The project Z1 is responsible for the management, scientific coordination and administrative aspects of NOA. It also moderates scientific discussions between individual projects. It coordinates and manages gender equality measures, fellowships, colloquia, summer schools and conference travels. Z1 oversees and coordinates the required interaction between research projects, the integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) and the nanostructure technology project Z3. Moreover, Z1 is the central contact point for coordinating interactions between NOA and participating institutions, as well as other FSU research initiatives in related fields.