Daten zum Projekt

The impact of pandemic-driven acceleration and lockdown on the independence of biomedical research

Initiative: Hochschule der Zukunft
Bewilligung: 21.07.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


The key question of this project is: How do the acceleration of pandemic-relevant research and the simultaneous forced interruption of all other research affect the independence of research communities and researchers? The applicants will identify changes in communication practices of accelerated research and their consequences for the reliability of results and changes in (community-level and individual-level) research trajectories caused by the acceleration or large-scale interruptions of research. Science studies, biomedical research communities and science policy will gain knowledge about the effects of different 'acceleration measures' on the reliability of research results, and will be able to ascertain the short-term and mid-term consequences of large-scale interruptions for research trajectories and careers.


  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Lieb

    Universitätsmedizin der Johannes
    Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    Fachbereich Medizin
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie