Dr Dagmar Simon
Head of Research Group, Science Policy Studies, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Germany.
Dagmar Simon PhD studied Political Sciences and German Studies and obtained her PhD at the Free University of Berlin (Dr. rer. pol). Since 1989 she is a staff member of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), first working as head of the department of research planning and coordination, then, since 1998 carrying out scientific projects in the fields of Evaluation and Science Policy Studies. From 2004 to 2007, Dagmar Simon and Andreas Knie co-founded the project group “Science Policy Studies”, while from 2006 to 2007 Dagmar Simon was in charge of the scientific coordination of the then newly founded Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ). Since 2008 Dagmar Simon is the head of the WZB’s research group “Science Policy Studies” focusing on research in the fields of Evaluation Studies, Science Policy Studies, Analysis of Organizations and Gender Studies. She is a national expert in the working group "Research Institutions and Human Resources" of the OECD, a member of the working group Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality of the German Research Foundation and member of the interdisciplinary working group „ Excellence Initiative“ of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.
Dr Simon spoke on Institutional Accountability and Practices Surrounding Gender in Plenary Session 3 Maximising Capacity of Science Human Capital and Knowledge Communities at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.