The German Council of Science and Humanities has published recommendations on what developments it considers important for psychology in "Perspectives of Psychology in Germany". Former ZPID Director Prof. Dr. Günter Krampen and Managing Director of ZPID Dr. Gabriel Schui advised the working group of the German Council of Science and Humanities and provided necessary data and analyses.
Using bibliometric data from its PSYNDEX database, ZPID supplied the working group with vital information on developments in interdisciplinarity and the international visibility of psychology as well as on cooperation between universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutes and hospitals, and on the composition of samples in empirical research.
In its recommendations, the German Council of Science and Humanities notes, among other things, that so far psychology has hardly pursued any strategies for the development and use of research infrastructures and recommends that the subject "looks more into the necessities and possibilities of research infrastructures for psychological research". They made "significant contributions to the benefit in scientific knowledge". ZPID as a research support organization for psychology is mentioned in this context.
There Will Be Further Services
ZPID Director Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak says: "In the future we want to offer further services and become a universal provider of research-based infrastructure services in psychology and related fields". Based on an ideal-typical research cycle, it is planned to provide a range of products for each phase - from information search to data collection and publication.
The German Council of Science and Humanities advises the Federal Government and the governments of the federal states on questions regarding content and structural development of universities, science and research. The last recommendations on psychology were published in 1983. The subject is one of the ten most sought-after subjects in Germany.