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The infrastructural project EUPRIM-Net provides the networking for of Europe's most prominent primate centers as supervised by the DPZ. The main goal of the network is the breeding and husbandry of primates as well as research on and with primates within the EUPRIM-Net institutes with the utmost professional ethical level. The primary focus is on the welfare of the primates according to the 3R-Concept (Refinement, Replacement, and Reduction). EUPRIM-Net's speaker is director of the DPZ, Stefan Treue.

Since May 2023, the Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity has been providing information four times a year to all those who are committed to the conservation of biodiversity and are curious about what is happening in the 18 Leibniz Institutes on the subject of biodiversity.
Biodiversity Newsletter


FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, represents a large number of national European neuroscience societies and several monodisciplinary societies. Stefan Treue, director of the DPZ, is a member of the FENS.

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The Society for Neuroscience is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, was founded in 1969 and currently has nearly 42,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.

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The International Primatological Society was created to encourage all areas of non-human primatological scientific research, to facilitate cooperation among scientists of all nationalities engaged in primate research, and to promote the conservation of all primate species. Peter Kappeler, head of the Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology Unit of the DPZ, is vice president of the IPS.

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The Society of Primatology (Gesellschaft für Primatologie) is an organization for people interested in (nonhuman) primates. The purpose of the society is to support research on and about primates, in the field as well as in the laboratory; and to care for the conservation and well-being of nonhuman primates in the wild and in captivity. Julia Fischer, head of the Cognitive Ethology Laboratory of the DPZ, is president of the GfP.

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Founded in 1993, the EFP brings together national primatological societies as well as groups of primatologists in those countries of Europe where societies were not established. Julia Fischer, head of the Cognitive Ethology Laboratory of the DPZ, is president of the EFP.

Logo des Vereins Chances for Nature e.V.

Chances for Nature e.V. was founded by employees of the DPZ and develops sustainable concepts and ideas for the protection of habitats and biological diversity, which are implemented with local communities of particular project areas. The focus of our work is a harmonious coexistence of man and nature.

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Pro Forschung e.V.

Pro Forschung is a medical research society that aims to inform the public, the media, politics, business and science about the progresses and challenges of the biomedical research in Germany. The DPZ is for example engaged in symposia of the society.

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The DPZ supports, a website that aims to promote the brain, its functions, and its importance for our emotions, actions and thoughts. The website explains scientific content in a comprehensible and entertaining way. Most information and media may be used for non-commercial purposes.