The KoFo (Coordination and Research Office) is the office of the Network Women's and Gender Research NRW. It organizes conferences and workshops, maintains databases and organizes exchange. As a research institute, scientists work here in the field of gender-related university and science research. The KoFo is responsible for various publication series. Since 1998, Dr. Beate Kortendiek has been managing the office and coordinating the network. Since August 2017, the KoFo has been a unit at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which ensures networking, research and knowledge transfer in the long term.