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Early career researchers: features and potentials of the doctoral candidates and doctorate holders panel study ProFile

September 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am - September 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm



Course objectives

ProFile is conducted by the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ) in cooperation with universities, funding institutions and the DAAD. Data collection started in 2009 to assess the situation of doctoral candidates and doctorate holders in Germany and examine the determinants of research careers.
The course aims at introducing the characteristics of the ProFile dataset by highlighting its specific contents and structure.
The training session wants to show the thematic and analytic potential of the ProFile dataset with regard to answering diverse questions concerning the field of early researcher’s careers.
At the end of the course – after a practical training – the participants will be able to handle the (large) dataset. Moreover, they will have realized basic statistics according to their own research interests.

More information can be found here:


Programme and contents

Day 1 – September 23rd, 2015
Registration and Welcome
11.00 – 13:00
Characteristics and quality of the ProFile data (sources, potentials and limitations for analysis)
14:00 – 16:00
Presentation of the data structure and variable description
Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00
Exercises on selected examples/specific topics and discussion with participants about the results

Day 2 – September 24th, 2015
9:00 – 11:00
Research interest of participants and potental matches as well as issues using the ProFile data
Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00
Practical computer session/hands-on session for participants and discussion
14:00 – 16:00
Practical computer session/hands-on session for participants and discussion
End of the course


Audience targeted

The course aims at involving up to 15 participants among the following categories:

  • Senior scientists, early career researchers and PhD students
  • Officers from the policy making level (e.g. funding agencies)
  • Members of other RISIS projects


Requirements for participation

  • Participants attending the course are supposed to have basic knowledge about statistical tools (STATA) and data handling
  • Participants must submit a CV including their current position as well as an outline of their research interest (Abstract of 500 words maximum) with their participation request to the local organizing committee


Organizational details

  • The course is free of charge
  • The costs for travel and accommodation of the trainees will be covered only in case of researchers, early researchers and PhDs coming from European countries
  • No costs are covered for people not involved in research activities (i.e. people from intermediaries or policy level)
  • Participants will be selected on the basis of research interest and CV
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent after the selection process is completed
  • Before the beginning of the course participants will be provided with material documenting the ProFile dataset (e.g. short documentation for users, codebook, relevant papers/articles)



Deadline for request participation

August 15th, 2015




Jakob Tesch

Janine Lange


September 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am
September 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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Jakob Tesch, Janine Lange


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin,
Universitätsstr. 3b
Berlin, Germany
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