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Currently the idw is unfortunately understaffed due to illness. We therefore ask for your patience with feedback. We try to answer all inquiries promptly. If you would like to reach us, it is best [...]


Here’s how to change login and password

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These instructions will help you with login or password problems. If you have set up an idw account, you can log in at the top right of this page under "Login". To do so, please enter your self-selected [...]


Award Winners idw Prize 2021

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The winners of the idw Award for the three best press releases from 2021 are:

Max-Dellbrück-Center for Molecular Medicin: First Award
Kiel Institute for the World [...]


Search engine for semantically similar press releases

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Together with the ‘German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence’ (DFKI) idw has developed, tested, and launched a semantic search engine. The system has been available to all idw users since [...]


idw office in Bayreuth: new address

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The idw team in Bayreuth has moved into a new office on August, 1st. The new address is: Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, Richard-Wagner-Str. 36, 95444 Bayreuth, Germany.


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