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The following information contains the legally required mandatory data on provider identification and other information obligations as well as important legal information on the website of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers e.V.

The provider of this website is the Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (hereinafter "Helmholtz Association").

Head Office and Bonn Office
Ahrstrasse 45, 53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 30818-0
Fax: +49 (0) 228 30818-30
E-mail: info (at)

Register of associations

The Helmholtz Association is recorded in the register of associations of the Bonn District Court under registration number VR 7942.


The Helmholtz Association is legally represented by the chairman of the Association. The chairman is the President:

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar D. Wiestler

Berlin Office
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 206329-52
Fax: +49 (0) 30 206329-59
E-mail: president (at)

Editorial responsibility
The editor responsible for the Internet presence of the Helmholtz Association pursuant to section 55, paragraph 2 of the RStV (Interstate Broadcasting Agreement) is the Director Communication & External Affairs of the Association:

Dr. Effrosyni Chelioti

Berlin Office
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 206329-58
E-mail: effrosyni.chelioti (at)

Xenia von Polier
E-mail: xenia.vonpolier (at)

Freelance writers:
Andrew Curry
Anja Dilk
Constanze Fröhlich
Charmaine Li
Beate Wagner
Andrea Walter

Michael Schmitz for Helmholtz/HIDA


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Legal notice regarding copyright
The layout of the homepage, graphics, and other content on the Helmholtz Association website are protected by copyright. 

Copyright © by Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
All rights reserved.

Images and audio files may only be used for editorial purposes. No fees or royalties are payable for the use of this material as along as the source is credited and two free reference copies are sent to the Helmholtz Association. Changes to graphics are not permitted, with the exception of cropping the main image.
We expressly permit the copying, printing, and distribution of any pages on the website as well as of any attached documents or audio files, subject to the following conditions:

  • The pages and documents contained in this website may be used for information purposes only.
  • These pages and documents must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Any copies (including extracts) must contain this copyright notice.

Legal notice regarding links to external websites

The Helmholtz Association web pages include references (links) to information offered on external third-party websites and/or servers that are not within the control or responsibility of the Association. The relevant provider shall be responsible for the content of the corresponding external pages to which links are provided. The Helmholtz Association assumes no liability and makes no guarantee in relation to this information and does not approve or support the content of the linked sites. In establishing the initial link, the Helmholtz Association reviewed the relevant external content in order to determine whether such a link might give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, we cannot be reasonably expected to review the content of linked external pages unless there is concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Helmholtz Association determines that an external site to which it is connected via a link may give rise to civil or criminal liability, or if it receives notification thereof from third parties, then the Association will immediately eliminate any link to this site. The Helmholtz Association expressly dissociates itself from such content.

This information also applies to any subdomains of where responsibility for content lies with the respective author who has been given the right to use the Helmholtz Association subdomain.

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