When: Thu, 28.01.2021 6:30 PM until Fri, 29.01.2021 5:00 PM
Where: Hamburg Research Academy, Gorch-Fock-Wall 7, 20354 Hamburg
This workshop addresses young researchers from all STEM subjects / natural sciences, who want to understand the logic of peer review processes. The workshop presents different review strategies and background information from the perspective of research funders.
The participants need to prepare short [mock] applications and act as reviewers in two panel meetings. By “playing” the process of a peer review meeting (and making all the mistakes) the participants learn on the example how peer review works, about its strength and shortcomings. They profit twice: as future applicants they will be able to address their specific review audience in a much more specific way, and in their role as future reviewers they collect insights that will help them to make peer review work better.
Please note that it is obligatory for all workshop participants to attend the lecture on Peer Review on Thursday, 18 June (6:30 pm - 8 pm).
Preparation for the workshop:
Please prepare for the workshop the following (deadline: 5 June 2020):
1. One page (max.) application for fictional project (pdf)
2. Short presentation for this project
Shortly previous to workshop (12 June 2020):
1. All mock applications will be sent to all participants
2. Participants prepare for panel meeting by selecting the best two applications
Doctoral researchers, postdocs
Hamburg Research Academy
Dr. Oliver Grewe completed his doctorate in neuroscience on emotional reactions to music and transferred to science management after his first postdoc, initially at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the wissenschaftlichen Kommission Niedersachsen. He has been a consultant at the Volkswagen Foundation since 2011, where he is responsible STEM Freigeist Fellowships. Since 2015 he is also active as a freelance trainer and coach.
This workshop is open to all users of the Hamburg Research Academy. The participation is free of charge.