Benedikt Fecher

Dr. Benedikt Fecher Foto: Ralf Rebmann

Dr. Benedikt Fecher

Scientific Advisor at project „Organizational Adaptivity in the German Higher Education Context (OrA)”

Email: fecher

What is my role within CATALPA?

As a science researcher, I advise the OrA project, esp. on research design and data analysis issues.


CATALPA shows that interdisciplinary and innovative research across multiple sites can succeed - in a collaborative and solution-oriented environment with a strong center in Hagen.

  • Benedikt Fecher has headed the program area "Knowledge & Society" at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) since 2017. He is an interdisciplinary science researcher and investigates the interrelationships between science and society in the context of digitization. His focus is on data-driven research, research infrastructures, open science & open access, science communication, and the measurement and assessment of societal impact. He has published relevantly on these topics and led national and international externally funded projects.

    • Sustainable, digital publication markets
    • Measurement and quality assurance of societal impact of research
    • Open Access & Open Science
    • OrA
    • Fecher, B., & Hebing, M. (2021). How do researchers approach societal impact? PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254006 Weitere Informationen
    • Fecher, B. & Hebing, M. (2021). How do researchers achieve societal impact? Results of an empirical survey among researchers in Germany. SSOAR. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254006 more
    • Blättel-Mink, B., Bogner, A., Fecher, B., Griem, J., Rinsdorf, L., & Villa Braslavsky, P.-I. (2021). Wissenschaftskommunikation in den Gesellschaftswissenschaften. SOZIOLOGIE, 50(1). more
    • Fecher,B., Kuper, F., Sokolovska, N., Fenton, A., Hornbostel, S., & Wagner, G.G. (2021). Understanding the Societal Impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Remarks on Roles, Challenges, and Expectations. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 6. DOI: 10.3389/frma.2021.696804 more
    • Laufer, M., Leiser, A., Deacon, B., Perrin de Brichambaut, P., Fecher, B., Kobsoda, C., & Hesse, F. (2021). Digital higher education: A divider or bridge builder? Leadership perspectives on EdTech in a COVID-19 reality. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 18(51). DOI:‐021‐00287‐6 more
    • Fecher, B., Khan, R., Sokolovska, N., Völker, T., & Nebe, P. (2021). Making a Research Infrastructure: Conditions and Strategies to Transform a Service into an Infrastructure. Science And Public Policy, 48(4), 499–507. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scab026 more
    • Elsholz, U., Fecher, B., Deacon, B., Schäfer, L.O., & Laufer, M. (2021). Implikationen der Covid-19-Pandemie für digitale Lehre: Organisierte Freiheit als Veränderungsparadigma. MedienPädagogik: Zeitschrift für Theorie Und Praxis Der Medienbildung, 40(CoViD-19), 472-86. DOI: 10.21240/mpaed/40/2021.11.29.X more