iDiv is a DFG research centre run by a consortium of eleven science institutions.
While the iDiv core centre is currently located at the BioCity in Leipzig, iDiv research is conducted across all participating universities and institutes by more than 100 Research Groups who bring their expertise to the manifold research fields of biodiversity.
iDiv is exceptionally rich in experimental as well as virtual Research Platforms devoted to biodiversity research. Not least, these platforms are of great use for training a new generation of transdisciplinary biodiversity scientists that benefit from a steady exchange between theoreticians and empiricists.
Teaching young researchers how to bridge different levels of biodiversity research is the main task of the centre’s own Graduate School (yDiv).
iDiv’s Scientific Coordination supports and networks the manifold research and teaching activities in the iDiv consortium.
To facilitate iDiv research, the Central Management constantly optimises and harmonises procedures and fosters integration within this complex consortium landscape. Furthermore, scientists are supported by two Outreach units (“Science-Policy Coordination” and “Media and Communications”). Their task is to transfer iDiv’s research output to conservation practitioners and decision-makers, as well as to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of biodiversity and biodiversity research.
Collaborations with experts worldwide is a central momentum at iDiv. The main catalyst to make this happen is iDiv’s Synthesis Centre (sDiv). Combining a full-scale research centre with a synthesis centre that forms a “melting-pot” of international guests and resident experts is a unique and defining feature of iDiv.
Here you find the Bylaws of the German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig ›
(PDF, This is not an official document, it is only a translation from the offical German document)