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Data Package decquali

Determinants and Effects of Collaboration in homogeneous and heterogeneous Research Clusters. Qualitative sub study of the DEKiF Project 


Study Series:
Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Sponsored by:
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Contributors:
Meißner, Florian;
Weinmann, Carina;
Vowe, Gerhard;
Huneke, Jana
Survey Design:
Survey Data Type:
Qualitative Data
Data available in:
Data Curation:
İkiz-Akıncı, Dilek;
Niebuhr, Johanna;
Schmidtchen, Henrike
1.0.0 (published at Apr 11, 2023)

The DEKiF project was carried out in a cooperation between the DZHW, the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. The study followed a triangulating mixed methods design: It consisted of a quantitative survey (DZHW Hannover), five case studies (HHU Düsseldorf, DZHW Berlin, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) and a bibliometric analysis (DZHW Berlin).
Two data packages will be made available for scientific reuse purposes. First, the data of this data package: two case studies collected at HHU Düsseldorf. Secondly, the quantitative survey and metadata obtained in the course of the DEKiF survey, a large-scale, representative survey of principal investigators and spokespersons of DFG research associations.
The quantitative sub study can be found here:

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Data Package Description

The project Determinants and Effects of Collaboration in homogeneous and heterogeneous Research Clusters (DEKiF) focuses on the potential of university and entrepreneurial collaboration in the form of linked resources, personalities, competencies, and exchanged experiences as well as perspectives. Apart from these positive effects, the mixed methods study further highlights the increasing challenges that collaborating companies and universities have to face.
The explorative case study of homogenous and heterogenous research cooperation investigated if the theoretical and previously elicted problems, solutions, and conditions are differentiated sufficiently or if other parameters have to be considered (case study 1).
The advanced case study of heterogenous research clusters investigated cooperation between universities and companies in expert interviews as well as in focus group discussions (case study 2). Research clusters with large-scale companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) were included. Apart from that, different sizes or degrees of network complexity were considered in choosing research clusters. The aim was to examine the specific structure of the cooperation problems in applied research clusters and the experience with solutions, especially in regard to the different phases of cooperation, more precisely. Additionally, the different expectations of the interviewees regarding the performance was examined, for example with regard to publications, patents, and the qualification of the scientific offspring.

Documents related to this Data Package

Data Package

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Daten- und Methodenbericht des Datenpakets "Qualitative Teilerhebung des DEKiF-Projekts"  The report includes informations on the data package.  German link_off
Qualitative Partial Survey of the DEKiF Project  Data Package Overview  English link_off decquali_Overview_en.pdf
Qualitative Teilerhebung des DEKiF-Projekts  Data Package Overview  German link decquali_Overview_de.pdf
Datennutzungshinweise / Data Use Instructions  The data use instructions summarize the central information for data usage.  German link_off decquali_DataUseInstructions_de.pdf
Release Notes  The release notes contain information about the current version and changes compared to previous versions.  English link_off

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