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Here you can find out everything about the workshops and the workshop leaders of (In)Credible Research!

The workshops will take place on Thursday, October 29, between 1-3 pm.

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Squiggly lines can be scientific too: cartoonifying your research with Pedromics

Facilitator: Pedro Velica, PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Workshop Description:

In this workshop we will explore the use of cartoons as tool for science communication.

Biography:

Pedro is a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden where he studies how cancer interacts with the immune system and how the availability of oxygen affects that interaction. In his free time he draws science cartoons and publishes them online under the name Pedromics. 

Day & Time: Workshop round 1, Thursday 7th October, 10:45-12:15

Female empowerment - How we can have it all

Facilitator: Prof. Joëlle Rüegg, Uppsala University, Sweden

Workshop Description:

In this interactive lecture, I will share my own experiences and thoughts on which factors have helped me to “have it all”. This will be followed by an interactive session to discuss the following points: which hurdles have you encountered or are fearing to encounter; which factors help to decrease these hurdles; which factors increase these hurdles? Finally, we will discuss what we can do, as an individual or group, to “get it all”. I hope to provide you with inspiration, new thoughts, and concrete measures to reach your goals.

Biography:

Joëlle Rüegg is professor and chair for environmental toxicology at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research focuses on understanding of molecular effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, in particular during neurodevelopment. Apart from leading her own research group and the unit of environmental toxicology, she is engaged in the committees for societal interaction and for equal opportunities at the Science & Technology faculty at Uppsala University. She has a partner and two children (12 and 14 years old).

Day & Time: Workshop round 1, Thursday 7th October, 10:45-12:15

Reproducibility and Replications

Facilitator: Dr. Ulf Tölch, Berlin Institute of Health

Workshop Description:

The replication crisis is about unexpectedly failed replications across many research fields. On the way to a successful replication are, however, many challenges. We will cover two in this workshop: reproducibility and understanding failure as part of the scientific process. Through this, we will evaluate what exactly “crisis” means and where opportunities for responsible research emerge. This workshop will be slightly biased to life and natural sciences but participants from all disciplines are welcome to explore statistical mysteries and social dilemmas.

Biography:

Ulf obtained his PhD in biology and later turned into psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Currently, he is responsible for educational formats at the BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research in Berlin where he also heads the research group on Systemic Perspectives in Translational Biomedicine.

Day & Time: Workshop round 1, Thursday 7th October, 10:45-12:15

Networking: tips & tricks for the right strategy and having fun doing it

Facilitator: Dominique Leikauf, Transformation Management DKB Service GmbH

Workshop Description:

In this workshop we will work together on your personal brand, visibility of the topics you are interested in and finding the right strategy for you. Let's network together!

Biography:

Dominique Leikauf is a networker by heart and is strongly committed to the topics of diversity and female empowerment. She is a co-author of the Spiegel bestseller - "Die Zukunftsrepublik". Furthermore, Dominique hosts the podcast "Let's Change.” It is important to her to highlight how important networking is and how easy and joyful it can be for everyone. Networking doesn't necessarily take long, it just requires the right tools, the right attitude and, above all, a good deal of fun.

Day & Time: Workshop round 1, Thursday 7th October, 10:45-12:15

Teaching as an Early Career Scientist: Part 1 Learning objectives in university teaching

Facilitator: Dr. Natalie Enders, Universität Hildesheim

Workshop Description:

As university teachers, in our classes, we all pursue different kinds of goals. E.g., we want students to remember basic knowledge and/or engage them in critical thinking. Recent meta-analysis indicates that establishing clear learning goals and communicating them to students significantly improves students’ learning outcomes (e.g., Schneider & Preckel, 2017). Therefore, in this workshop, we will learn more about the different kinds of learning objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain), how to write them down and how to communicate them to students in a comprehensible way.

Biography: 

Dr. Natalie Enders is a scientific research associate at University of Hildesheim, Germany. Her research interest focuses on students’ self-regulated (online-)learning and effective methods of instruction in higher education. In 2021, she co-founded the interest group “Psychology and research on teaching and learning” within the German Association for Academic Development (dt. Gesellschaft für Hochschuldidaktik) which is currently working on bridging the gap between educational practice and psychological research on teaching and learning in higher education. 

