The ATB has made gender equality a central concern. It aims to particularly increase the proportion of women in management positions continuously and rapidly.
ATB supports male and female employees with family responsibilities equally by various offers and instruments that allow a balance between work and family.
As a Leibniz institute, ATB sees itself obliged to the equality objectives of the Leibniz Association and is supported in its own efforts by the various instruments offered by the association.
As the first non-university scientific institution, the Leibniz Association decided in November 2008 to accept as part of a voluntary agreement the framework described by the "Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality" of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The defined standards for structure and personnel contribute consistently, transparent, competitive and future-oriented to equality between men and women.
ATB's equality concept 2016-2019 (in German) describes aims and measures for applying the research-oriented standards on gender equality.