The IT and network service ensures that all staff and facilities are appropriately supplied with computing hardware, network connectivity and data storage. IT is responsible for advice on, buying and installing a broad range of software (standard apps to individual specialist software) as well as debugging computers. The IT service also installs and operates all central computer hardware and services and prepares the respective purchases. In addition, the IT service takes care of IT-related cooperation with neighboring local institutes and universities, the headquarter office of the Max Planck Society in Munich and other Max Planck Institutes.