Marcel Hebing, Dr.

Marcel is data scientist and founder of Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), a think and do tank dedicated to extracting and communicating insights.

His background in computer science, sociology, and statistics brings a rare understanding of data quality issues in statistics, interpretation and machine learning scenarios.

Marcel’s work focuses on three pillars: (1) generating profound and actionable insights using statistical and machine learning methods, (2) building highly automated software infrastructures for data management and analysis, and (3) ensuring highest quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle, to offer a profound basis for social, political, and economic decision making.

Marcel’s most recent experience includes seven years of building software infrastructure for one of the world’s largest socio-economic datasets (Socio-economic Panel Study, SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany.

As an associate researcher at the research programme “Knowledge & Society” at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Marcel works on topics related to open science and research integrity, in particular data quality and data management.

Marcel Hebing

Position

Associated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation

Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications

Books

Hebing, M. (2016). A Metadata-Driven Approach to Panel Data Management and Its Application in DDI on Rails: Dissertation. Bamberg: opus. Publication details

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Hebing, M., Wunderlich, L., & Ebert, J. (2017). Rethinking Academic Publications: Developing an open-source- framework for a multi-layer narrative in online publishing. xCoAx Proceedings of the conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, 2017, 29–36. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., Hebing, M., & Linek, S. (2017). A reputation economy: how individual reward considerations trump systemic arguments for open access to data. Palgrave Communications, 3. Publication details

Linek, S. B., Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2017). Data sharing as social dilemma: Influence of the researcher’s personality. PLoS ONE, 12(8). Publication details

Fecher, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hebing, M., & Wagner, G. G. (2017). Replikationen, Reputation und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 68(3). Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2015). What Drives Academic Data Sharing? PLOS ONE, 10(2). Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Schmitz, A., Yanenko, O. & Hebing, M. (2012). Identifying Artificial Actors in E-Dating: A Probabilistic Segmentation Based on Interactional Pattern Analysis. (pp. 319-327) Heidelberg: Springer. Publication details

Working paper

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., Hebing, M., Linek, S., & Sauermann, A. (2015). A Reputation Economy: Results from an Empirical Survey on Academic Data Sharing. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper, No. 1454. Publication details

Hebing, M., Griese, F., Napieraj, J., Pahl, M., Stolpe, C. & Wagner, G.G. (2014). Zur Struktur von empirischen Sozial-, Verhaltens- und Wirtschaftsforschern: ein Überblick über die Ergebnisse der SOEP-Nutzerbefragungen. SOEPpapers, 708. Publication details

Wagner, G.G., Engelmann, M., Goebel, J., Griese, F., Hebing, M., Napieraj, J., Pahl, M., Stolpe, C., Wimmer, M., Eickelpasch, A., & Schupp, J. (2014). “Citizen Science” auf Basis des SOEP: Entwicklung und erste Anwendung eines Software-Tools für “Bürgerdialoge”. SOEPpapers, 666. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike, S., & Hebing, M. (2014). What drives academic data sharing? Working Paper Series des Rates für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten, No. 236. Publication details

Fecher, B., Friesike S. & Hebing, M. (2014). What drives academic data sharing? SOEPpapers, 655. Publication details

Barkow, I., Block, W., Greenfield, J., Gregory, A., Hebing, M., Hoyle, L., & Zenk-Möltgen, W. (2013). Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model. DDI Working Paper Series Longitudinal Best Practices, 5. Publication details

Other publications

Hebing, M., Wunderlich, L., & Ebert, J. (2017). Form follows function? Challenging the academic narrative. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Ebert, J., Wunderlich, L., & Hebing, M. (2017). Data, Information, Interaction. A multi-layer approach in online publishing. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Hebing, M. & Goebel, J. (2017). The SOEP Metadata Documentation System: paneldata.org. Publication details

Hebing, M., Ebert, J., & Schildhauer, T. (2017). Startup Ökosysteme. Eine Studie des Alexander von Humboldt Instituts für Internet und Gesellschaft. Publication details

Hebing, M. & Goebel, J. (2016). The New SOEP Metadata Documentation System: Paneldata.org. Publication details

Goebel, J. & Hebing, M. (2015). The New SOEP Metadata Portal. Publication details

Fecher, B., Frisike S., Hebing, M., Linek S., & Sauermann A. (2015). Academia is a reputation economy — data-sharing policies should take incentives into account. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Fecher, B., Frisike S., Hebing, M., & Linek S. (2015). Reputation instead of obligation: forging new policies to motivate academic data sharing. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities

Lectures and presentations

Rethinking Academic Publications: Developing an Open-source Framework for a Multi-layer Narrative in Online Publishing
5th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx). xCoAx. Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal: 06.07.2017

Marcel Hebing, Larissa Wunderlich, Julia Ebert

Vorstellung der Startup-Benchmarking GER 2020: Globale Start-up-Ökosysteme – Wo steht Deutschland?
Zeit Wirtschaftsforum. Zeit. Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany: 03.11.2016

Thomas Schildhauer, Marcel Hebing

Data Availability and Reuse – Results of An Empirical Study Among German Researchers
The 6th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). The organizing committee - Bart Meuleman, Annelies Blom, Eldad Davidov, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Nick Allum, Patrick Sturgis. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland: 13.07.2015

Benedikt Fecher, Marcel Hebing, Sascha Frisike