The Central Administrative Project Z contributes to the success of the CRC in three ways. First, it administers the CRC in terms of budgeting and organization. Second, it co-organizes (with a team at a CRC location) the annual CRC conference and, together with C03, an annual outreach event for the interested public (non-CRC academics, practitioners, regulators, politicians, and NGOs). Third, it monitors CRC output and evaluates the efficiency of its internal structure. The monitoring is based on insights from A02 on innovative teamwork structures and B03 on organizational transparency effects. In addition, it uses data provided by the Open Science Data Center (C02) to assess research output. Also, it regularly surveys CRC members about their views and cooperates with C02 to develop informative measures for research impact. We use these insights to enhance our inter-location communications and workflows, feeding back into project Z by improving the organizational infrastructure (including the CRC’s early career and gender measures). We also view the CRC as a case study of the effects of transparency on multilocational research management.
TRR 266‘s main locations are Paderborn University (Coordinating University), HU Berlin, and University of Mannheim. All three locations have been centers for accounting and tax research for many years. They are joined by researchers from LMU Munich, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Cologne and Leibniz University Hannover who share the same research agenda.