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Prof. Tilch and Prof. Ostwald receive the teaching award

Prof. Tilch and Prof. Ostwald receive the teaching award
Image Credit: Patricia Kalisch

Submitted by:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Ostwald, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and
Dr. Ulf Tölch, Biological Psychology, Education and Psychology Division

The teaching program targets students in master’s and doctoral programs of all subjects who use computer-assisted methods to create, process and/or interpret information.

The aim of the winning teaching program is to further establish Open Science as a subject area at Freie Universität Berlin, and to create a platform for teaching activities related to digital data analysis and research practice.
The emphasis of the program is on digital research data and the processing and publication thereof. The project is divided into three consecutive parts. First students are taught theoretical and practical principles of selected digital methods of Open Science. Second, the students work on their own projects in a research workshop and, in the final stage, present these projects in a colloquium.
Students learn the basic principles of the reproducibility of research results that can increase the traceability and transparency of scientific studies in the long-term. This includes Open Access publication methods, which are designed to enable easier access to scientific information. A concluding public colloquium will facilitate a discussion on the opportunities presented by digitalization to foster the transparency of scientific processes with international experts on Open Science.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ostwald has been an assistant professor at Freie Universität Berlin and associated researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development since 2014. His research focuses on cognitive neuroscience, mathematical neuroimaging, cognitive neuroimaging and neurocognition.

Dr. Ulf Tölch joined Freie Universität Berlin as a research assistant in 2015. Prior to that, he held the position of Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.