Communication & Presentation

SciComm Focus | Between Evidence and Opinion: Challenges and Perspectives of Science-Based Policy Advice

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

In this workshop you get an overview of important aspects of scientific policy advice, such as different models, relevant stakeholders and their specific needs as well as possible entry routes. Benefit from practical exercises on concrete counseling situations with different stakeholders.

The trainer, Dr. Robert Peters, has been working at the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) since 2019 as an expert for foresight and technology assessment. In this role, he leads study and consulting projects for federal and state ministries, business associations, and civil society organizations. Besides he is also a freelance moderator, speaker and author.

In-person Workshop

Friday, November 24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Robert Peters




Alte Sternwarte Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
The premises are not barrier-free (see FAQ).

Target group

PhD Students | Postdocs | Established researchers | Professors


Research Track
Research Management Track
Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance | 8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" and "Postdoc plus" certificates

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  • Part I: Recapitulation of the most important results of the lecture series. (It is possible to join the workshop without visiting the three sessions that took place in the weeks before)
  • Part II: Practical exercise: Participants receive a survey on their field of science prior to the workshop and a concrete advisory request. In the workshop, they pitch the contents in various fictitious political consulting situations (parliament, ministry or business association) and discuse their experiences and learnings afterwards.
  • Part III: Individual reflection and discussion on the transferability of the lessons learned to other disciplines.

Learn more about Science Communication?

This workshop is part of the SciComm qualification offers for acquiring competences in the field of science communication. The offers follow three different competence levels: SciComm BASICS | SciComm FOCUS | SciComm ADVANCED.

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

Only some of the rooms in the “Alte Sternwarte” have barrier-free access. Should you need help getting in, please get in touch with your named contact in good time so that we can give you the support you need on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Office of Family Services at the University of Bonn.

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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Registration and Organization

Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33

53115 Bonn

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