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Research and development (R&D) projects handled in Division 4 or awarded to external parties through tendering processes lay the scientific foundation for statutory tasks relating to chemical safety and for providing advice on hazardous substances and biological agents to politicians and industry. Scientific Management acts as a specialist department to support project applications in internal and external application procedures (projects with third-party funding) and bundles individual questions into interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary project designs and thematic focuses. Operating at the interface between science and politics, it undertakes the coordination and communication of focal topics and project results.
Our specialist duties are as follows: