Terms and Conditions of Participation

Applications

If you wish to apply for a place or research position in one of the DRS doctoral programs, or participate in one of Dahlem Research School's competitions, please understand that we will only process applications submitted through this application platform. Applications by email or post, as well as incomplete or unsubmitted applications, cannot be considered.

By completing the application form you agree that your data, as provided by you, may be saved and used for the purposes of the selection process and for anonymized statistical analysis. Your data will not be used for other purposes, nor will it be forwarded to third parties.

DRS Workshops & Courses

1. Eligibility

Workshops and courses at Dahlem Research School are open to all doctoral researchers (including visiting doctoral researchers) and postdocs of the Berlin University Alliance (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin).

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are participants of joint projects with a member institution of the Berlin University Alliance or are recent doctoral alumni of Freie Universität Berlin may contact support@drs.fu-berlin.de to check if they are eligible to participate.

Workshops and courses in Research Integrity & Skills are also open to doctoral researchers of Universität Potsdam.

2. Budget

All eligible researchers (see above) receive a budget of up to 6 course days (= 48 work units) per year. Unused course days will expire at the end of each summer semester.

3. Course booking

Online course booking opens approximately three weeks before the lecture period. To book a course, please log in to the DRS course booking platform.

Before booking a course, new users have to create an account using their institutional email address from a Berlin University Alliance member institution or Universität Potsdam. Please note that all further correspondence regarding DRS workshops and courses will be sent to this email address.

You will receive an email confirmation once your booking is processed. If the course is full, your name will be added to the waiting list and you will be notified via email as soon as a place becomes available.

4. Registration for fu:stat courses

fu:stat courses in statistical theory and software are open to doctoral candidates and postdocs of all universities.

Please register directly via the fu:stat website.

Doctoral researchers of the Berlin University Alliance may attend courses free of charge by indicating their membership in the online registration form.

5. Attendance and Confirmation of Participation

To receive confirmation of participation, you must participate actively and attend for at least 80% of the course (i.e. 6.4h of an 8h course).

You may download your confirmation of participation from the DRS course booking platform after your participation has been confirmed.

Please note: Dahlem Research School does NOT award credits.

Members of doctoral programs will receive a transcript of records from their program coordinator. This will include all courses taken as part of the curriculum of the respective programs.

6. Cancellation of Registration, “No show”

6.1 If you cancel a course via the course booking platform 21 days or more before the course start date, your course booking budget will not be charged.
6.2 If you cancel a course less than 21 days before the course starts, but submit a valid medical certificate (for yourself or your child) within one week after the course, your course booking budget will not be charged.
6.3 If you cancel a course less than 21 days before the course starts, your course booking budget will be charged with the respective number of course days (as if you had attended the course).
6.4 If you fail to attend without cancellation (no show), your course booking budget will be charged with the respective number of course days (as if you had attended the course).
6.5 If you repeatedly fail to attend without cancellation, your account will be disabled and further booking will not be possible.

Privacy Statement

With your permission, Dahlem Research School will collect, process and use the data that you input in this registration form for the following purpose:
•    to organize, manage, and plan qualification courses and workshops
•    to evaluate the qualification courses and workshops
•    for reporting purposes.

In addition, if you wish to apply for a place or research position in one of the DRS doctoral programs, Dahlem Research School and the DRS doctoral program you are applying to will collect, process and use the data that you input in the application form for the following purpose:
•    to process your application for a place or research position in one of the DRS doctoral programs
•    for reporting purposes.

We will do all of the above in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Freie Universität Berlin: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/redaktion/impressum/datenschutzhinweise/index.html
If you would like to request information regarding the data we store on you on our system, please contact:

Dahlem Research School
Hittorfstr. 16
14195 Berlin

drs@fu-berlin.de