2019-12-02 | Quality assurance of science – Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter elected to DFG Review Board
Applying for funding is not easy. No less difficult is the selection of applications that are eligible for funding. Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter will now also get to know this side of the scientific process. The head of the IWM Lab Multiple Representations was elected to the Review Board "Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology" of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on 22th of November. The DFG's 49 Review Boards are key players in the scientific evaluation of proposals: The main task of the members is to discuss these proposals in their respective disciplines and to recommend funding to the DFG's decision-making bodies.
Starting in January 2020, Katharina Scheiter will hold this office for four years - on a voluntary basis. What motivates her is the quality assurance of DFG-funded research: "The Review Boards play a major role in this by making funding recommendations based on consistent criteria. In addition, the work offers me an in-depth insight into the range of psychological research in my field."