Determinants and effects of cooperation in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters (DEKiF)

Start of the project: 01-Feb-2019 - End of the project: 31-Jan-2022

Research in homogeneous and heterogeneous collaboration contexts is becoming increasingly important. Cooperative approaches offer great potential through the combination of competencies, perspectives, experiences, resources, and personalities. But there are also various obstacles to fruitful cooperation. As part of the DEKiF joint project, the determinants and effects of cooperation problems in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters are examined and proposals for solving cooperation problems are derived. The following questions are dealt with individually:

  • What internal cooperation problems occur in research clusters?
  • What causes of cooperation problems are traceable?
  • What framework conditions influence the intensity of the cooperation problem?
  • What solution routines do research clusters use to solve cooperation problems?
  • What impact do cooperation problems have on the success and productivity of research clusters?

The study follows a mixed methods design: It consists of an explorative case study, a quantitative survey, bibliometric analyses, and in-depth case studies in various fields of study.

The DEKiF project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) until 2022. The implementation is carried out in cooperation with DZHW GmbH (research areas: Governance in Higher Education and Science and Research System and Science Dynamics), the University of Dusseldorf (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Vowe), and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Dr. Mathias Winde).

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Publications

Smart Starten - wie der Einstieg in Hochschulkooperationen gelingt.

Winde, M., Wagner, N., Nieveler, S., & Kopp, J. (2019).
Smart Starten - wie der Einstieg in Hochschulkooperationen gelingt. (Future Lab - Diskussionspapier 2). Essen: Stifterverband.

Kooperationsgovernance. Herausforderungen bei der Organisation und Gestaltung kooperativer Wissenschaft.

Kleimann, B., Winde, M., Wagner, N., & Dauchert, A. (2019).
Kooperationsgovernance. Herausforderungen bei der Organisation und Gestaltung kooperativer Wissenschaft. Future Lab – Diskussionspapier 1. Essen: Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.

What are clinician scientists expected to do? The undefined space for professionalizable work in translational biomedicine.

Hendriks, B., Simons, A., & Reinhart, M. (2019).
What are clinician scientists expected to do? The undefined space for professionalizable work in translational biomedicine. Minerva(Reihe), Wiesbaden: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-019-09367-4
Abstract

Clinician scientists have gained institutional support in the era of translational research, as the key solution to closing the ‘translational gap’ between biomedical research and medical practice. However, clinician scientists remain an ‘endangered species’ in search of a secure niche, while new grants and training programs attempt to counteract their measurable decline in numbers over the past decades. Our study asks how an occupational space for clinician scientists is currently situated between the politics of translation, professional dynamics, and the specialization of academic disciplines. We interviewed clinician scientists, their adjacent professions—clinicians and biomedical researchers—, and contrast their views with expectations

Presentations

Knowing Democracy through Performing Scientific Self-Governance.

Reinhart, M., & Schendzielorz, C. (2019, September).
Knowing Democracy through Performing Scientific Self-Governance. Vortrag an der Jahrestagung der Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, 4.-7. September 2019, New Orleans, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika.

Science Blogs as Critique: Building Public Identities in the Field of Translational Research in: Science Communication – I: Digital Media (Chair: Sarah Davies).

Hendriks, B., & Reinhart, M. (2019, September).
Science Blogs as Critique: Building Public Identities in the Field of Translational Research in: Science Communication – I: Digital Media (Chair: Sarah Davies). Vortrag auf der 4S 2019: Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, 04.-07.09.2019, New Orleans, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika.

A spatial scientometric and network analysis of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS).

Akbaritabar, A. (2019, Juni).
A spatial scientometric and network analysis of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (HERSS). International symposium on Academia in the Age of Comparison: Methodological and Empirical Perspectives in an Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS) of Hanover University, June 13-14, 2019, Hanover.

Lead Researcher

Laura Behrmann
Laura Behrmann Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-302
Monika Jungbauer-Gans
Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-910
Bernd Kleimann
Prof. Dr. Bernd Kleimann Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-363
Martin Reinhart
Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart Lead Researcher +49 30 2093666-15

Researchers

Dr. Aliakbar Akbaritabar Malte Hückstädt Melike Janẞen

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Funded by

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

In cooperation with

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft