The Open Access Officer advises the TU Berlin Executive Board on strategic decisions regarding open access and thus open access to scientific literature and other materials. He/she is in close contact with the Open Access Team of the University Library, which is responsible for operative tasks.
The official data protection officer supervises adherence to data protection regulations, advises and trains members of TU Berlin, and inspects IT processes and research projects. She/he is the contact point for the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, the supervisory authority.
The anti-discrimination officer is the contact for confidential initial and referral advice in all cases of discrimination. He also develops preventive and curative measures to raise awareness and avoid discrimination of all kinds. He is also responsible for advising, receiving, determining the facts and coordinating the formal complaints procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act.
The Central Women's Representative and her team support the Technische Universität Berlin in implementing the statutory gender equality mandate and accompany the university's internal strategy and organizational development processes. They also advise employees individually. In addition, she is involved in various committees, works in control and steering groups, is involved in the quality assurance of recruitment and selection processes as well as in the development of concepts, programs and measures.
The part-time Women's Representatives and Gender Equality Representatives provide advice to the TU Berlin on women's promotion and gender equality. They work towards achieving constitutionally mandated gender equality and the elimination of existing disadvantages for female members of the university. They are not bound by professional instructions and provide confidential advice. Many of them undergo further training on gender diversity and are also available to non-binary members of the university (e.g., Faculty I, VI, and Faculty VII).
The representative of students with disabilities and chronic desease and her team provide information, advice and support for prospective students, applicants and students with long-term or permanent impairments. In a confidential conversation, individual situations are considered together with the affected person, solutions are found and further action is discussed.
The ombudspersons are the contact persons of the TU Berlin in questions of good scientific practice and in cases of suspected scientific misconduct. They advise scientists at the TU Berlin on how to avoid scientific misconduct. Such misconduct occurs, for example, when false information is intentionally or grossly negligently provided in a scientific context, the intellectual property of others is violated, or their research activities are otherwise impaired. The ombudspersons refer justified cases of suspected misconduct to the Commission for the Investigation of Scientific Misconduct.
TU Berlin is committed to the adherence of the national code for the studies of international students at German universities. The code regulates how international students are to be informed about studies, the admission of international students, and which technical, linguistic, or social guidance they are to receive. International students can contact the ombudsperson with any questions and problems. The ombudsperson is responsible for ensuring the code is upheld.
The role of Liaison Officer of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at TU Berlin is to serve as a point of contact for TU scientists. They provide guidance on the various funding opportunities offered by the DFG and assist with the application process, especially for first-time applications. The Liaison Officer also offers help in case of uncertainties that may arise during the application process or after the decision of the DFG committees.