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Terms of use

The general terms of use regulate the conditions under which the service provided by DKRZ can be used.

DKRZ user accounts

The general guidelines for use of information-processing systems of the German Climate Computing Center (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH) are given in two parts:

  1. General guidelines for use  (German version)
  2. Appendix for special IT-services (German version)

The appendix regulates the use of IT services and IT systems for which no explicit user DKRZ account has to be applied for. These are


The english version of the general guidelines for use is for information purpose only. Please refer to the compulsory German version “Allgemeine Benutzungsrichtlinien für Informationsverarbeitungssysteme der Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH” in case of any ambiguity.

CERA accounts

Cera-WDC Climate terms of use

ESGF accounts

ESGF terms of use

How to Acknowledge Granted Resources at DKRZ

Users must quote and acknowledge the use of DKRZ resources in all publications related to their production and development projects as follows:

This work used resources of the Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) granted by its Scientific Steering Committee (WLA) under project ID ###

We also kindly ask users to show the DKRZ logo on all posters and presentations when presenting results that were created on or with resources of the DKRZ.

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