The IFSH's Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) is a leading academic institution specifically dedicated to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It closely co-operates with the German Federal Foreign Office, the OSCE and the national delegations in Vienna. Our academic research and our knowledge transfer and policy analysis examine the structures, instruments and activities of the OSCE, including human rights, conflict management, conventional arms control and field operations. CORE publishes the OSCE Yearbook and has trained incoming OSCE Chairmanship delegations since 2007. CORE led the establishment of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and co-founded the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions. German Federal President Johannes Rau and OSCE Secretary General Ján Kubiš attended the opening ceremony in 2000.