The DFG Research Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) is a transregional collaboration of thirteen renowned behavioral researchers from five German universities: University of Mannheim (Arndt Bröder, Edgar Erdfelder, Beatrice G. Kuhlmann, Thorsten Meiser, Sabine Sonnentag), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Andrea Kiesel, Karl Christoph Klauer), Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Andreas Voss), RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau at Landau (Benjamin E. Hilbig, Tanja Lischetzke, Eunike Wetzel), and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Mandy Hütter, Rolf Ulrich).
The coordinating university of the RTG SMiP is the University of Mannheim. Here, the spokesperson, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser, the group's postdoc, Dr. Martin Schnuerch, and the coordinating center are affiliated.
Each year in October, a new cohort of PhD Candidates starts with the group's doctoral program. The first cohort started in October 2017.