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Berliner Forschungslandschaft / Berlin Science Survey

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, RMZ, Principal Investigator: Dr. Jens Ambrasat, Project Staff: Dr. Denise Lüdtke, Duration: 05/2022-10/2026

The project was extended and now runs as Berliner Forschungslandschaft / Berlin Science Survey from 05/2022 to 10/2026 (duration of predecessor project: 05/2020- 04/2022).

The core of the project "Berlin Research Landscape", which is located at the Robert K. Merton Center, is the Berlin Science Survey (BSS). The BSS is an online-based trend study on the development of the research culture in Berlin from the perspective of the scientists working there. The pilot study took place in the winter semester 2021/2022 and further survey waves will follow in a 2-year rhythm. In addition, a subsample of the respondents will be recruited into a so-called "volunteer panel", with which topic-specific ad hoc surveys are planned between the repeat surveys of the BSS.

In the BSS, the experiences and assessments of scientists* are regularly surveyed on topics such as collaborations, open science, knowledge transfer, diversity and promotion of young scientists. The focus is on the sometimes very different subject-cultural conditions. The results of the BSS can reveal trends and changes in research culture over time. At the same time, the results, together with data from other data sources, are incorporated into the BUA monitoring, which critically reflects the changes in the Berlin research area brought about by science policy control.

Further information can be found on the project page of the project.