While pursuing your doctoral degree you may experience professional conflicts as well as personal challenges.
Freie Universität Berlin provides advisory and counseling services to all its members, including doctoral candidates and researchers. In the following sections you will find a short overview of possible problems and information on how to obtain help.
Specifically, the following acts are generally considered instances of research misconduct, although research misconduct is not necessarily limited to these:
Responsible for overseeing investigations into any allegations and procedures for dealing with issues of research misconduct according to the Code of Honor to Ensure Good Scientific Practice are at the departmental level the designated members of the Formal Inquiry Commission as well as the University Judiciary Office:
b) Office of the Judicial Administrator
Executive Board of Freie Universität Berlin
University’s Office of the Judicial Administrator (RA 4)
Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18
Tel.: ++49 030 838 737 02
Fax: ++49 030 838 737 40
The Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling provides confidential individual counseling and support, training and workshops. The staff includes licensed psychological psychotherapists as well as counseling psychologists in training. The counselor takes reasonable steps to establish and maintain the confidentiality of information arising from service delivery.
Contact Counseling and Psychological Services for further information.
Should you experience any other kind of conflict that is not covered by the above, please don't hesitate to contact the Dahlem Research School advisor, Dr. Christoph Scherfer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For its own postdoctoral fellows as well as doctoral candidates of its member programs, the DRS also offers the opportunity for a first professional conflict coaching session at reduced cost (30,-€ contribution toward expenses). To make use of this service, please send a request to email@example.com with the subject "conflict coaching" and briefly outline the kind of conflict (supervision, publication, teaching, or the like) you are experiencing. The DRS will then connect you with our professional conflict coach.