Agenda International Workshop „Independence of Research” Berlin, 15-16 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November

11.00-11.15 Welcome by the Organisers and Introduction to the Workshop
11.15-12.00 Big pharma, bad science? An analysis of retractions in bio-medical journals.

Bastian Rake (Maynooth University, Kildare)

12.00-13.00 Detecting researcher allegiance in psychotherapy research: Validation of the reprint method.

Whitney Yoder Eirini Karyotaki, Ioana-Alina Cristea, Pim Cuijpers, Krishma Labib (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)



14.00-15.00 Poster Session: Projects of the Research Group “Independence of Research”
15.00-15.45 An independent research funder? An empirical ethics study of health consumer group links with the pharmaceutical industry.

Lisa Parker, Quinn Grundy & Lisa Bero (The University of Sydney)



16.15-17.00 Systematic fraud targeting under-studied genes as a threat to research integrity and independence.

Jennifer A. Byrne (The University of Sydney) & Cyril Labbé (Univ. Grenoble Alpes)

17.00-17.45 Dependence on the Industry that Simultaneously Restricts and Enables Knowledge Exchange in a Scientific Community. The Case of German Automotive Engineering.

Christopher Grieser (Technical University Berlin)


Workshop Dinner



Friday, 16 November

09.15-10.00 Socio-Cultural Contexts and Independence of Research: Fieldwork Experiences and Research Lessons.

Yaghoob Foroutan (Waikato University of Waikato, Hamilton)

10.00-10.45 A Lab of One’s Own? On Becoming an Independent Researcher in the Academic Life Sciences.

Ruth Müller & Sarah Schönbauer (Technical University Munich)



11.15-12.00 “Within the frames that were laid out”: ‘independence’ in project-funded humanities dissertations.

Alexandra Supper (Maastricht University)



13.30-14.15 Examining independence through careers in African science: Agricultural researchers in Kenya.

Matthew Harsh (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Ravtosh Bal, Wesley Shrum, Mark Schaffer, Paige Miller

14.15-15.00 Critique as independence – Sociology in Ecuador. Philipp Altmann (Universidad Central del Ecuador)
15.00-15.30 Concluding discussion

Coffee and Farewell