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Foundation: 1977

Mission: Excellence We conduct basic research on and with primates of the highest scientific standards and on topics of outstanding societal, medical and scientific relevance. Cooperation A broad spectrum of competencies and close networking within the Göttingen Campus, the Leibniz Association as well as with international partners, enable us to work on innovative research approaches in transdisciplinary teams. Service We implement our unique expertise in the field of animal keeping, breeding and experimental use of primates to improve both the welfare of the animals and the quality of the research results. We advise scientific institutions, organize further education and make samples, animals and the infrastructure in Göttingen and our four field stations available to cooperation partners. Responsibility We take responsibility for the animals entrusted to us and towards society. This guides us in the strategic direction of our research, in our collaborations and in the endeavor to make our findings accessible to politics and the public. We are committed to good scientific practice, ethical conduct and the 3R Principle* when working with lab animals. With our research, we also contribute to the protection of endangered primate species. Transparency We maintain transparent, proactive communication both in dealing with each other and with the public. We make our research results publicly available and regularly submit ourselves to external evaluations. Collegiality We are respectful and appreciative of one another. We benefit from the diversity of our staff, our consistent support for career development and our close networking in research and teaching within the framework of the Göttingen Campus, as well as from flat organizational structures. A wide range of measures for the reconciliation of work and individual lifestyles, for equal opportunities, safe working conditions and health promotion are characteristics of the working environment at the DPZ.

Vision: It is our goal and demand to be one of the world’s leading primate centers nowadays and in future. With our research, we strive to find answers to fundamental questions in biology and medicine and to enhance the protection of endangered primate species. Basis for this is excellent research, supported by an efficient infrastructure consisting of scientific service, primate husbandry and field stations. We make our science-based services and our expertise in all aspects of animal keeping, health, breeding and behavior of primates, as well as on the subject of animal welfare and science communication, available to our partners and continuously develop them further. In order for our research results to achieve the best possible benefits for science and society, we foster their transfer, the Open Science movement, the digitization of research data and public outreach. The broad spectrum of our topics enables transdisciplinary research at the Primate Center as well as within the framework of Leibniz research networks and third-party funded projects. We actively participate in research and teaching at the Göttingen Campus with the aim to develop it into an inspiring place for outstanding pioneering leaders and young talents.

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Evolution of the institution

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Compared to its context

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Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1839th699th609th1249th109th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 107th27th20th83rd6th
Medicine +1042nd374th297th767th71st
Psychology 1144th453rd340th952nd80th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

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