Many different disciplines are included in the selected projects: in the area of digital humanities, for example, a project on digital art research is being funded. Political scientists and geographers are working on a project intended to link residents' perception of change in landscape with geographical data. A project in the fields of neuroscience and applied statistics focuses on the analysis of large samples in cognitive-functional brain imaging.
Besides the project funding, Freie Universität Berlin has set up the E-Club, an interdisciplinary forum for researchers at the university to exchange ideas about issues, methods, and opportunities in e-research and digital humanities. The next meeting of the E-Club will take place on October 13. Researchers interested in attending should contact the Center for Research Strategy (email@example.com).
Supporting e-research is part of the development strategy of Freie Universität Berlin, with which the university won funding in the German Excellence Initiative for universities in 2007 and 2012.