Organisation and Structure
The HCDS bundles the interdisciplinary activities in the scientific landscape of Hamburg and offers a platform for exchange and support to all interdisciplinary projects at the interface of methodological science and research applying these methods.
Project funding for CDLs
Interdisciplinary research in the CDLs is supported in the sense of seed funding by financing research projects. These should meet the requirement of establishing or expanding cooperation between application and methodological disciplines in order to be able to submit successful applications based on this in larger collaborations. In addition, the project results should be sustainable overall, e.g. know-how should be transferred to the method competence center and software and data should be made available for subsequent use. For this purpose, it will be possible to apply for funding in annual competitive calls.
Association as CDL
Projects funded elsewhere in the university landscape in Hamburg have the option of constituting themselves as a new CDL or of associating themselves with an existing CDL or CDL network. This offers these projects a higher reach, better networking and extended service and consulting on the part of the Methodology Competence Center. In turn, the projects are expected to share their experiences with the Methodology Competence Center so that other projects can also benefit from them.