Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

Ombudspersons for Doctoral Researchers

Ombudspersons for Doctoral Researchers are designated impartial individuals who mediate in cases of conflict between doctoral researchers and their advisers. All conversations are strictly confidential. The ombudspersons are appointed by the Board of Directors for a term of two years on the proposal of the doctoral representatives.

Dr. Melanie Waldenberger

Research Group Complex Diseases, AME
Building 34 / Room 0307a
Tel.: 089/3187-1270


Prof. Dr. Paul Pfluger

Head of Research Unit, IDO
Building 3620 / Room 302b
Tel.: 089/3187-2104

Dr. Siegfried Ussar

Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, IDO
Building 96 / Room 01.03.57
Tel.: 089/3187-2047

Prof. Dr. Aloys Schepers

EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics
Tel.: 089-3187-49730

Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice

All research at Helmholtz Munich is conducted according to the rules of Good Scientific Practice. Ombudspersons for Good Scientific Practice at Helmholtz Munich are Prof. Dr. Dr. H.-Erich Wichmann und Prof. Dr. Rolf Holle. They ensure compliance with the rules of Good Scientific Practice and mediate in conflicts.

Prof. Dr. Dr. H.-Erich Wichmann
Director (retired) Institute of Epidemiology,
Helmholtz Zentrum München and
Professor Institute of Epidemiology (retired)
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Institute of Epidemiology,
Building 46/ Room 122
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 3187- 4713
Mobile: + 49 (0) 170-5203140

Prof. Dr. Rolf Holle
Deputy Director (retired) for Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM),
Helmholtz Zentrum München and adjunct professor for Medical Biometry at the Medical Faculty of LMU Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 3187 - 43535
Fax: +49 (0) 89 3187- 17 43535