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The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) is the central organization for psychology in all the German-speaking countries. It has been a member of the "Blaue Liste" since 1988 and is a founding member of the Leibniz Association since 1997. Important services and products concerning research, studies, practice, mass media, politics and the public, such as the database PSYNDEX for psychological publications are offered on the organization's psychology portal.

Gebäude D der Universität Trier

With regard to its field of research, the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information deals with information behavior, psychological foundations of IT systems, as well as science studies. The international presence of psychology from German-speaking countries is evaluated annually by means of the ZPID-Monitor.

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information is supported in equal parts by the Federal Ministry of Health, and the federal states of Germany (under the overall control of the ministry of education, science, further education and culture, Rhineland-Palatinate). Being an institution of public law of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, it had a budget of 3,5 million Euros at its disposal in the year 2015. The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information currently occupies a total of 42 employees (researchers and support staff) within the institutional household and several third party projects.

The Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association connects 89 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance. They conduct knowledge-driven and applied basic research, maintain scientific infrastructure and provide research-based services.

The Leibniz Association identifies focus areas for knowledge transfer to policy-makers, academia, business and the public. Leibniz institutions collaborate intensively with universities - in the form of "WissenschaftsCampi" (thematic partnerships between university and non-university research institutes), for example - as well as with industry and other partners at home and abroad. They are subject to an independent evaluation procedure that is unparalleled in its transparency. Due to the importance of the institutions for the country as a whole, they are funded jointly by the Federation and the Länder, employing some 18,600 individuals, including 9,500 researchers. The entire budget of all the institutes is approximately 1.7 billion EUR. For further information see <>.

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