Organizational structure

Scientific Directorate

The Scientific Directorate will be recruited from research personalities of international renown in at least one of the research disciplines of the participating institutes as well as in digital methodology research (e.g. scientific computing and data science).

Steering Committee

The development phase of CASUS will be accompanied by a Steering Committee that consists of members of the CASUS founding institutes. They will support CASUS’ structural development as well as the international recruitment of scientists.

Members of Steering Committee:

  • Dr. Michael Bussmann (HZDR)
  • Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini (MPI-CBG)
  • Prof. Wolfgang Nagel (TU Dresden)
  • Prof. Sabine Attinger (UFZ)
  • Prof. Małgorzata Bogdan (University of Wrocław)

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board will be supervised by the Scientific Directorate and will consist of members of the participating institutes as well as representatives of the participating ministries of science and will meet twice a year. Communication with the funding agencies is ensured by the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts (SMWK).


A scientific evaluation of CASUS every five to seven years is planned. The International Scientific Advisory Board will consist of international researchers and will formulate recommendations for the scientific direction of CASUS, which should ensure the international top position of CASUS on a permanent basis.