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Our Values

As the largest scientific organization in Germany, we see ourselves as having a very special responsibility: Our research should serve society and provide solutions to the central questions of our time.


Our scientists are among the leading thinkers in sustainability research in many fields. We not only address the issue of resource conservation scientifically, but also actively implement it ourselves.

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Open Science

The term Open Science refers to a cultural change in scientific working methods and communication.

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Good scientific practice

Science must be credible. Helmholtz has long been committed to ensuring good scientific practice. We are guided by the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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We regularly take a position on current discussions in science and science policy. On this page you will find an overview of statements, standpoints and positions of the Helmholtz Association.

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Funded initiatives

We support various initiatives in education, networking and science communication. You can find an overview on this page.

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