Research Management and Communication

The Research Management and Communication office supports the director and the researchers in strategic issues and matters of communication that arise in connection to excellent research. In addition, the office coordinates interdepartmental activities regarding research planning, knowledge transfer and institutionalised collaboration with academic partners.

The office also supports researchers applying for third-party funding from national and international funding schemes, and it is responsible for monitoring research results and services for reporting purposes. In order to do this, the IRS uses the research information system PURE by Elsevier.

Furthermore, the office is responsible for editing the IRS website and for the publication of media such as the institute's own magazine “IRS aktuell” and the “IRS Annual”. The organisation of academic sessions and knowledge transfer events such as "IRS Lectures on Society and Space" or the series of regional talks “Regionalgespräche” complete the portfolio.

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For the IRS as a member of the Leibniz Association it is a constitutive aspiration according to the motto “theoria cum praxi” to see the transfer of knowledge as an integral permanent task. Hence it is a significant part of the research agenda: in the research programs basic research, applied research as well as the dialogue with the practical world are planned in close coordination. more infos

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Felix Müller and, by proxy, Gerhard Mahnken are available for press enquiries. They can assess whether expertise to answer your question is available at the IRS and establish contact with the respective experts. more infos

Research stays at the IRS are an important component of the institute's Internationalisation Strategy, which is implemented with the assistance of the Research Management and Communication office. This section portraits visiting researchers and provides information for stays at IRS. more infos

Planning, initiating and living intense cooperations is a tasko for both the IRS researchers, the Management Board and the Research Management office. On various scales - ranging from an institutional agreement to an individual guest stay - the IRS is permanently working on its scientific networks. more infos