"Transformative research aims to develop technical, social, and organizational solutions to current problems in a collaborative process between scholars and practitioners" (Schader Foundation)


"Transformative research is oriented towards concrete social problems and is characterized by an explicit claim to intervention. The goal is to catalyze concrete change processes and to actively involve stakeholders in the research process" (Wuppertal Institute).





Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer, Professor of Intercultural Social Transformation, defines transformative research as follows:


"Transformative research aims at change processes in at least three directions:

First, it aims to bring about change through the research process itself (rather than through its results).

Second, the research project exposes itself to change by addressing concrete factual issues. This is continuously and critically accompanied on a meta-level.

Third, the researchers themselves emerge differently from this process."


With DigiLog, you can become part of this change process - by sharing current research projects on socio-ecological change and discussing the direction in which we want to change ourselves and others.