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Course description

The Journal Club (JC) Diversity and Responsible Research and Innovation – DRIVERS – offers a space for exchange on the intersections between "Responsible Research and Innovation" (RRI) and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in science. As part of a monthly meeting, we discuss selected literature on RRI and DEI. The focus is primarily on cross-cutting issues, the role of research assessment, and its reform.

DRIVERS is a continuation of the previous JC Diversity and is jointly organized by colleagues from the BIH and BIH QUEST Center, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences and the NeuroCure | Cluster of Excellence.

As April 1st is a holiday, we are going to take a break in April and meet again on the first Monday in May (May 6th) for our next journal club. Details regarding the text we are going to discuss will follow. 

Course programme

Learning objectives

The aim is to provide all participants with well-founded concepts and relevant facts about RRI and diversity and to reflect on these in a practice-oriented way during the discussion.

Target audience

All interested parties, especially researchers and students at Charité, BIH and other higher education and research institutions.

Prerequisites for participation

The prerequisite for participation is that you have read the texts of the respective Journal Club event. Those who regularly participate in the Journal Club can receive a certificate of participation. Please contact us for further information.

Course leaders

René Bernard (Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, Value and Open Science)
Katharina Grauel (Einstein Center for Neurosciences, Career Development)
Fabian Hempel (BIH QUEST Center, Incentives and Responsible Research Assessment)
Karin Höhne (BIH, Equal Opportunity and Diversity)
Miriam Kip (BIH QUEST Center, Incentives and Responsible Research Assessment)
Kimberly Mason (Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, Equal Opportunity and Diversity)


Date and time: every first Monday each month, 11am

Course language: English

Location: online via Zoom

ECTS: none

Certificates: upon request

Registration: Please log in here for the Zoom meeting (Meeting-ID: 957 6165 3396 / ID code: 487086)

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Fabian Hempel

Research fellow

Contact information