According to the GCSC's statutes, an ombudsman has to be appointed in order to solve conflicts between members of the centre. Generally the ombudsman is the ombudsman of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Should he be member of the GCSC, another person will be appointed by the Board of Directors.
The ombudsman of the German Research Foundation is Prof. Dr. Horst Carl
The ombudsman of the GCSC has still to be announced.