Election of DFG Review Board Members Successfully Completed
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has successfully completed its first online review board election. From 5 November, 2:00 pm, to 3 December 2007, 2:00 pm, eligible scientists and academics voted to fill the 594 places in the review boards. The results have been available on the DFG‘s website since 6 December 2007. The review boards play a central role in the process employed by the DFG to assess the more than 10.000 proposals for financial support that they receive annually from researchers in every subject area. The work of the new review boards, which are comparable to a parliament of German science, will begin with their constitutive meetings in the spring of 2008.