For the second consecutive year, HIIK members came together for a team building weekend in Heidelberg. Part of the weekend was the tracking of working procedures towards the annual publication of the ConflictBarometer. The aim here was to strengthen cooperation within the institute on the different levels. Also, the members worked on opportunities for improvement at the numerous parts which lead to the publication of the Conflict Barometer and its respective data sets. Another part of the weekend included the work of the different departments. As the board of directors introduced the department Data Management in the course of this years, the internal communication between the six departments are crucial. Moreover, methodological questions and dealing with the data base CONTRA were subjects of discussion. We are pleased that we could develop our ideas and thoughts with many members and look forward for the upcoming publishing process of the Conflict Barometer 2019!