Research Project Procedure

Step-by-step guide for starting a Bachelor or Master research project.

Step 1: Get in touch with us

If you already have a topic in mind for your scientific project or if you have interest in a particular research area, get in touch with a researcher involved in this field. Our team can help you find the right person.

You can start working on your project any time during the semester, for a maximum period of 6 months.

Step 2: Agree to the project contract and conditions

Scientific progress depends on open access to information and data. Without it, researchers would not be able to share knowledge broadly, to replicate findings from data, and to evolve scientific insight. For these reasons, we openly publish our papers and data online so that everyone can access them. We expect our students to proceed likewise with their theses and projects; in return, we assure to advise and support them in the best possible way during their work.

  • Step 2.1: Download and read the contract. If you are not a German speaker, we recommend using Deepl translator, so you can understand the document, complete it and sign it. In case of any questions, ask your Advisor.
  • Step 2.2: Attach a description of your research project (example here) to the contract, and send both documents to the MLS Secretariat. Prof. Niepert will sign them, and they will be archived at our Department, in a project folder.
  • Step 2.3: Download the registration form. List Prof. Niepert' as Examiner (Prüfer) and sign the document.

Step 3: Register your thesis at the Examination Office

In this step, you must officially register your project.

Send the form mentioned on the previous step to the Examination Office (Prüfungsamt) of the University with the MLS Secretariat in copy.

Important: if you are developing a research project with a group of other students, each member must send their registration form individually to the Examination Office. One student cannot make the registration on behalf of the others. 

Step 4: Grading your project

After the registration, the Examination Office will create an object exam for the research project on C@mpus, where your grade will be uploaded by your Supervisor.

To the top of the page