As a research institute working for government departments within the framework of political consulting, the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) is an important reference for the Federal Government and the Ministries when it comes to population-related issues, whilst at the same time being an important partner for research facilities at home and abroad in the field of population studies.
The BiB was established in 1973 as a federal institution and belongs to the executive agencies of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. The establishment decree of the Federal Minister of the Interior of 12 February 1973 was supplemented by the decree of 28 July 1995, as well as by the new decree of 21 November 2007.
The BiB is supported in its scientific research by a Board of Trustees composed of nine researchers and nine representatives of the government departments.
46 individuals are currently employed at the BiB, including 35 researchers. The Institute is managed as an administrative community with the Federal Statistical Office, and is situated in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Since April 1st, 2009, Prof. Norbert F. Schneider is head of the Federal Institute for Population Research.