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QUEST Seminar on Responsible Research

The BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research strives to increase the value of biomedical research, making it more trustworthy, useful and ethical. Our aim is to overcome the roadblocks of translational medicine to foster innovation that contributes to improving healthcare and increasing patient benefit.

With the QUEST Seminar on Responsible Research we wish to establish a communication channel primarily - but not exclusively - oriented towards our colleagues at Charité and BIH. Here, we want to present and discuss QUEST-relevant topics in order to jointly address challenges, facilitate exchange of experiences, and explore solutions for implementing responsible practices in biomedical research.

Apart from offering talks by local or external speakers, we also aim to support the exchange of theoretical knowledge from experts with practical examples from users. For this, we encourage the Charité and BIH communities to participate actively in suggesting topics you are interested in from the QUEST portfolio, or presenting own projects related to QUEST topics (user cases).

The QUEST Seminar on Responsible Research is thought to be of benefit for the scientific community at the Charité and the BIH. We welcome all colleagues interested in knowing more about QUEST and our projects and activities, and about other groups or institutes working on QUEST-related topics. Feel free to contact us with your suggestions.

Program – Summer semester 2022

May 10th - QUEST: who we are and how we support responsible research
Presented by: Daniel Strech - Deputy Director BIH QUEST Center, and Evgeny Bobrov - Project Team Leader Open Data and Research Data Management, BIH QUEST Center; PDFVideo

May 24th - The winner's curse or why the reproducibility crisis and publication bias towards positive findings create a vastly distorted picture
Presented by: Matthias von Herrath - Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, PDFVideo

June 7th - PREMIER: a tool for structured quality assurance measures in academic preclinical biomedical research
Presented by: Claudia Kurreck - Leader Quality Management, Experimental Neurology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, PDF, Video

June 21st - Ten simple rules for good research practice
Presented by: Leonhard Held - Head of the Biostatistics Department, and Director of the Center for Reproducible Science at the University of Zurich

July 5th - The Preclinical Research Unit: a hub to provide guidance in preclinical research towards robust evidence and clinical translation
Presented by: Natascha Drude - Research fellow, Coordinator Preclinical Research Unit, BIH QUEST Center

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Scientific coordination and organisation

  • Dr. Lorena Martinez G., Project manager officer, BIH QUEST Center
  • Meggie Danziger, Research fellow DECIDE project, BIH QUEST Center


Doctoral students are eligible to obtain 0.1 ECTS points for every attended lecture. A certificate will be provided at the end of the respective semester.




Time: The seminar takes place Tuesdays at 5:00 pm, bi-weekly on odd calendar weeks, during the semester lecture period.

Confirmed dates during the summer semester 2022:

May 10th | May 24th | June 7th | June 21st | July 5th

Seminar language: English

Venue: Online, via Microsoft TEAMS. Please contact us at quest-seminar@charite.de to get the link for joining the meetings.

Once you have the link, there is no further registration needed.