-week intensive course designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy, using the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS). Attendees will also be introduced to the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS).

The workshop format includes a mix of lectures on comparative research, laboratory sessions and individual one-on-one advisory sessions. Workshop faculty includes the LIS Directors, Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti, the LIS staff and guest lecturers. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be fully trained to use the databases independently.

In addition, the winners of the annual Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award and World Bank/LIS Gender Research Award will present their papers.

LIS welcomes applications from researchers with varying levels of knowledge and experience. The language of instruction is English.

Participants are responsible for their own tuition and transportation to and from Luxembourg.  The €1,500 tuition covers instructional materials, single-occupancy accommodations, and full board.

Unfortunately, LIS is not able to offer partial or full scholarships.  Applicants are encouraged to seek third-party funding. LIS staff will be happy to assist in any way needed.

Country and Regional Workshops

LIS conducts one- and two-day workshops outside Luxembourg, upon request. Such workshops may be arranged for participants at a particular research center, for users or potential users in a particular country, or to attract users for a geographic region. If interested, please email

Upcoming Workshops

LIS Introductory Summer Workshop
LIS Introductory Summer Workshop

The next LIS Introductory Summer Workshop will be held 29 June – 5 July 2014, at the University of Luxembourg campus. The winner of the 2014 Aldi Hagenaars Award will be invited to present his or her paper. Our annual Summer Lecture will also be taking place that week. 2014 Workshop Application – deadline is [...]

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