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 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.
These ombudspersons are to be contacted if academic misconduct is suspected. Academic misconduct may be suspected if, in a scientifically relevant context, false statements are made deliberately or as a result of gross negligence, the intellectual property of others is infringed, or their research activities are impaired in any other way.
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.