Leibniz institutions form collaborative research alliances which use inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to address current scientific and socially-relevant issues. The Museum für Naturkunde is member of the following alliances:
Leibniz Research Alliance "Biodiversity"
The Leibniz Biodiversity Network, founded in 2008, bundles the skills of 22 Leibniz institutions in environmental, social, life, spatial and economic sciences to draw up recommendations for sustainable solutions.
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Leibniz Research Alliance "Historical Authenticity"
The Leibniz Research Alliance Historical Authenticity seeks to explore how historical and contemporary conceptions of authenticity affect the way we deal with our cultural heritage by examining the reconstruction and conservation of historical artefacts, by studying the function of language as a cultural repository and instrument, by tracing the development of school textbooks and maps, and looking at the conception of museums, archives, monuments and memorial sites.
Leibniz Research Alliance "Science 2.0"
Science 2.0 deals with the investigation of new fields for research and development, originating from the application of new participative and collaborative internet technologies in all phases of research.