Service

The Research Infrastructure, Communications, Management Services, and Legal and Human Resources Departments support the work of the Executive Board and research departments.

Research Infrastructure

The Research Infrastructure Department combines two former service departments, Library and Information Technology. The department's function is to support the institute's research by providing the necessary infrastructure and services. The department, which also constitutes a program area in the program budget, allocates organizational and technical infrastructure for the documentation and presentation of research results. 

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Peter Löwe

Peter Löwe is the head of the research infrastructure department since 2017. He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geography. Previous stations include the German National Library of Science and Technology, the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and RapidEye (now: ...

Head of Department Research Infrastructure
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Bochra Abdin

Trainee Research Infrastructure
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Omar Alshafai

Trainee Research Infrastructure
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Kathrin Amberg

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Bernd Bibra

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Peter Born

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Katja Buro

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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René Eglin

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Ute Figgel-Dietrich

Ute Figgel-Dietrich is responsible for the reporting in context with publications and everything concerning Open Access.

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Tobias Gebel

Since 1992 research associate at DIW Berlin 2011-2018. Research Associate, FDZ-BO, Bielefeld University Study of sociology, Chemnitz University 2005-2011

Research Associate Research Infrastructure
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Christof Georgi

IT Administrator Research Infrastructure
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Anja Kehmeier

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Susanne Labitzke

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Jonas Lemanczyk

Trainee Research Infrastructure
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Marco Lopes

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Bernd Pauer

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Thomas Pilger

Webmaster Research Infrastructure
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Holger Piper

Technical management and development of www.diw.de and other web applications.

Webmaster Research Infrastructure
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Jacqueline Sawallisch

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure
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Marvin Scharff

Member of Service Department Research Infrastructure

Communications Department

Political consulting is a core mandate of DIW Berlin. In that context, we aim to reach the public and provide firmer empirical footing for economic and socio-political debates. Achieving this requires that the institute’s research results are understandable for the public and available in various formats, including press releases and print and online publications such as the DIW Wochenbericht and DIW Weekly Report.

The department engages in a wide range of communication activities, ranging from media and public relations, event management, and social media to managing the library. The Communication Department works closely together with the research departments in carrying out their tasks.

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Gritje Hartmann

Dr. Gritje Hartmann has been the Head of Communications at DIW Berlin since 2016. Between 2009 and 2016, she held various positions at Stiftung Mercator, most recently as Deputy Director of Communications. From 2010-2011 and 2013-2014, Dr. Hartmann served as Director of Communications and a member ...

Head of Department Communication
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Rebecca Buhner

Rebecca Buhner has been working at DIW Berlin since November 2017. She completed a master's in translation studies at the Universität Heidelberg.

Translator Communication
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Claudia Cohnen-Beck

Claudia Cohnen-Beck has been editor at DIW Berlin since July 2017 and is responsible for the DIW Weekly Report and DIW aktuell as well as for press inquiries, guest comments and statements. Previously, she was editor at several daily newspapers.

Press Officer Communication
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Sebastian Kollmann

Sebastian Kollmann has been working at DIW Berlin since September 2012. Initially a trainee, since May 2014 he has been a press officer and editor for the DIW Wochenbericht. He studied economics and politics at the University of Cologne and attended the Cologne School of Journalism for Politics and ...

Press Officer Communication
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Adam Mark Lederer

Since 2010, Adam Lederer is DIW Berlin's English language editor.

Academic Editor Communication
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Leonie Lenger

Trainee Communication
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Dennis Meiser-von Schmädel

Dennis Meiser-von Schmädel has been working as an online editor at DIW Berlin since 2011. In addition to the editing of the website and the social media channels of the institute, the focus of his work is the production of video blogs, the supervision of livestreams of events and the creation ...

Web Editor Communication
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Ralf Messer

Member of Service Department Communication
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Uwe Mischke

Member of Service Department Communication
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Ellen Müller-Gödtel

Member of Service Department Communication
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Stefanie Reeg

Graphic Designer Communication
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Michaela Schwarzenstein

Team Assistance Communication
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Claudia Sommer

Member of Service Department Communication
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Anne Tilkorn

Anne Tilkorn started work as an online editor at DIW Berlin in November 2019. Her background is in science communication. Previously, she was responsible for websites and social media at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. As a freelance ...

Web Editor Communication
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Bastian Tittor

Bastian Tittor began his PR-Traineeship at the communications department in May 2019. His main focus lies on online and social media communications. In addition, he is part of the DIW Weekly Report's editiorial staff.

PR-Trainee Communication
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Roman Wilhelm

Member of Service Department Communication
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Christiane Zschech

Christiane Zschech is responsible for the organization of the Institute's central events.

Event Manager Communication

Management Services

Employees are DIW Berlin’s most important asset. The Management Services Department is responsible for all questions concerning human resources, supports the departments in the search for new employees, and looks after the guests at DIW Berlin.

Given that the institute is primarily funded with federal and state tax money, we have the obligation to manage our budget responsibly.

Management Services contributes to this task by carrying out financial planning, issuing the monthly and annual reports, and assuming responsibility for the entire bookkeeping process. Additionally, it does controlling, for example by producing monthly reports for the Executive Board and department managers.

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Jeannette Dubrall

Head of Department Management Services
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Meike Janssen

Deputy Head of Department Management Services
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Mehtap Büyüksahin

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Julia Fiedler

Procurement Management Management Services
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Ellen Gloyna

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Cornelia Gottschalk

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Karin Hausmann-Kasper

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Sabine Müller

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Thomas Pruchnik

Member of Service Department Management Services
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Karen Riesenbeck

Financial officer Management Services
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Bianca Toltz

Member of Service Department Management Services

Legal Department and Human Resources

The Legal and Human Resources Department offers in-house services to DIW Berlin’s Executive Board and to the department directors, employees, doctoral students, and guests from Germany and abroad.

The most important resource at DIW Berlin is its qualified staff. The Legal and Human Resources Department handles administrative personnel matters and all other questions concerning human resources. It supports the Executive Board and the departments in recruiting and developing employees. Moreover, the department provides assistance to the Executive Board, departments and service departments, and employees in all legal matters at the institute, thereby supporting them in fulfilling their tasks as best as possible.

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Cornelius Richter

Head of Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Andrea Apel

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Gert Dreiberg

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Marco Hobuß

Head of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Andrea Jonat

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Martina Koch

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Elizabeta Kordic

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Sara Radisic

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Kevin Schmitz

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Sabine Schwarz

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources
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Madlen Schwarzer

Trainee Legal Department and Human Resources
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Mandy Thormann

Member of Service Department Legal Department and Human Resources