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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

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Editorial responsibility

The editor responsible for the Internet presence of the Helmholtz Open Science Office pursuant to section 55, paragraph 2 of the RStV (Interstate Broadcasting Agreement) is the Head of Helmholtz Open Science Office

Roland Bertelmann 

Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Open Science Office

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The images on the pages Open Science in Helmholtz, Open Access, Open Research Data, Open Research Software, Events and About Us are works of art created by designer Michael Schmitz based on actual datasets. Doctoral candidates at the six Helmholtz Data Science Schools use these data to study a range of topics in the research fields Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Matter, and Aeronautics, Space, and Transport. The graphics are licensed under the Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0.

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