Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft   (DFG)

    EU Transparency Register

    760465913924-94 First registered on 07 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The DFG is the central self-governing research funding organisation in Germany. It serves the sciences and humanities and promotes research of the highest quality in all its forms and disciplines at universities and non-university research institutions. The DFG funds research projects, creates competitive opportunities and conducts procedures for the review, evaluation, selection and decision of research proposals. It helps shape the overall conditions and standards of academic research. The DFG maintains dialogue with society, politics and business and supports the transfer of knowledge. It advises state institutions and institutions working in the public interest on issues relating to academic research and research policy. Moreover, the DFG takes particular care to promote international cooperation, early career researchers, gender equality and diversity in science and the humanities. The DFG's budget is primarily provided by the German federal government and the states.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU research policy, e.g. further development of the European Research Area (ERA) through the ERA Policy Agenda, implementation of the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (Horizon Europe), Open Science policy, e.g. implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

    Digital Single Market (DSM) initiatives, e.g. Data Act.

    Sector specific EU legislation, e.g. regulations on plants produced by certain new genomic techniques, on animal research, with regard to access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization


    Head Office
    Kennedyallee 40
    Bonn 53175
    EU Office
    Kennedyallee 40
    Bonn 53175


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 24 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Martin Winger 13 Apr 2023 12 Apr 2024
    Mr Martin Winger 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Mr Martin Winger 26 Oct 2016 25 Oct 2017
    Mr Martin Winger 06 Oct 2015 02 Oct 2016
    Mr Martin Winger 19 Jul 2014 17 Jul 2015

    Complementary Information

    Provided number of persons involved in EU-related activities corresponds to DFG staff directly covering EU policy affairs. There are further DFG divisions also (indirectly) dealing with European research policy matters as part of the DFG's overall research funding activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Other organisations, public or mixed entities

  • Networking


    Science Europe:
    European Open Science Cloud-Association (EOSC-AISBL):

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Received EU research funding (Source: Horizon 2020/Horizon Europa) is below the threshold and has not contributed to operating costs.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    Member of the European Open Science Cloud-Association (EOSC-AISBL)

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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