Imprint/Provider Identification

The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of the Spin for Life - An Initiative for a Large-Scale Research Center (S4L) as required by German law.



The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich

Phone: +49 89 2108-0

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General, Dr Simone Schwanitz.

Value Added Tax Identificationb Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


Responsible editor for the contents of the website of the Spin for Life - An Initiative for a Large-Scale Research Center (S4L) with regard to media law:

Prof. Dr Nikolaus Weiskopf

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1a
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 9940-133

Prof. Dr Tanja Gulder

Leipzig University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Johannisallee 29
04103 Leipzig

Phone:  +49 341 97-36540

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Spin for Life - An Initiative for a Large-Scale Research Center (S4L).

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, S4L shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. S4L makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, S4L does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. S4L shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. S4L reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are designated as follows: . The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, S4L has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If S4L determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then S4L will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. S4L expressly dissociates itself from such contents.

Copyright of images and photographs

Migratory birds: Spin provides orientation: ©
After coal: A new era: © Image by Darkmoon_Art from Pixabay
Industry & research: © Denphumi/
Spin: What is it?: © Sky Motion/

Transfer Research/Economy 
Healthcare: © Barraud
Translational research: ©
Industry + SME: ©
Applied research: ©
Fundamental research: ©

Regional Impact
Improving quality of life: ©
Shot of a group of people working together on the computer: © Yuno
Students: ©
Establishing international excellence and networking: Image by LionFive from Pixabay
Fostering economic growth: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Educating the next generation: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Improving healthcare: Image by Frank Hull and OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay
Attracting top talents: Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images and OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay


The layout, graphics employed and any other contents are protected by copyright law.

Graphics and contents: © Spin for Life - An Initiative for a Large-Scale Research Center. All rights reserved.

Layout: © Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Munich. All rights reserved.

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