We are responsible for providing a reliable, up-to-date communications and computing infrastructure to the MPI research community, particularly including the design and support of various central services.

Given below is a brief compilation of the services that we provide. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in this regard during your stay at the institute.


Our service desk is the first entry point of communication for all services we deliver... [more]
After your written application for general access to IT services you will receive a user account. This includes access to the internet, access to resources at the MPI für Kohlenforschung and an e-mail account. In general, you will also receive access to the local file and print services. When you leave our institute your data... [more]
The institute offers all employees the opportunity to securely access some of the institute's services via fast remote connection from home or while traveling. This includes checking e-mails, accessing the literature and using all computers.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. [more]
The Department of Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy performs many complex simulations. These are carried out in our computing center where about 200 compute-servers, all central servers, and firewalls with the corresponding software applications are installed and managed by the IT department. [more]
Security in information technology means that particular security policies are met, which ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information. Therefore the IT department plans, implements, and continuously improves measures for the following strategic objectives: [more]
Backup copies of files and data on the institute’s network are saved on our backup server daily. If needed, these files – be they Word files, databases, or your mailbox – can easily be restored. [more]
We maintain a World Wide Web server which makes it possible to feature the institute's research programs and publications, as well as post job openings and events on the Internet. If you have any general questions or suggestions regarding the contents of the institute's Web pages, please email [more]

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