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Research Projects

The German Mobile Telecommunication Research Programme (DMF) was initiated by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). Coordination and implementation are carried out by the BfS. The supplementary research projects chosen for this programm are based on the findings of two expert workshops including comments expressed by the general public.

The list of these projects is available for download as PDF file (72,9 KB).

From 2002 to 2007 (estimated) approximately 50 research projects in mobile telecommunications will be carried out in four fields (biology, dosimetry, epidemiology and risk communication). Topics will cover a broad spectrum, reaching beyond current GSM and UMTS standards. One objective, among others, is to clarify fundamental effects and mechanisms. Another will be to delve into the possible causes of electromagnetic sensitivity. The programme will seek results pertinent not only to existing mobile telecommunications but in order to make statements on future developments as well.

Regular reports on research projects can be found on this web-site. Researchers or institutions which will perform the research projects are chosen by a standardized award procedure. The researcher's Final Report together with an evaluative statement by the BfS will be made available to the public at the conclusion of every project.


A total of 22 research projects are handled in the field of biology.



A total of 15 research projects were handled in the field of dosimetry.



A total of 10 research projects are handled in the field of epidemiology.


Risk Communication

A total of 7 research projects are handled in the field of risk communication.


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