GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

IT Services and Operation

The use of efficient, task-oriented and customized information technology (IT) is a prerequisite for the achievement of research objectives and the development of geoscientific research.

The section IT Services and Operation is the central institution responsible for the IT infrastructure and services at the GFZ. We provide a holistic infrastructure to enable user-friendly and cross-platform work and communication.

Our services and offers:

Support and consulting

We provide a help desk for the central IT services. Employees of the GFZ can utilise the help desk via hotline, e-mail, and a web-based ticketing system.
In addition, we offer consultation and training on various topics.

Operation of the IT infrastructure and IT services

We maintain IT infrastructure and services at the GFZ and assure their flawless operation. Efficient networking, dedicated and virtual servers, storage systems, high-performance computing, web services as well as databases and applications are provided for the employees of the GFZ.

Data exchange and collaborations

We provide capabilities to exchange data with other scientific institutes and external project partners. Furthermore, we take care of the technical processing and data management.
For scientific collaborations, we provide web-based communication platforms.

Data storage, archiving and backup

We maintain various systems for storing data. By providing centralized archiving and backup capacity, long-term preservation of data and information is guaranteed.

Information for GFZ employees

For further information on our services, please visit the page "Help Desk", as well as the GFZ employee portal on the intranet.

(The access to the employee portal is possible only within the GFZ-network.)

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