Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics 


History, structure, and facts about the Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics

IDA is a national center funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The center has previously been based at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and since 1 January 2014 IDA has been situated at Aarhus University.

As research opportunities appear on an almost daily basis it is vital for Danish astrophysics that IDA can play an important role in recommending specific plans of action on the different issues in relation to this.

Hence the focal point of IDA is to secure the Danish representation-, target the Danish strategic collaboration with the different international organizations and achieve the maximum benefit for Danish science. 

The overall responsibility of the center rests with the Head of IDA, Hans Kjeldsen, and the general matters of IDA are decided by Hans Kjeldsen in consultance with the IDA Advisory Board consisting of 23 members representing Danish Astrophysics.

The day-to-day management of IDA is run by the IDA Administrator Louise Børsen-Koch


IDA endorses professional ethics, values and standards within the Danish Astronomical society and refers to a set of ethical guidelines provided by The European Astronomical Society (EAS). Read the Code of Conduct here.