Ombudsperson and Trustees for ECRs

The ombudsperson and trustees act as independent and neutral advisors, mediators and support people, and as a contact point for problems, conflicts and challenges that arise or have arisen as a result of working as an early career researcher.

The trustees are ECRs themselves and can offer low-threshold access via peer-to-peer support. Concerns can be voiced to the ombudsperson, the trustees, or both, and the person approached first will handle the subject with confidentiality and only consult the other parties if desired by the applicant.

Contact can be established by e-mail, by mail, by telephone, or in person. Further information can be found here (via Intranet):

More information about Ombudsperson and trustees

Statistical support

We implemented a moodle course for statistical peer support and consulting.
You can find the link to the moodle course in the intranet and inscribe to the course yourself.

The course offers:

 A forum for peer support – any methodological or research-related questions are welcome, and we would be happy if you contribute with your knowledge and resources

• Statistical consulting: The statistical consulting is offered by Dr. Takuya Yanagida and is open for ECRs of psychology. Consultation hours take place on Tuesday, 11.00 - 12.30 twice a month via zoom. You can register for the consultation via the moodle course, and also find detailed information and the zoom link there.

• Resources: We try to collect and map resources for methods as well as information on workshops and courses in the moodle course.

What is your concern/what can we help you with?

We know that life as an ECR can be tough. While many issues can be addressed by directly talking to a person you trust, like for instance your peers or the Ombudsperson, some situations may rather require a possibility for an anonymous low-threshold reporting of your sorrows or worries, or of actual irregularities you want to communicate to us (this will not necessarily always be something that directly concerns you, but it may also be something you noticed that affects others, who may not be able to report it for whatever reason).

This is why we created this suggestion and reporting box. Here you can enter such issues, and decide whether or not you want to do so anonymously or with disclosure. The idea is to make us, your ECR representatives aware of issues we may not come across otherwise, so we can help and represent you or the people affected better.

You can find our form here.