Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weins is the Head of the interdisciplinary Center for Research Methods at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and a Professor of 'Empirical Social Research' in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Prof. Dr. Jörg-Peter Schräpler is a professor of "Social Science Data Analysis" at the Faculty of Social Sciences and has been the Deputy Managing Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Regional Research since 2012.