Organization

Speakers

The spokespersons represent the interests of ConTrust within and outside the university. They are the chairpersons of the decision-making bodies – a board of directors and a general meeting – and lead the implementation and further development of the scientific program with the support of the scientific coordinator.

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger (Speaker) | Profile

Dr. Tobias Wille (Scientific Coordinator) | Profile

Directorate

The Directorate conducts the business, implements the resolutions of the Members’ Assembly and the annual budget, and makes operational decisions between the Members’ Assemblies. Its members are the spokespersons, the coordinators of the working groups, the management, the coordinators of the women’s network and the representatives of young scientists.

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger (Speaker, Head of Equality) | Profile

Dr. Tobias Wille (Scientific Coordinator) | Profile

Dr. Greta Wagner (WG 1: Democracy) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard (WG 2: Coercion and Sanctions) | Profile

Prof. Guido Friebel, Ph.D. (WG 3: Market; Head of Research Data Management) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Martin Saar (WG 4: Knowledge) | Profile

Dr. Melina Kalfelis | Profile and Regina Schidel | Profile (Representation of the women’s network)

Dr. Guadalupe Moreno | Profile and Nahla El-Menshawy | Profile (Representation of the scientific staff)

General Member’s Meeting

The Members’ Meeting of ConTrust is composed of the members of the cluster project as well as the management, the coordinator of the women’s network, the representation of the PhD students and postdocs. The Members’ Assembly performs all tasks of the cluster project that are not explicitly assigned to the Management Board.

Coordination Group

The work of the five ConTrust working groups is supported by the Coordination Group, in which the speakers, together with the scientific coordinator and the coordinators of the working groups, compile and synthesize the findings from the individual working groups and feed new questions back to the working groups.

Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst (Speaker) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger (Speaker, Head of Equality, WG 5: Media) | Profile

Dr. Tobias Wille (Scientific Coordinator) | Profile

Dr. Greta Wagner (WG 1: Democracy) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard (WG 2: Coercion and Sanctions) | Profile

Prof. Guido Friebel, Ph.D. (WG 3: Market; Head of Research Data Management) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Martin Saar (WG 4: Knowledge) | Profile

Research Data Management

ConTrust supports Goethe University’s efforts to establish an institutional and long-term archival research data repository, which will be closely interlinked with the Hessian Research Data Infrastructures (HeFDI). In this future repository, the research data created in the ConTrust project during the course of the funding will be brought together for scientific use in the long term. The Research Data Management department is committed to the FAIR principles, according to which data should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

Members of the TaskForce “Research Data Management”

Prof. Guido Friebel, Ph.D. (Management) | Profile

Charlotte Hoppe | Profile

Dr. Irene Weipert-Fenner | Profile

Dr. Tobias Wille | Profile

Administrative Office

The administrative office is responsible for the management, documentation and implementation of all processes in the areas of personnel, finances, junior staff, equality and science communication. It coordinates the cooperation of members and participating institutions. Furthermore, it controls and coordinates the management processes, the quality assurance processes and supports the speakers and committees in their work.

Rebecca Caroline Schmidt (Managing Director) | Profile

Susanne Bernhart (Office employee) | Profile

Michael Graf (Management consultant) | Profile

N.N. (Assistant to the management)

Anke Harms (Science Communication) | Profile

Manuel Steinert (Science Communication) | Profile

Equality and Women’s Network

For ConTrust, family-friendliness, gender equality and diversity policies are central features of the development of excellence in research and the promotion of young researchers. The aim is not only to enable participation and prevent discrimination of all kinds, but also to recognize diversity as a great intellectual and creative potential, especially in view of the international orientation of the research initiative.

The Women’s Network consists of the female members and employees of the cluster project and advises ConTrust on issues of equality at all levels and on ensuring a organizational and scientific environment that is sensitive in concerns of gender and diversity. An important task here is internal networking and the design of event formats for exchange.

Within ConTrust, the Equality and Diversity Task Force is developing a data-based, problem-driven and needs-oriented package of measures that includes elements of personal support for early career researchers as well as those aimed at creating new or optimizing existing structures. The goal of the equal opportunities concept is to sustainably increase diversity at all levels. However, the concept’s measures are aimed not only at early career researchers, but also at principal investigators. The concept thus pursues both a bottom-up and a top-down approach, in the dual sense that a data-based analysis of specific needs leads to structural measures at the level of project management and that all hierarchical levels are covered by the concept and included in the work on the project’s goal.

Members of the Equality Task Force

Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger (Management) | Profile

Prof. Dr. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Management) | Profile

Dr. Melina Kalfelis (Coordinator of the Women’s Network) | Profile

Regina Schidel (Coordinator of the Women’s Network) | Profile

Prof. Guido Friebel, Ph.D. | Profile

Miryam Frickel | Profile

Scientific Advisory Board

ConTrust is supported by a scientific advisory board consisting of nine nationally and internationally leading scientists from the thematic areas of the cluster project. The scientific advisory board is responsible in particular for the scientific quality control of the cluster project, makes recommendations and comments on the scientific and structural development of the cluster project, is involved in the interim evaluation and makes recommendations regarding the application for the Excellence Strategy 2025.

Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics) | Profil at Toulouse School of Economics

Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert (University of Cologne/Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies) | Profile at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Prof. Dr. h.c. Ute Frevert (FU Berlin/Max Planck Institute for Human Development) | Profile at Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann (University of Lucerne) | Profile at University of Lucerne

Prof. Dr. Tatjana Hörnle (HU Berlin) | Profile at HU Berlin (German)

Prof. John Durham Peters (Yale University) | Profile at Yale University

Prof. Dr. Dietlind Stolle (McGill University) | Profile at McGill University

Prof. Mark E. Warren (The University of British Columbia) | Profile at University of British Columbia

Prof. Nicholas J. Wheeler (University of Birmingham) | Profile at University of Birmingham