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German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Department of Aviation and Space Psychology

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DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests.

Approximately 5600 people work for DLR; the center has 28 institutes and facilities at 13 locations in Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne (headquarters), Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stuttgart, Trauen and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington, D.C.

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The DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine is the national expert authority in the field of human factors relevant to aerospace. The expertise accumulated by the Institute is primarily used by national and international organizations (airlines and air traffic control) as well as public authorities (aviation authorities and space agencies). Scientific research goes along with the development of applications.

The institute's Department of Aviation and Space Psychology is located in Hamburg and is largely responsible for personnel selection and certain areas of behavioural training for operation staff (helicopter and fixed wing pilots, air traffic controllers, astronauts).
The department also provides customers like airforces, civil flight operations or airtraffic control organisations with psychometric methods if they want to create their own selection system (see Staff Selection).

In April 2002 the departments' Quality Management System was certified according to ISO 9001. As the first Q-System worldwide, this certificate covers all stages of psychological diagnostics.




last modification 28.01.2008 (Rh)