The Strategic Research & Development Management staff unit is responsible for the strategic alignment and realisation of research and development (R&D) activities as well as for the efficient organisation of R&D management processes at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).
It coordinates and evaluates the implementation of BAuA's strategic principles through multiannual R&D programmes, arranges for monitoring and quality assurance of these programmes and takes part in their further development. On the basis of the R&D programmes, it coordinates the planning, contracting , processing and evaluation of R&D projects at the Federal Institute and controls the R&D budget.
It is also responsible for monitoring junior research programmes and BAuA's third-party R&D funding.
The staff unit also serves as the administrative office of BAuA's scientific advisory board and its R&D council.