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01/13/2022 - 01/14/2022 | Bielefeld

Science and Innovation: Governance and Incentives for Making Research More Productive

Workshop of the ZiF Cooperation Group "Governance, Incentives, and the Quality of Knowledge", convened by Max Albert (Gießen), Guido Bünstorf (Kassel), Martin Carrier (Bielefeld), Rolf König (Bielefeld), Cornelis Menke (Mainz) and Niels Taubert (Bielefeld).

Originality, novelty, and innovation are key objectives of research. The challenge is to identify research strategies that are likely to increase productivity and innovativeness in research. Staying in close contact with practical demands and a tight time frame are sometimes considered as key factors for fostering more focused research and for driving up creativity. Critics object that leisure is a precondition of high-quality research and that pushing researchers hard to deliver quickly reduces reliability and long-term orientation of the research. In a different vein, a long-standing debate concerns the relative merits of narrowly targeted strategies versus broad research endeavors that are only afterwards scrutinized for their practical prospects. A more general question is whether research investments can be compared with expected returns.

Information on participating / attending:
Workshop in hybrid format.
Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Marina Hoffmann at the Conference Office ( Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.


01/13/2022 13:15 - 01/14/2022 16:00

Event venue:

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung
Universität Bielefeld
Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Bielefeld University
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Economics / business administration, Philosophy / ethics, Social studies

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




Dr. Manuela Lenzen


Medien und News

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