Skip to content!

Service

The Research Infrastructure, Communications, Finance, and Human Resources and Organisation Departments support the work of the Executive Board and research departments.

Research Infrastructure

The Research Infrastructure Department combines two former service departments, Library and Information Technology. The department's function is to support the institute's research by providing the necessary infrastructure and services. The department, which also constitutes a program area in the program budget, allocates organizational and technical infrastructure for the documentation and presentation of research results. 

Rainer Bartholdt
Person

Rainer Bartholdt

Rainer Bartholdt has been Director of the Research Infrastructure Department at DIW Berlin since March 2022. In the past, he has held various positions in the business world as an IT consultant and in corporate IT management, focusing on IT infrastructure, ERP systems, and IT security. Rainer Bartholdt studied computer science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Head of Department Research Infrastructure
Tobias Gebel
Person

Tobias Gebel

Since 1992 research associate at DIW Berlin 2011-2018. Research Associate, FDZ-BO, Bielefeld University Study of sociology, Chemnitz University 2005-2011

Deputy Head of Department Research Infrastructure
Person

Omar Alshafai

Trainee Research Infrastructure
Person

Kathrin Amberg

Member of Department Research Infrastructure
Peter Born
Person

Peter Born

Member of Department Research Infrastructure

Communications Department

Political consulting is a core mandate of DIW Berlin. In that context, we aim to reach the public and provide firmer empirical footing for economic and socio-political debates. Achieving this requires that the institute’s research results are understandable for the public and available in various formats, including press releases and print and online publications such as the DIW Wochenbericht and DIW Weekly Report.

The department engages in a wide range of communication activities, ranging from media and public relations, event management, and social media to managing the library. The Communication Department works closely together with the research departments in carrying out their tasks.

Sabine Fiedler
Person

Sabine Fiedler

Head of Department Communications
Petra Jasper
Person

Petra Jasper

Petra Jasper joined DIW Berlin in January 2020. As spokesperson, she is responsible for the DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Weekly Report, DIW aktuell as well as guest commentaries, statements, and interviews. Previously, she worked as an editor in the political and economic departments of the news agency Reuters.

Press Speaker and Deputy Head Communications
Dennis Meiser-von Schmädel
Person

Dennis Meiser-von Schmädel

Dennis Meiser-von Schmädel has been working as an online editor at DIW Berlin since 2011. In addition to the editing of the website and the social media channels of the institute, the focus of his work is the production of video blogs, the supervision of livestreams of events and the creation of self-portrayal publications. He is the contact person for the scientists in the areas of corporate...

Web Editor and Deputy Head Communications
Marten Brehmer
Person

Marten Brehmer

Marten Brehmer joined DIW Berlin in November 2020. He graduated from Freie Universität Berlin with a Master's degree in Communication.

Press Officer Communications
Rebecca Buhner
Person

Rebecca Buhner

Rebecca Buhner has been working at DIW Berlin since November 2017. She completed a master's in translation studies at the Universität Heidelberg.

Translator Communications

Finance

Employees are DIW Berlin’s most important asset. The Finance Department is responsible for all questions concerning human resources, supports the departments in the search for new employees, and looks after the guests at DIW Berlin.

Given that the institute is primarily funded with federal and state tax money, we have the obligation to manage our budget responsibly.

Finance contributes to this task by carrying out financial planning, issuing the monthly and annual reports, and assuming responsibility for the entire bookkeeping process. Additionally, it does controlling, for example by producing monthly reports for the Executive Board and department managers.

Jeannette Dubrall
Person

Jeannette Dubrall

Head of Department Finance
Karen Riepenhausen
Person

Karen Riepenhausen

Financial officer Finance
Julia Fiedler
Person

Julia Fiedler

Procurement Management Finance
Person

Christopher Luthardt

Accounting Finance
Person

Sabine Müller

Accounting Finance

Human Resources and Organisation

The Human Resources and Organisation Department offers in-house services to DIW Berlin’s Executive Board and to the department directors, employees, doctoral students, and guests from Germany and abroad.

The most important resource at DIW Berlin is its qualified staff. The Human Resources and Organisation Department handles administrative personnel matters and all other questions concerning human resources. It supports the Executive Board and the departments in recruiting and developing employees.

Norbert Möhring
Person

Norbert Möhring

Head of Department Human Resources and Organisation
Mandy Thormann
Person

Mandy Thormann

Deputy Head of Department Human Resources and Organisation
Person

Andrea Apel

Member of Department Human Resources and Organisation
Andrea Bawamia
Person

Andrea Bawamia

Member of Service Department Human Resources and Organisation
Marco Hobuß
Person

Marco Hobuß

Head of Service Department Human Resources and Organisation
keyboard_arrow_up