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News #48 // Lecture on Quarto / Welcome Event / Good Scientific Practice / Citation Consultation Hour / Science Slam / BSIO Summer School / Fulbright Programm / Science Compass

May 04, 2023



Reproducible documents with Quarto – Lecture by Dr. Selina Baldauf // 11 May, 4-5 pm


Quarto (the successor of rmarkdown) is a powerful tool that enables the seamless integration of code (R, Python, and more) and its output into a variety of formats such as reports, research papers, presentations, and more. This tool streamlines the process of creating reproducible workflows by eliminating the need to copy and paste figures, tables, or numbers. During this lecture, you'll learn the fundamentals of Quarto and explore practical use cases that you can implement in your data analysis workflow.


When? Thursday May 11th, 4-5 pm

Where? Online on Webex


Further information and the Webex link can be found here: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/graduiertenzentrum/promovierende/veranstaltungen/workshops/lecture-SB/index.html


This event is part of the lecture series “Scientific workflows: Tools and tips” that will take place online every third Thursday of a month for one hour. You are welcome to join!


If you don't want to miss any future dates of this lecture series, subscribe to the mailing list.



Welcome Day for International Doctoral Candidates // May 25th, 2023, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Holzlaube room 2.2058 (Fabeckstraße 23/25)
followed by a campus tour on May 26th, 2023


During the event, the Dahlem Research School will explain the German university system and present its own offers for doctoral candidates. Doctoral degree offices from different departments will give an overview of the administrative process of doing a PhD/doctorate at FUB, the Personnel Division and the Welcome Service will give some guidance on working and researching in Germany, and the International Affairs Division will provide information on Erasmus+ and PROMOS stays abroad. You can also take part in a campus tour on May 26th and last but not least meet other international doctoral candidates.

Please see here for the full program.

If you’re interested in taking part in the event, please register by May 15th, 2023 by sending an email to start@personal.fu-berlin.de and indicating your department. Please also let us know whether you’ll be joining the campus tour on May 26th, 2023. We look forward to seeing you!


Please note: This event is also open for non-international doctoral candidates.



Good Scientific Practice // Information and Offers


On our website you will find collected information about good scientific practice:



The Coordination Office for Research Integrity has also been in place since last year. Here, all FU members can find out about offers for good scientific practice, the ombudsman system or current documents. Supervisory relationships in crisis, personal disputes, accusations of data manipulation or plagiarism, authorship or data use conflicts - these are all examples of situations in science and research in which a conflict consultation may be necessary.


Each department at FU Berlin has confidants/ombudspersons, you can contact in case of a conflict. The Graduate Center also offers advisory services: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/graduiertenzentrum/promovierende/beratung/index.html


The DFG Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice are available here: https://www.dfg.de/download/pdf/foerderung/rechtliche_rahmenbedingungen/gute_wissenschaftliche_praxis/kodex_gwp_en.pdf


Research Integrity is more than prevention of scientific misconduct - research integrity offers guidelines for professional research.

Knowledge about integrity, appropriate methods and handling of data enables scientists to deal with their own research, to evaluate the work of and manage the exchange with others in a professional and ethical way. The Dahlem Research School offers courses and an online tool on good scientific practice: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/drs/offers/research-integrity/index.html


If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me.



Zitiersprechstunde // Citation Consultation Hour


Wöchentliche Online-Beratung am Montagnachmittag zum Thema richtig Zitieren!

Weekly online advice on Monday afternoons on how to cite correctly!


zur Zitiersprechstunde (Webex-Link)
(jeden Montag, 16–17 Uhr)


Seit dem Sommersemester 2021 bietet die Zentralbibliothek wöchentlich eine Online-Sprechstunde in Deutsch und Englisch via Cisco Webex an. Sie haben Fragen rund ums Zitieren, zum Umgang mit Quellen, zum Nachweis von Abbildungen u.ä.? Dann können Sie dieses Angebot montags in der Zeit von 16 bis 17 Uhr unter oben angegebenen Link nutzen.

Die Online-Zitiersprechstunde wird von Armin Glatzmeier organisiert, der die Höhen und Tiefen von Schreibprojekten gut aus eigener Erfahrung kennt. Sie können sich jederzeit bei Fragen oder Ideen an ihn wenden.



Science Slam 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) // 25 May


Dear doctoral researchers,

The regional qualifier of the science slam 3-Minute Thesis (3MT), organized by the JungChemikerForen (JCFs) Berlin and Potsdam,will take place on 25.05.2023 at the Institute of Chemistry (TU Berlin).


You have an exciting topic in chemistry or related fields (biochemistry, pharmacy, materials research etc.) that we still know too little about? Don't leave us in the dark!!!


Register for the 3MT and present your topic on one slide without animation in a maximum of 3 minutes.
The best three presentations will be awarded, and the winner will be invited to the national final with a grand prize at the bi-annual conference of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) – Wissenschaftsforum 2023 – in Leipzig, including journey and hotel.


All interested parties are also invited.

Afterwards, the JCFs invite to snacks and drinks.


When: 25.05.23, 5 p.m.
Where: TU Berlin, Chemistry Building, C264       
Registration until Mai 14th: Mail to berlin@jcf.io with a title and 2 sentences about your topic.


Yours JCF Berlin and Potsdam


Founded by the University of Queensland           
Supported by the Institute of Chemistry (TU Berlin)



Berlin School of Integrative OncoIogy Summer School “It is all about TRANSLATION” // 14 – 16 June


It is all about TRANSLATION and that is why we are organizing an exciting Summer School on this topic.

Over three days, translation will be addressed from different angles.


From communication, clinical study design, spin-offs to transdisciplinary science.

Workshops, tandem session, great lectures and more!


And what else belongs to a good Summer School? - Networking and social events!

All this will be taken care of.


When: 14 - 16.6.2023

Where: Spreepalais Berlin (Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2, 10178 Berlin)

Fees: 50 €


More information and registration at https://www.bsio-cancerschool.de/ . Please find attached the flyer and the preliminary program.


The number of participants is limited to 50. Places will be allocated after the registrations have been reviewed.


Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions.


Best regards,

Stefanie Althoff


Scientific Coordinator


Dr. rer. nat. Stefanie Althoff

Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (BSIO)

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Telefon +49 30 450 559 073

Telefax +49 30 450 565 976  




Fulbright Germany Doktorand*innenprogramm // Bewerbungsfrist: 01.06.23


Fulbright Germany fördert deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen für ein im Rahmen ihrer Dissertation durchgeführtes vier- bis sechsmonatiges Forschungsprojekt an einer U.S.-Hochschule oder einer wissenschaftlichen Einrichtung


Deadline: 01. Juni 2023


Weitere Informationen: https://www.fulbright.de/programs-for-germans/nachwuchswissenschaftler-innen-und-hochschullehrer-innen/doktorandenprogramm



Science Compass 2023 // 9 June


Dear doctoral students,


Are you feeling lost about your career options after completing your thesis? Join us for Science Compass, an inspiring day focused on career development!

Science Compass is an event tailored for PhD students, where you can explore possible career paths.  Get inspired by our guest speakers who have successfully pursued their careers after completing their theses. Network with like-minded individuals from various working groups and have your questions answered during our discussion round.


Therefore, we would like to invite you to this year’s Science Compass. The event is going to take place in the lecture hall at Nordufer on Friday, the 9th June 2023, from 10 am – 5 pm


Further information please find attached.


If we piqued your interest, please use this link for registration:



For questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at rokodoko@rki.de


We are looking forward to seeing you all there!


Best regards,

Science Compass Orga-Team (Paulin, Wiep, Amina)