The Scientific Advisory Board is the main instrument for evaluating the scientific performance of our institute. Such evaluations are compelling because they enable the Max Planck Society to justify the funds it receives. Internally, the assessments broaden the decision basis of the organs of the Max Planck Society because they provide important information on the developments at individual institute.
The primary role of the Board of Trustees is to establish a trusting relation between the institute and the general public. They reflect on science policy as well as on economic and organizational questions. Additionally, the Board of Trustees facilitates contacts to those circles interested in the institute’s work.