Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR)
The Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR) is a non-university research institute in which neurobiologists, physicists, physicians, and psychologists investigate the phenomenon of resilience, i.e. the ability to maintain or restore mental health during or after stressful life events, in an interdisciplinary manner. Its main goal is to understand resilience mechanisms from a neuroscientific point of view, to develop respective interventions to promote resilience, and to foster changes in living and working environments in such a way that resilience is strengthened. Thus, the LIR is addressing one of the currently most pressing societal questions and is the first institute of its kind in Europe.