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Research institutions

The Federal Government and the states (Länder) can approach the Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat, WR) at any time with a request to review one of their scientific institutions. On this basis, the WR has reviewed a broad spectrum of institutions in recent years, predominantly from the non-university sector. Most recently, these have included, among others:

Independent research institutes

For example (German versions only):

Bundeswehr Centre for Digitisation and Technology Research (dtec.bw), Hamburg and Munich, 2023
Stellungnahme zum Zentrum für Digitalisierung und Technologieforschung der Bundeswehr (dtec.bw), Hamburg und München (Drs. 1384-23), Juli 2023

Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt/M., 2022
Stellungnahme zum Fritz Bauer Institut (FBI), Frankfurt/Main (Drs. 9972-22), Oktober 2022

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), 2021
Stellungnahme zum Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e. V. (IASS), Potsdam (Drs. 8956-21), April 2021

Sigmund Freud Institute (SFI), 2020
Stellungnahme zum Sigmund-Freud-Institut (SFI), Frankfurt a. M. (Drs. 8523-20), Juli 2020

Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism e.V. (HAIT), 2020
Stellungnahme zum Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. (HAIT), Dresden (Drs. 8265-20), Januar 2020

Parts of larger research institutions

For example (German version only):

Socio-Economic Panel SOEP, 2009
Stellungnahme zum Status und der zukünftigen Entwicklung des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP), Berlin (Drs. 9503-09), November 2009

Research and cultural institutions

For example (German versions only):

Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), Berlin, 2020
Strukturempfehlungen zur Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Drs. 8520-20), Juli 2020

Dresden State Art Collections (SKD), 2014
Stellungnahme zu den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), Dresden (Drs. 3634-14), Januar 2014

Duke August Library Wolfenbüttel (HAB), 2013
Stellungnahme zur Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) Wolfenbüttel (Drs. 2997-13), April 2013

German Literature Archive Marbach (DLA), 2011
Stellungnahme zum Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach (Drs. 1243-11), Mai 2011

Weimar Classic Foundation, 2011
Stellungnahme zur Klassik Stiftung Weimar (Drs. 1242-11), Mai 2011

The reasons for the reviews can also vary significantly. It may be a review of scientific performance, future institutional funding of an institute or inclusion in a nationally funded research network.