ZPID Becomes Infrastructure Partner of a DFG Research Group on the Topic of Action Control

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a research group headed by Trier Psychology Professor Dr. Christian Frings. ZPID is an infrastructure partner.

Why and how do people act and how do they learn to act? These questions are examined by a group of cognitive researchers led by psychology Professor Christian Frings at the University of Trier (Department of General Psychology and Methodology). Now the project has started.

Many facets of human action control have been analysed independently in the past, says Frings. Now the researchers intend to bring together different psychological models for action control and empirically test their integrative framework model. The DFG supports the project with approximately 1.8 million euros. 

All data generated during the project will be treated according to the FAIR principles. This means that they should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. ZPID makes its repository PsychArchives available for this purpose. In addition, ZPID will provide a platform through which the internationally distributed project partners are able to collaborate on an ongoing basis. 

"ZPID equips the research group with all necessary digital tools to ensure the secure and efficient exchange of ideas, data and analysis results in a homgeneous environment," says ZPID Director Professor Michael Bosnjak. "Furthermore, with PsychArchives we offer a long-term reusability of the project results, in line with our mission to promote open and transparent science in psychology". 

"This nextcloud-based application plays a central role with regard to communication, data exchange and transparency, especially in a distributed collaborative project," says Frings about the role of ZPID in the research group coordination project. 

13 established scientists spread over seven locations belong to the research group "Binding and Retrieval in Action Control".