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 Atira, which has been in operation since 2015. The IRS has been one of the first research institutes of the Leibniz Association using an advanced research information system.
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.