Tech Talks: Compute time applications

As compute time applications for 2021 are due at the end of October, we provide insights into the process of applying for compute time and will have Robert Sausen, the head of the WLA as a guest for insights into the decision process.

Climate scientists from German research institutions can apply for resources at DKRZ. The allocation process for resources starts every year in mid-September, i.e. now, with the opportunity for additional requests in mid-March. Navigating the online forms and writing a proposal can be a daunting task not just for junior scientists. At the same time more than 150 projects apply for resources each year which all need to be processed and reviewed by members of the scientific steering committee. Thus, well-written applications will help the scientists get the resources they need by allowing the reviewers to allocate the resources most appropriately.

DKRZ's Mathis Rosenhauer will show how to apply for resources for a new project and how to request resources after twelve months when you also have to submit a report on your project's progress. While we supply a template for the application document, there are often questions what should go into the proposal and how detailed it should be. These topics will be addressed by Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen of DLR Oberpfaffenhofen who currently chairs DKRZ's scientific steering committee.

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15:15–16:15 h


Virtual Seminar


Robert Sausen


Florian Ziemen

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