Various facilities and service groups support the work of scientists at the MPIDS.
The canteen on the Max Planck Campus serves the physical well-being of employees and guests.
The Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung (GWDG) provides high computing power and competence in IT services.
The Otto-Hahn library is a common central library on the Max Planck Campus.
There is a public relations office and a service for guests at the MPIDS.
Doctoral students at the Max Planck institutes should join the PhDnet.