Test­ablauf: So testet die Stiftung Warentest

test institutes: Call for applications to carry out test work

Stiftung Warentest offers independent and experienced institutes throughout Europe the opportunity to apply for contracts to carry out product tests and services investigations. Suit­able test institutes are called upon to submit an expression of interest if they would like to be considered to carry out such work.

It is a prerequisite that the interested parties guarantee they will carry out investigations of the test criteria specified by Stiftung Warentest within a fixed period of time, using scientific methods, and typically of between 10 and 30 test samples. Responsibility for evaluating the results and determining the overall verdicts lies with Stiftung Warentest.

Institutes that are interested in carrying out investigations of products and services are being sought by Stiftung Warentest on a continuous basis. Further details can be found at:
Call for applications to carry out test work (PDF Download)

The independence of the applying institute is an important prerequisite. The institute must not have close connections to any suppliers or manufacturers, and must guarantee that investigations will be carried out impartially. The following questions must be answered when submitting an expression of interest: Questionnaire (PDF)

A commitment to neutral and independent status must be submitted each time an institute is commissioned to fulfil a test contract. This does not have to be signed and submitted together with the expression of interest: Commitment to neutral and independent status (PDF)