Centre Development and Scientific Controlling

The staff unit Centre Development and Scientific Controlling (ZENCO) supports the executive management board of the UFZ with information processing, in the preparation stages of decision-making processes and with advice in centre planning and control (scientific controlling). Doing so, the staff unit ensures that all scientific management operations run smoothly. This enables the UFZ to successfully carry out its role as a centre of competence for integrative environmental research and system solutions.

The tasks of ZENCO include among other things facilitating und maintaining scientific cooperation with universities and strategic partnerships, budget planning in the field of R&D and supporting the management board in the initiation of strategic projects and initiative. Furthermore, the staff unit supports the executive management in the development of the centre’s organizational structure and coordinates the compilation of the documents for the Scientific Advisory Board and the Supervisory Board.

A central scope of ZENCO´s duties is to work in close collaboration with the Helmholtz Association. In this context the staff unit coordinates and supports programme-oriented funding (POF) activities of the UFZ in the Helmholtz research fields "Earth and Environment", "Health" and "Energy", Helmholtz large investments and networks, as well as Helmholtz boards and committees. Such activities include the cooperation with national science organisations, ministries and other authorities.

Further information

Dr. Dagmar Rosenow
Deputy Head
Reporting, environmental observatories, contact person for the Thematic Area Smart Modelling and Monitoring
Phone +49 341 235-1057

Dr. Hartwig Pohl
Deputy Head
Programme oriented funding and its evaluation, coordination of the research field Earth and Environment, coordination of research with other Helmholtz centres, large investments, contact person for the Thematic Area Chemicals in the Environment
Phone +49 341 235-1667

Dr. Andreas Menzel
Key data and performance parameter, reporting to Advisory Board, programme-oriented funding and its evaluation, contact person for the Thematic Area Ecosystems of the Future
Phone +49 341 235-1363

Ursula Schmitz
International cooperation, secretariat for PEER - Partnership for European Environment Research, organisation tenure track process, coordination UFZ Awards, contact person for the Thematic Area Water Resources and Environment
Phone +49 341 235-1833

Anja Baran
Statistical key data, large equipment, reporting
Phone +49 341 235-1254

Susanne Spengler
Statistical key data, reporting
Phone +49 341 235-1546