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DACHS (DESY Access Handling System) CARDS

DACHS cards are required for access to specially secured areas, labs, control rooms and beamlines. To obtain a DACHS card, contact V1:
Bldg. 06, R. 110
Outside of office hours, DACHS cards can also be obtained from the porter's lodge at the main entrance on Notkestrasse.

DESY Choir

The DESY choir meets every Thursday 6pm-7:45pm in the canteen building or in the auditorium in Bldg. 6. New members are always welcome
- Sylvie Faverot-Spengler, tel. +49 40 8998 2429,
- Gisela Tiede,

DESY mIssion statement

DESY's corporate aims are summarised in its mission statement.


To access the Internet without a DESY user account, complete the relevant online form and register your device: "DESY Guest"

Data Protection

The DESY data protection officer's website contains the statutory data protection principles that apply to DESY. It also contains details of Germany's Data Protection Act and the supervisory authorities responsible for DESY in Hamburg and Zeuthen.

Decommissioned equipment

The recycling and disposal of used and defective equipment and furniture is managed by the V4 Purchasing and Materials Department (+49 (0)40 8998 1928).

The recycling and disposal of IT equipment is managed by the IT department (+49 (0)40 8998 3491).


All deliveries for DESY should be mad to the central goods reception point (in V4) where they will be checked for completeness. The BAU 12 transport group will the deliver your goods direct to your office or lab.


For internal transportation of goods, contact transport group BAU 12. All other transport, despatch and customs matters are managed by the V4 Purchasing and Materials department

Disabled access

To discuss access for the disabled at DESY Hamburg, contact
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