Day & Time: Workshop round 1, Thursday 7th October, 10:45-12:15

Amplify the reach of your research with open access

Facilitator: Jenny Delasalle, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Workshop Description:

A workshop in the English language, which focuses on open access (OA) publishing. Defines key types of open access and considers the advantages of publishing open access. Participants are invited to bring titles or ideally ISSNs of journals where they are published already or where they wish to publish (whether OA journals or not), which can be used as examples in the workshop. Successes and challenges of OA publishing will be considered, including opportunities for OA beyond the journal article. During the workshop, participants will be invited to reflect on the question: Which type of OA works best for me, and why?

Biography:

Jenny Delasalle from the Open Access team of the Charité Medical Library has worked in support of researchers for over twenty years. She has experience in both Germany and the UK as a professional librarian, including five years as a freelancer working for universities, publishers and software providers.

Day & Time: Workshop round 2, Thursday 7th October, 14:40-16:10

Me and My Supervisor

Facilitator: Síofra McSherry, PhD, Scienza – Science Coaching

Workshop Description:

In this short workshop doctoral candidates will learn how to navigate the sometimes challenging relationship with their supervisor, address problems professionally, and build positive interactions. Advice is given on the basic structure of the supervisory relationship in Germany. Participants explore the expectations they have of their supervisor and vice versa, and roles and responsibilities are explained.

Biography:

Síofra McSherry is a trainer and coach with Scienza Science Coaching Berlin. She gives workshops on conflict management, career development, resilience, and diversity, among other topics. She received her PhD in American Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2017.

Day & Time: Workshop round 2, Thursday 7th October, 14:40-16:10

Modern world of work – keep it, change it, leave it

Facilitator: Kerstin Findeisen

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, nuts and bolts of Change management/New work/Modern world of work will be presented, and participants will have discussion on possibilities and challenges. The discussion will address questions such as: 

  • What could be playing fields for ECRs in the industry or the public sector? 

  • What are topics that need further scientific support? 

Biography:

As head of transformation of a workplace consulting company and experienced change manager and coach Kerstin got some deep inside about challenges and opportunities of the so called NewWork. She is responsible for developing and managing programs for corporates of different industries as well as in the pubic sector. With her background of a Scrum Master, agile methods and knowledge organizational development she is driving the change of the digital culture.

Day & Time: Workshop round 2, Thursday 7th October, 14:40-16:10

Power abuse - what can we - early career researchers - do to tackle it?

Facilitator: Marta Oliveira, PhD

Workshop Description:

We will dive through the complex aspects of power abuse in academic environments and focus on advocacy and activism (bottom-up approaches) to 1. prevent abuse of power and 2. tackle it when it happens. During the workshop, the participants will discuss and be guided to identify realistic steps to drive incremental change their environment, in their working groups and organisations. 

 

Biography: 

Marta Oliveira studied molecular biology in Lisbon, Paris, Uppsala and Berlin, where she did her PhD. During the PhD at Max Delbrueck Center Berlin, Marta engaged in mental health advocacy and organizational culture/design of the institute. Her focus was on prevention and tackling of power abuse and improving the lives of graduate students and survivors of harassment and power abuse. Currently, she works with Dragonfly Mental Health, delivers talks, and consults universities and scientific institutes to help them improve their culture. 

Day & Time: Workshop round 2, Thursday 7th October, 14:40-16:10

Teaching as an Early Career Scientist: Part 2 - What constitutes effective university teaching?

Facilitator: Dr. Natalie Enders, Universität Hildesheim

Workshop:

Educational psychology and educational research provide us with a bundle of helpful information on effective methods of instruction. The workshop will give an overview of what constitutes effective teaching according to the latest studies. We will further discuss how we can use these findings to derive evidence-based instructional decisions for our own classes.

Biography:

Dr. Natalie Enders is a scientific research associate at University of Hildesheim, Germany. Her research interest focuses on students’ self-regulated (online-)learning and effective methods of instruction in higher education. In 2021, she co-founded the interest group “Psychology and research on teaching and learning” within the German Association for Academic Development (dt. Gesellschaft für Hochschuldidaktik) which is currently working on bridging the gap between educational practice and psychological research on teaching and learning in higher education.

