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Committee on Scientific Instrumentation

The Committee on Scientific Instrumentation is a subcommittee of the DFG’s Joint Committee. In this function, it evaluates the results of reviews of proposals for major instrumentation in the general research funding programmes of the DFG as well as from the “Forschungsgroßgeräte” (Major Research Instrumentation) and the “Großgeräte der Länder” (State Major Instrumentation) programmes with respect to technical, methodical and fundamental criteria.

For major instrumentation funded by the DFG and for proposals in the “Major Research Instrumentation” programme, the committee prepares funding recommendations for final decision by the DFG’s Joint Committee. For proposals in the “State Major Instrumentation” programme, it formulates final recommendations on instrumentation purchases on behalf of the states and universities. The committee also issues statements on questions relating to the technical specifications and operation of scientific instrumentation.

The committee currently has 13 members, each of whom is elected by the DFG’s Joint Committee for a four-year term in office.