Request for CVs

The CREA Project is a large-scale international research program that aims to understand the environmental and institutional factors and mechanisms which stimulate and support scientists to accomplish highly-creative breakthrough research. Read more about the project, its research team, and publications.

As part of its research methodology, in 2008-2009, the CREA project team is asking a selected panel of scientific researchers in the United States and Europe to send in Curriculum Vitae (CV) copies.

Why are we requesting your CV? When aggregated together, information in CVs provides a unique resource that enables us to compare and contrast the career development of scientific researchers over time, to analyze research collaboration, mobility, and sponsorship patterns, and to probe how different institutional and organizational environments influence career development.

Where should I send my CV?

  • If you are based in the United States

    email your full CV to ude.hcetagnull@aripahsp

    Hard copy CVs can be mailed to:

    Jan Youtie
    Enterprise Innovation Institute
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia USA 30332-0640.

  • If you are based in Europe

    email your full CV to ed.grebmab-inunull@eznieh.samoht

    Hard copy CVs can be mailed to:

    Dr. Thomas Heinze
    Department of Sociology II
    University of Bamberg
    Lichtenhaidestr. 11, Postfach 1549
    96045, Bamberg, Germany

In what format should I send my CV? We seek a “full” CV which includes information about education, positions held, publications, research award, other awards (such as prizes and fellowships), supervisions, association memberships, and professional and other contributions. If your CV contains most but not all of these items, it will still be very useful for us. We anticipate that the detailed CV you maintain using your institution’s standard format will be appropriate. If you have a full CV (even if lengthy), we would prefer that over a shorter CV (such as an NSF 2-page CV). If sending electronically, you can submit your CV in Word, PDF, or any other common format. See above for guidance as to where to send your CV.

What will you do with my CV? We will collate together information from the CVs of several hundred selected scientific researchers in the US and Europe. Among the key items we will code are educational qualifications, discipline, year of PhD, career patterns, publications, numbers and types of research awards, mobility, and prizes. We will statistically model the data from the panel to identify institutional, organizational and funding factors that are associated with different kinds of research accomplishments.

Will my CV be kept confidential? CVs will be aggregated with no disclosure of individual information, and we will not share individual data with others outside of our project. All individual information will be kept in a secured, limited access location. Results will only be presented and made available in an aggregated and anonymous form. Your identity will not be revealed in any publication or presentation of the results of this study without your express permission. All individual CVs will be expunged at the completion of research.

Will I receive results? Yes. All respondents who send us their CV will receive information on our results and findings on institutional and organizational factors associated with creative scientific research. If you have further comments on these findings, please let us know. As noted above, all results made public will be based on aggregated data, with no disclosure of individual names or individual CV data.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

  • If you are based in the United States

    Contact: Dr. Jan Youtie, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Email: ude.hcetag.etavonninull@eituoy.naj
    Phone: +1 (404) 894-6111

  • If you are based in Europe

    Contact: Dr. Thomas Heinze, University of Bamberg
    Email: ed.grebmab-inunull@eznieh.samoht
    Phone: +49 (0951) 863-3139

Information about participation in this study. The data collected in this study will be kept private to the extent allowed by law. All individual information will be kept in a secured, limited access location. Results will only be presented and made available in an aggregated and anonymous form. Your identity will not be revealed in any publication or presentation of the results of this study without your express permission. All individual CVs will be expunged at the completion of research. Your participation in this study is voluntary and you will not have to pay to participate nor will you be paid. If you have any questions about your rights in participating in this research study, you may contact Ms. Melanie Clark of the Office of Research Compliance, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30318 USA, Telephone: +1 (404) 894-6942.

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