Most calls for funding within the Berlin Institute of Health require that applicants report how their research adheres to criteria introduced by the QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical Research. Additionally, information on experimental design and statistical analysis has to be provided. The QUEST team and the Institute for Biometry at the Charité offer a four hours workshop where we introduce you to the criteria and cover recurring issues with design and analysis plans.
We ask participants to send us their filled out QUEST criteria catalogue and the experimental design and statistical analysis part from the template of your project plan before the workshop so that we can identify common issues and discuss these during the workshop. The workshop is not mandatory and submissions to calls are possible without attending this workshop. Further, participation will not automatically result in higher evaluation of the proposals regarding the QUEST criteria or otherwise.