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On July 20th, 2022, the European Commission, Science Europe and the European University Association published the final agreement for research assessment reform (CoARA).

On October 21st, 2022, the BIH was one of the first research organisations in Germany to sign the agreement, alongside the DFG. A first meeting with all signing institutions is scheduled for early December 2022.

Further information can be found here.

The QUEST Center would like to take the signing of the agreement as an occasion to discuss recent international and local efforts and achievements in research assessment reform and take a look into the future. Snacks and drinks are served after the meeting.


5:30 - 5:45 pm: Welcome and Introduction

Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl (Director QUEST Center) and Dr. Miriam Kip (Projektteam Leiterin Inzentivierung und Indikatoren QUEST Center) will provide an overview of recent international and local research assessment reform initiatives and projects.

5:45 - 6.05 pm: Science needs Open Science and reform of Recognition and Rewards

Prof. Dr. Frank Miedema (Professor of Open Science, Vice Rector Research Utrecht University, Chair Utrecht University Open Science Program and BUA Visiting Fellow at the QUEST Center) will give an online talk on the relevance of incentives & rewards for Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). He will further discuss the interconnections between Open Sciences, RRI and societal impact.

6:05 - 6:25 pm: Listen to the future: an ECR perspective on research assessment reform

Dr. Jess Rohmann (Head of Office to the Scientific Director at the Max Delbrück Center and Neuroepidemiology researcher at the Charité) will describe potential implications of research assessment reforms for early career scientists. She will argue why reform initiatives must explicitly consider pros and cons for the next generation of researchers and, importantly, ensure that ECRs actively participate in these efforts. 

6:25 - 6:45 pm: Decolonizing Health Research – What contribution can research make to health equity?

Frauke Heller (Global Health officer at medico international, pharmacist and master`s student at the International Health program at Charité), will speak on experiences from the Global South. She will provide impulses on changing perspectives relating to the funding of important gaps in research and the inclusion and ethical recruitment of researchers from the Global South. She will also discuss criteria to evaluate research, including a possible paradigm shift related to patents/IP as a central goal of research.

6:45 - 7:15 pm Discussion

We invite you to join us for some drinks and snacks after the event!


This hybrid event will be held both online and on site.

Location: BIH Spreepalais, Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin, Conference room "Atrium"
Date: December 13th, 2022, 17:30 - 19:30 
Registration options: 

  • Attending in person (talk only)
  • Attending in person (drinks & snacks only)
  • Attending in person (talk, drinks & snacks)
  • Attending via Teams (link will be sent after registration)

Please register for your preferred option here, so the event can be planned accordingly. 

The dial-in link for the via Microsoft TEAMS can be found here.


Dr. Miriam Kip, MPH

AG Leiterin | CoARA Beauftragte Charité und BIH


Telefon:+49 30 450 543 055