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ECR summer school

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Summer School, organized by the CRC/TRR 289 “Treatment Expectation” and preceding and connected to SIPS 2023 in Duisburg, Germany, combines theoretical lectures with active "hands-on" workshops and networking opportunities. The content has been closely coordinated with the ECRs wishes and preferences and was co-planned by the CRC/TRR 289 and the ECRs.

Alongside subject-specific basics of placebo and nocebo effects, the program will focus on practical skills such as statistics (Bayesian analysis), as well as meta-scientific skills such as open science, science communication and online presence as a scientist (e.g., social media, own website). In addition, a final discussion session will provide a framework to share issues and challenges in one's own research, both with peers and more experienced scientists. In this way, the summerschool will prepare the participants in the best possible way for participation in the SIPS and for their own scientific careers. Social events, e.g. a planned pub quiz, in the evening will round off the program and invite people to get to know each other.

Please note that although the ECR summer school is part of the program of the 2023 SIPS Conference, it is taking place 09.-10.05.2023. Registration for the Summer school is separate from the 2023 SIPS Conference.

Rooms at Intercity Hotel Duisburg are available 09.-13. May 2023

In case of a successful application, the participation for the summer school is free of charge and separate from the 2023 SIPS Conference.


Tuesday, 9 May 2022

Program overview

Session titleSpeakerTime
Arrival and welcome 14:30 - 15:00
Placebo/nocebo basicsLuana Colloca15:00 - 15:40
Translating science to practiceWinfried Rief15:40 - 16:20
Coffee break of 30 mins  
How to start using open science in your projects*Priya Silverstein16:50 - 18:20*
Bayesian analysis in JASP*Lukas Lengersdorff16:50 - 18:20*
Break of 10 mins  
Social Event - Pub Quiz 18:30 - 21:00


*Parallel session

Wednesday, 10 May 2022

Program overview

Session titleSpeakerTime
Present your own research in 3 minutes to a lay audience*Anna Henschel9:00 - 10:00*
Increasing your online visibility as an academic (virtual)*Rebecca Hirst9:00 - 10:00*
Coffee break of 30 mins  
Roundtable on "Failures and scientific nightmares" 10:30 - 11:30
Closing 11:30 - 11:45


*Parallel session


ECR summer school application

We are thrilled to invite you to our Early Career Researcher Summer School, preceding this year’s 4th SIPS conference 2023. Eligible for participation are all researchers up to 6 years after finishing their PhD. To ensure a fruitful and rewarding summer school for all participants, the spots are limited and will be chosen based on the application (see below). Everybody is welcome to apply.

The application for the summer school must be made in parallel with the actual registration for the SIPS congress. The deadline to apply is 15.01.2023. To apply, we ask you to submit the following information:

  • your name, contact details, affiliation(s), and supervisor(s)
  • max. 250 words on your (research) background and how it fits with the topics of the SIPS conference
  • max. 250 words on your motivation (why you want to join the summer school and how you think it will advance your work and/or career). 

Please note that registration to the SIPS Conference is mandatory for participation in the ECR Summerschool.

Because of the limited capacity, your application will be rated by members of the SIPS local organizing and the SIPSscientific committee. The highest ranking applications will receive a spot in the summer school. We look forward to seeing you in Duisburg in May 2023!

Recent updates as of 10/17/2022