GridKa Governance

Overview Board (OB)

Oversees the operation of GridKa and decides on financial matters and serves as the user approval body required for a Helmholtz LKII large-scale research facility. The OB decides on technical issues in case of conflicts in the Technical Advisory Board (TAB).


The GridKa OB meets twice a year or upon request of at least two members. The agenda and minutes are kept in the SCC Indico.


Chair Person:Marc Weber

SCC Board of Directors: Achim Streit, Bernhard Neumair, Martin Nußbaumer, Martin Frank

GridKa management: Andreas Petzold

BMBF representation (permanent guests): Simon Bohleber (BMBF Department 711), Wolfgang Ehrenfeld (Project Management DESY)

KHuK-representation: Kilian Schwarz (GSI)

KET-Representation: Markus Schumacher (University of Freiburg)

Experiment representation:

ALICE Torsten Kolleger (GSI)
ATLAS Arnulf Quadt (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
CMS Günter Quast (KIT)
Belle II Thomas Kuhr (LMU)
LHCb Michael Schmelling (MPI Heidelberg)
Astroparticle physics experiments Martin Erdmann (RWTH)

TAB Chairmen: Manuel Giffels (KIT), Jörg Marks (University of Heidelberg)

Tier-2 representation: Volker Guelzow (DESY)

Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

Represents GridKa users and advises GridKa on technical issues.


The GridKa TAB meets every two months. The agenda and minutes are kept in CERN Indico.


TAB Chair: Manuel Giffels (KIT), Jörg Marks (University of Heidelberg).

GridKa Management (permanent guest): Andreas Petzold

Experiment Representation:

ALICE Kilian Schwarz (GSI), Raffaele Grosso (GSI)
ATLAS Günter Duckeck (LMU Munich), Torsten Harenberg (University of Wuppertal)
BaBar Concetta Cartaro (SLAC), Markus Ebert (University of Victoria)
Belle II Andreas Gellrich (DESY), Florian Bernlochner (University of Bonn)
CMS Manuel Giffels (KIT), Thomas Kreß (RWTH Aachen)
COMPASS Jan Friedrich (TU Munich), Florian Kaspart (TU Munich)
IceCube Jakob van Santen (DESY), Andreas Haungs (KIT)
LHCb Jörg Marks (University of Heidelberg), Alexey Zhelezov (University of Heidelberg)

Pierre Auger Observatory

Markus Roth (KIT)

Tier 2 representation: Martin Gasthuber (DESY)

DESY representation: Thomas Hartmann (DESY)