In the award's Early Career category, four pioneering research projects from different fields are nominated, which will be presented by the applicants at the online Symposium on Integrity on Research on November 24, 3pm CET. After the presentation, the Einstein Foundation Award jury will choose a winning researcher or team of researchers who will receive €100,000 to carry out their project. The nominees are...
#EEGManyLabs by Yuri Pavlov (University of Tübingen/Ural Federal University, Russia). The team of researchers from various international institutions is aiming to assess the replicability and validity of electroencephalography (EEG) experiments which underpin current knowledge and practice. EEGManyLabs wants to strengthen confidence in EEG research and to generate an open access database that can be used to inform future research projects.
Leveraging Big Team Science to Expand Research in Africa by Patrick Forscher (Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi, Kenya). The project led by Patrick Forscher aims to support researchers in Africa set up their own psychology laboratories through providing resources and sharing knowledge. Together they will develop culture-sensitive measures to build more broadly applicable psychological theories. The findings are to be translated into six African languages and will be available through open access so that more knowledge from this region of the world can be incorporated into research in the future.
ManyBabies5 by Jessica Kosie and Martin Zettersten (both from Princeton University, USA). The research team is planning a large-scale and cross-cultural study on influential models in infant attention research. Current theories on this subject are largely only based on studies with a small number of participants, who are primarily from western industrialized countries. The ManyBabies5 team is a large-scale collaborative effort of more than 200 scientists from 122 laboratories in 40 countries on 6 continents. The overarching goal is to build a more robust and valid developmental science.
Reimagining Disability Research Ethics by Danielle Peers and Lindsay Eales (both from University of Alberta, Canada), Kristin Snoddon (Ryerson University, Canada), and Katie Aubrecht (St Francis Xavier University, Canada). Existing research ethics mainly focus on protecting people with disabilities, but rarely involve them in the research process - even when a specific disability is being researched. The team is aiming to revise these rules and practices in order to make research more inclusive, reliable, and accessible by incorporating knowledge and insights from people with disabilities.
Follow the announcement of the first-ever recipients of the Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research in all three categories - Individual, Institutional & Early Career - on November 24 at 7pm via livestream on our website.