The Director is responsible for the institute and the foundation’s ongoing business within the scope of the bylaws and the decisions of the Board of Curators.

The central IT group is the service and coordination centre for the IT infrastructure at the FBN.

All research areas, experimental animal units, management and administration are integrated into a modern, high-availability IT infrastructure based on a site-wide data network in a central Windows domain.

With firewall and antivirus protection, the site is connected to the new X-WiN scientific network of the DFN.

The IT group is responsible for the following tasks and services:

  • Coordination and further development of IT processes under consideration of information security
  • Supporting and further developing the data network and ensuring the high availability of communication services (e-mail and Internet)
  • User administration in central domains
  • Administration of the software products and resources
  • Administration of hardware and software for business management and administrative processes
  • Provision of central computing and storage capacities including data backup
  • Software development, in particular database programming and support
  • User support at the workstation in case of hardware or software problems
  • Printing large-format posters

Head of Division: Dirk-Michael Brosig