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
Preparation of board meetings (Scientific Advisory Board), environmental observatories, contact person for the Thematic Area "Smart Models and Monitoring"
Phone +49 341 235-1057

Dr. Hartwig Pohl
Deputy Head
Reporting (scientific contents), preparation of board meetings (Supervisory Board), large-scale investments, contact person for the Thematic Areas "Chemicals in the Environment" and "Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology"
Phone +49 341 235-1667

Dr. Andreas Menzel
Helmholtz activities, reporting (performance indicators), statistical key data and performance indicators,  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 of PEER - Partnership for European Environment Research, organisation of the tenure track process, coordination of the UFZ Awards, contact person for the Thematic Area "Water Resources and Environment"
Phone +49 341 235-1833

Anja Baran
Coordination of reporting (focus on key figures), analysis of scientific performance indicators (e.g. for the MVG reports of the scientific heads) and preparation of th reports, coordination of the acquisition planning for large equipment, contact person for the large equipment database
Phone +49 341 235-1254

Susanne Spengler
Support in reporting and preparation of the MVG reports of the scientific heads, contact person for the prizes database and support of the WTR AG prizes and awards
Phone +49 341 235-1546