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Message posted on 04/07/2018

Workshop "The independence of research – interdisciplinary perspectives" 15-16 November 2018 in Berlin

Dear colleagues,

Our research group “Independence of Research” invites you to contribute
to our interdisciplinary workshop on this topic, which will take place
on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Berlin. Below, please find a brief
description of the workshop. The call is attached and can be found at

The independence of research is a key strategic problem of modern
societies. The question of who should be able to influence research and
how this can be accomplished without damaging its productivity becomes
increasingly important. At the same time, we observe new challenges to
the independence of research from the increasing integration of science
in political processes, changes in science funding, threats to the
mutual trust between scientists such as the reproducibility crisis and
the discovery of questionable research practices, as well as a growing
mutual dependence of researchers. The complex problems posed by these
shifts are insufficiently matched by a collaboration of disciplines
investigating conditions for, and effects of, the changing independence
of research. Sociological, psychological, legal, economic, historical
and philosophical perspectives are unevenly developed, insufficiently
integrated, and rarely linked to reflections by scientists on their

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions, which may contribute
to the disciplinary perspectives described above, add new ones, or
explore interdisciplinary perspectives. Please submit abstracts of about
500 words until 3 September 2018 to
. Participants will be notified
by 15 September 2018. We will cover travel and accommodation costs of

Best wishes

Jochen Gläser

PD Dr Jochen Gläser

PD Dr Jochen Gläser

Center for Technology and Society

TU Berlin

Hardenbergstr. 16-18



New Special Issue:/Changing Funding Arrangements and the Production of
Scientific Knowledge. Minerva 56 (1)/

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