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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) helmholtz.de
Register of associations
The Helmholtz Association is recorded in the register of associations of the Bonn District Court under registration number VR 7942.
Value added tax identification number: DE273683952
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
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 206329-52
Fax: +49 (0) 30 206329-59
E-mail: president (at) helmholtz.de
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
Helmholtz Open Science Office
c/o Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 331 288-1650
Email: roland.bertelmann (at) os.helmholtz.de
Roland Bertelmann, Christoph Bruch, Lea Maria Ferguson, Steffi Genderjahn, Marcel Meistring, Lena Messerschmidt, Heinz Pampel, Antonia C. Schrader, Paul Schultze-Motel, and Nina Weisweiler.
Abbreviations for posts in social media (Twitter, Mastodon, LinkedIn): Lea Maria Ferguson (lmf), Steffi Genderjahn (sg), Marcel Meistring (mm), Lena Messerschmidt (lm), Antonia Schrader (as), Paul Schultze-Motel (psm), Nina Weisweiler (nw).
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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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