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In line with recommendations of the Lancet REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) campaign to improve research quality (see also The Lancet series "Increasing value: reducing waste"), the QUEST Center offers the following awards.

Open announcements

The QUEST 1,000 € Patient & Stakeholder Engagement Award

Foster the involvement of patients and other stakeholders in the research process!

The QUEST Center supports the active engagement of patients and other stakeholders in health research (preclinical, clinical or health care research). The relevance and usefulness of research can be increased if the views and needs of patients and other stakeholders in the health care system are taken into account.

QUEST is offering this award of 1,000 € to first/last/corresponding BIH or Charité authors of publications of studies in which patients and/or other stakeholders were actively involved in the research process.

Further information

Publications of authors (independent of the author´s position) who are also QUEST employees cannot be considered.

The QUEST 1,000 € Open Data Reuse Award

Make use of Open Data!

The QUEST Center supports the reuse of Open Data to increase robustness and value in biomedical research.

QUEST is offering this award of 1,000 € to first/last/corresponding BIH or Charité authors of publications on reused Open Data.

Further information

Publications of authors (independent of the author´s position) which are also QUEST employees cannot be considered.

The QUEST 1,000 € Preregistration Award

Preregister your preclinical studies challenge – Increase the credibility of your results and get early credit for your ideas!

The QUEST Center supports the preregistration of planned preclinical studies. Preregistration increases the credibility of results, the conclusions based on them, and secures the originality of ideas and hypotheses before experiments have been performed.

QUEST is offering this award of 1,000 € to first/last/corresponding BIH or Charité authors of preclinical (animal or cell) research papers containing preregistered studies.

Further information

Publications of authors (independent of the author´s position) which are also QUEST employees cannot be considered. 

The QUEST 1,000 € NULL Results And Replication Study Award

Publish your NULL results – Fight the negative publication bias!
Publish your Replication Study – Fight the replication crises!

The QUEST Center supports the publication of results which do not support the initial hypothesis, so called NULL results, sometimes unfairly labelled as ‘negative studies’.  We also want to promote the publication of studies with the explicit attempt to replicate own results or the results of others.

QUEST is offering this award of 1,000 € each to first/last/corresponding BIH or Charité authors of research papers in which the main result is a NULL or ‘negative’, or in which the replication of own results or the results of others is attempted. Basic, translational as well as clinical studies are eligible.

Further information

Publications of authors (independent of the author´s position) which are also QUEST employees cannot be considered. 

Closed announcements

QUEST Grant for Patient & Stakeholder Engagement (CLOSED)

Early active involvement of patients and other stakeholders can increase the relevance of research. For this purpose, the BIH QUEST Center funds the active involvement of patients already in the planning phase of a study. All scientists at BIH and Charité are eligible to apply.

Further information (in German)

The QUEST 1,000 € Open Data Award (CLOSED)

Make your data FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable!

The QUEST Center strives to make relevant research data findable, accessible, interoperable and re-useable (‘FAIR’).

QUEST is offering this award of 1,000 € each to first/last/corresponding BIH, MDC or Charité authors of research papers which have unconditionally shared their original data by citing them in the references of the paper via the persistent identifier of an open repository containing the annotated data. Basic, translational as well as clinical studies are eligible.

Further information

The QUEST Replication Call (CLOSED)

The BIH Center for Transforming Biomedical Research invited proposals for projects that aim to replicate scientific findings. The call was addressed to researchers at BIH, Charité and MDC.

For detailed information please see the attached call.
Information on the funded projects can be found here.

The QUEST - Protected Writing Time Program (CLOSED)

The QUEST - Protected Writing Time Programme includes the 3-month (consecutive) exemption from clinical duties for the completion of an initial application to the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The programme is carried out in cooperation with the Research Division of the Charité. It is aimed at doctors of the Charité who are currently in patient care. Candidates are selected on an ongoing basis. Up to 8 exemptions can be granted for 2018/19 (pilot phase, ratio of women : men = 1 : 1).

Further information

Contact

Dr. Miriam Kip, MPH

Project Manager Incentivation and Indicators | Charité Representative Incentivation and Indicators

Contact information
Phone:+49 30 450 543 055
E-mail:miriam.kip@bih-charite.de