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Tour our site and contact DFN-Verein, the legally and economically responsible body of Germany's National Research and Education Network, DFN – Deutsches Forschungsnetz, based in Berlin. Established in 1984, DFN-Verein aims to pursue solely non-profit ventures. The strength of the German National Research Network is the broad mandate of its over 300 institutional members, coming from the majority of German universities and research organisations.
Representatives of the members meet twice a year, both to discuss the matters of the German National Research Network and to organize its future work. The members decide on the finances of the association as well as on how costs for the utilization of services are shared between them. The members have established an executive board, the three directors of which make up the board of the association. All offices held with the association are voluntary.