In 2013, WIAS obtained the berufundfamilie audit
certificate for a period of three years.
A target agreement was signed to optimize the
institute's family-friendly arrangements. With the certificate, WIAS
aims to document its commitment towards the harmonization of work and
family both internally and externally and implement central research
On June 17, 2014, WIAS received in an official ceremony in the Maritim Hotel Berlin
the certificate of the berufundfamilie audit for the first time.
In the meantime WIAS successfully completed the re-audit and on June 20th 2017 WIAS received the next certificate.
For mothers and fathers who
temporarily wish to take care of a small child in the immediate
vicinity of their working place WIAS provides a parent-and-child office
(room 402 in Mohrenstrasse 39). There is a computer workplace with internet
access and a telephone
(no. 402) to allow to care for a child in
emergencies like a strike action in the kindergarten or a slight
disease of a child, the cancellation of classes at school
or a cancellation at short notice by the day nanny.
At the same time, one can do some work and have access to the needed documents.
Additionally, in the room exists a
two folding mattresses that can also be used in emergencies by collaborators
who do not feel well. All electrical sockets are childproof.
A first-aid kit can be found in the kitchen next door, where there is also
a microwave oven that can be used to warm up baby food and milk.
Clean linen (with a waterproof layer, please), cuddly toys,
dishes, and other things with special hygienic requirements
must be brought by the parents themselves. After having signed the
Rules for using the parent-and-child office
(in German only),
you can get the key for the room by WIAS administration staff.
In the buiding Hausvogteiplatz one can find travel cots in the
cloak rooms to be taken into the office.