Christian Kobsda

Christian Kobsda works as a political consultant in the president’s office of the Leibniz Association. Before joining Leibniz, he dealt with Industry 4.0 and Smart Services at acatech and was scientific advisor to the Innovation Dialogue of the German Federal Chancellor.

He studied political science, philosophy and some economics at the universities of Passau, Rostock and at Freie University Berlin. In 2010 he received the Kurt-von-Fritz Science Award and in 2011 the Alumni Award for Political Science in Rostock.

He is keen on scientific policy advice and digital, social and frugal innovations.



Associated Researcher: Knowledge & Society

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Fecher, B. & Kobsda, C. (2019). Meet the Research Impact Canvas. Elephant in the Lab. Publication details

Working paper

Kobsda, C., Schmidt, M., & Fecher, B. (2017). Authorship revised. Making a compromise between 2.1 and 1.268. Elephant in the lab. Publication details

Schmidt, M., Fecher, B., & Kobsda, C. (2017). Factory science: How many authors does it really need to write a paper? Elephant in the lab. Publication details

Other publications

Fecher, B. & Kobsda, C. (2019). In 5 Schritten zur gut geplanten Kommunikationsaktivität. Publication details

Organisation of events

Meetup: Picture it! What data visualizations can do for science
03.07.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Elephant in the Lab (International) Further information

Philip Nebe, Teresa Völker, Nataliia Sokolovska, Christian Kobsda, Martin Schmidt, Benedikt Fecher

Media appearances

Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung – Vermittler zwischen zwei Systemen (19.09.2018).
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Wie Forscher die Zahl ihrer Publikationen künstlich nach oben treiben (10.07.2017). Berliner Zeitung
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Eine Elefantenherde im Labor (21.07.2017). TAZ
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Der Elefant im Labor (21.07.2017).
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Spitzenmediziner schaffen ein Paper pro Woche !? (21.07.2017). Laborjournal Blog
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