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Accreditation provides journalists with additional options:

  • Access to our lists of experts (with direct contact to specialists)
  • Receiving press releases under a news embargo ahead of time (non-accredited journalists receive such items only after the news embargo has expired)

More detailed information is available under "Research".

How to be accredited as a journalist with Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

First of all you need an idw-account. If you don´t have one, click on "Register" to the right of the top menu bar. Setting up an idw account including an idw subscription is free of charge.

  • Log in.
  • Go to “My idw”, from there “To your menu”, then to the "Professional Data (journalist)" link under “Access Administration”. You will see this link only if you are registered as a journalist.
  • Enter the issuing association, number and validity period of your journalist pass here.
  • Send a scan of your journalist pass to or fax it to +49 (0) 921 - 34 899 89 79. If you have no journalist pass, please send us other valid credentials confirming your professional identity as a journalist.


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