Sample Statistics

A total of 1,842 respondents participated in the pilot study, of which 1,098 respondents with complete interviews and privacy statements are included in the processed net analysis data set. A subsample of 873 respondents is from the BUA.

Respondents are distributed slightly differently across the four BUA institutions: 294 respondents are from FU, 194 are primarily from HU, 158 are from TU, and 227 are from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Another 24 % (N= 263) of the respondents are primarily employed at non-university research institutions. The percentage sum of the distribution is slightly above 100%, since there are also individuals with double affiliation in the sample.



In our sample, the life sciences account for the largest share with just under 30%, followed by the social sciences with 24.4% and the natural sciences with 22.2%. The humanities, with 15.4%, and especially engineering, with only 8.5%, are the least represented in the survey.

The group of doctoral and post-doctoral students makes up the majority of respondents, each with about 40%. Another 18.7% of respondents hold a (junior) professorship. At 50.9%, the proportion of male respondents is slightly higher than that of female respondents.



The detailed sample description can be found in the method report, which is available for download here.