Day & Time: Workshop round 2, Thursday 7th October, 14:40-16:10

Improve your skills in how to Visualize your Science

Facilitator: Andreas Dahlin, PhD

Workshop Description:

We all do excellent research that deserves to be presented in the best possible way. We are all good at writing and talking about our findings but what about making diagrams, illustrations, and result charts. Using clear, crisp, and pedagogic images is one of the most powerful methods to explain your research. In this workshop, Andreas will share his knowledge in making scientific drawings and answer the questions: 1) How could I make a simple but yet informative image?; 2) What software should I use?

Biography: 

Andreas Dahlin is an adjunct associate professor in analytical chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has always been interested in the visualization of his and his colleagues’ research. In 2011 Andreas started a PhD course at Uppsala university called “Visualize your Science.” The course quickly became very popular and at the beginning of 2016, Andreas decided to quit his research career and focus entirely on helping other researchers to improve their images and posters for more effective visual communication of their research results. Last year he gave the course to more than 350 researchers, mainly in the Nordic countries. 

Day & Time: Workshop round 3, Friday 8th, 10:45-12:15

Reinventing societies - utopia in industry and research

Facilitator: Lino Zeddies

Workshop description:

How could a positive utopia of industry and research look like? After an introduction on how to employ the utopian mindset, a vision of a utopian society will be presented as a basis for an interactive discussion on how industry and research ideally could and should change in the future.

Biography:

After working as a pluralist economist, money reformer, coach and organizational developer, in which he dealt intensively with societal, organizational as well as inner transformation, his work is focused on integral societal development. He is author of the book "Utopia 2048" and co-founder of the organization "Reinventing Society - Center for Real Utopias", whose mission is to support societal transformation toward a good life for all within planetary boundaries and to empower people to realize their own and systemic future potentials.

Day & Time: Workshop round 3, Friday 8th, 10:45-12:15

How to integrate mixed methods into your study: opportunities and challenges

Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Judith Schoonenboom, University of Vienna, Austria

Workshop Description:

Starting from their own research, participants will identify moments in the research process, where a mixed methods approach may be useful. Together we will classify these opportunities, and discuss their added value, requirements, and challenges. By the end of the session, participants will have identified various "purposes of mixing" that may be useful for their own study. 

Biography: 

Judith Schoonenboom holds the chair for empirical pedagogy at the University of Vienna, Austria. She specializes in mixed methods research in education, with a focus on mixed methods design and the foundations of mixed methods research. Judith is a past President (2020-2021) of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) and an associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 

Day & Time: Workshop round 3, Friday 8th, 10:45-12:15

(In)credible researchers – creating diverse research teams in a diverse world

Facilitator: Jakob Feldtfos Christensen

Workshop Description:

In this workshop we’ll talk about the importance of diversity in research, how internationalisation can be a challenge and how the university sector is built for monoculture. Finally, we talk about how you early in your careers can make diversity an integrated part of how you think about research and research teams and how you can show leadership in this field.

Biography:

Jakob Feldtfos Christensen has worked with research support and later internationalisation and talent development at Aarhus University in Denmark before founding his company DIVERSIunity where he consults and runs workshops in making diversity and internationalization work in research and research management. He is also the co-host of “The Diversity in Research Podcast”.

Day & Time: Workshop round 3, Friday 8th, 10:45-12:15

Mental health in academia - Let's talk!

Facilitators

Jelena Brasanac, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (CBF), Dragonfly Mental Health

Natascha Drude, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, QUEST Center

Constance Holman, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, QUEST Center

Martin Holst, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, QUEST Center

Workshop Description:

This workshop will explore the root causes of poor mental health of ECRs in academia, and use collaborative, interactive formats to help participants understand what resources are available for them, and break down stigma in their working groups. 

All are welcome to attend, though we will focus on the challenges and experiences faced by ECRs in the Berlin research community. Please note – this workshop is not a substitute for medical guidance on mental health issues. If you need support, we recommend this website: 

https://www.ecn-berlin.de/mental-health/where-to-find-help.html  

The workshop organizers are a group of ECRs mostly based at the QUEST Center at BIH, as well as Dragonfly Mental Health. They have been conducting events on mental health in the pandemic since February 2021, and are excited to continue working with community. 

For more information: 

https://www.ecn-berlin.de/mental-health/where-to-find-help.html  

https://dragonflymentalhealth.org/  

Day & Time: Workshop round 3, Friday 8th, 10:45-12:15