Competition and Cooperation amongst Researchers, 12 May 2010

Wednesday, 12. Mai 2010, 13:00-14:30, Y 311

Prof. Melissa S. Anderson (University of Minnesota)
Dr. Diana Schmidt-Pfister (University of Konstanz, EXC16)

The two presenters address the same questions based on their different research projects:
-- How do competition and cooperation manifest themselves in the daily work of researchers?
-- What are their (positive and negative) effects?
-- Is ethical and good research conduct in danger?
-- How have research practices been changing at all?
-- How can good research conduct be promoted in universities?

Melissa S. Anderson is Professor of Higher Education, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and affiliate faculty at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Her current research interests include research integrity, research misconduct and related ethical issues, international research collaborations, postdoctoral and graduate training, and academy-industry relations. She has been invited to the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz in the framework of the Mentorship programme.

Diana Schmidt-Pfister is research associate at the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration,” University of Konstanz, where she currently realises the research project “Integrity in academia - in the context of integration and competition.” She is also Associated Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg.