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Research in societal responsibility


Dear participant,

thank you for participating in our study! Here is a short explanation on what it will be about:

This study is part of the research project LeNa-Shape ("Research in societal responsibility - design, impact analysis, quality assurance") and deals with the topic of research in societal responsibility. Researching in societal responsibility means reflecting on one's own research process and, if necessary, changing it in such a way that it helps and serves society and thus contributes to sustainable development. This research project is specifically concerned with the question of how research is conducted, regardless of the research topic.

How this can be implemented in concrete terms will be tested and communicated in various formats in this research project. Before you participate in such a format, we would like to ask for your unbiased opinion on the topic: the following questionnaire measures psychological factors (e.g. norms and habits) in the area of "researching in societal responsibility"; we would like to understand what facilitating and inhibiting factors there are for the implementation of this idea. Please answer all questions from your personal perspective, at your own pace and honestly - there are no right or wrong answers.

You can stop the survey at any time without giving any reason and without any disadvantage.

If you have any questions or comments, you can contact Marius Deckers:
There are 17 questions in this survey.
This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying access code to access this survey, please rest assured that this code will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification access codes with survey responses.

Data Protection Information


Please note the following information:


  • Participation in the survey is voluntary.
  • You can interrupt participation in the survey at any time and continue or cancel it at a later date.
  • The survey serves exclusively the purpose stated in the invitation text or e-mail.
  • The data will be evaluated by department “Sustainability and Participation” and only by persons who are bound to data secrecy according to § 5 BDSG-alt or to confidentiality according to organizational instruction 2018/03/VB/O »Datenschutzmaßnahmen in der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft«, Annex 4.
  • The data is evaluated anonymously and only for groups of at least 5 persons who have responded, so that no conclusions can be drawn about their person. This also applies to the evaluation of your textual answers.
  • As far as your data are personal, you are entitled to the rights of data subjects according to the DSGVO, including the right to information, correction, revocation or blocking/deletion of your data as well as the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. The technical and organisational requirements pursuant to Art. 25 and 32 DSGVO for the protection of personal data are complied with.
  • Under no circumstances will your personal data be passed on to other employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft or to third parties not entrusted with the evaluation.
  • If your data is personal, it will be deleted on the 30th of September 2034.
  • The framework conditions for the survey have been agreed with the General Works Council and the general works agreement for conducting surveys in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have been observed.



If you have any questions regarding the survey or data protection, please contact us:


Owner of procedure:

Marius Deckers, Scientist, Department “Sustainability and Participation”, Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT


Contact person for questions regarding content:

Marius Deckers,


Fraunhofer Data Protection Officer:

Ralph Harter,


Contact person for technical problems: