DFG Round Table: GeoLaB

Background and Scope

The Helmholtz Association is funding a new research infrastructure GeoLaB - the construction of an underground research laboratory in crystalline rock. We already want to start developing various research programmes for the future GeoLaB. After initial discussions with the DFG, the establishment of a Priority Research Programme (SPP) would be particularly suitable for dealing with aspects of basic research in a structured form. For the preparation of the SPP application, we have organized a DFG roundtable discussion  on 26-27.06.2023 in Leipzig (see venue map below).

Peter Bayer, Eleni Gerolymatou, Rebecca Harrington, Thomas Kohl, Olaf Kolditz, Thomas Nagel, Bastian Rudolph, Ingo Sass, Eva Schill, Virginia Toy

Day 1: Monday, 26th of  June 2023
Video-Link (Zoom)

Time Topic
12:00-13:00 Getting started and welcome lunch
13:00-13:15 Welcome and Introduction
13:15-14:30 Introduction to GeoLaB - Helmholtz Research Infrastructure
14:30-15:00 Introduction to conceptof DFG-SPP
15:00-15:30 Break and group photo
15:30-16:00 Introduction to the "pitch card table"
16:00-17:30 GeoLaB's basic reserach questions
17:30-18:30 Feedback from the workshop pre-survey
19:00 Workshop dinner at conference venue
geolab-spp DFG-Rundtischgespräch "GeoLaB-SPP" 26.06.2023 (on-site participants, photo: Lars Bilke)

Day 2: Tuesday, 27th of June 2023
Video-Link (Zoom)

Time Topic
09:00-09:30 Refining research questions and science goals
09:30-10:00 Defining focus groups (5) for project definitions that will build the backbone of the SPP proposal
10:00-12:00 Discussion of pitch cards and structuring according to the focus areas
12:00-13:00 Innovative diversity, outreach, data management, national and international networking
13:00- Wrap-up and farewell lunch


venue How to get to the venue in Leipzig: take Tram 3 (direction to Sommerfeld or Taucha) from main station to Permoserstraße/Wissenschaftspark, then walk (5-10min) according to the map