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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)

Laila Oudray

E-mail: laila.oudray (at)

Freelance writers:
Andrew Curry
Anja Dilk
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.

Liability notice

The HGF e.V. is responsible as a content provider for its "own content", which is made available for use on, in accordance with general legislation. A distinction must be made between this own content and cross-references ("links") to content provided by other providers. By the cross reference the HGF e.V. holds in this respect "foreign contents" ready for the use which are marked accordingly by the layout. This external content was checked when the link was first set up to determine whether it might give rise to any civil or criminal liability. However, it cannot be ruled out that the contents are subsequently changed by the respective providers. The HGF e.V. does not constantly check the contents to which it refers in its offer for changes that could give rise to a new responsibility. Should you be of the opinion that the linked external pages violate applicable law or otherwise have inappropriate content, please let us know.

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