Numerous service centres at the University of Innsbruck support scientists in their research activities. The services are listed below by topic. In addition, regulations in the field of research are summarised by relevant guidelines and policies of the Rectorate of the University of Innsbruck.
Information on research funding can be found on the following Website.
Information and services by topic
Guidelines and policies
On a national and international level, universities and their researchers are increasingly evaluated based on their research results and funding is accordingly awarded. As one of the strongest research universities in Austria, the University of Innsbruck endeavours to constantly increase the visibility of its research efforts. A prerequisite for this is the correct and standardised indication of institutional affiliation. This correct indication of affiliation ultimately also serves to enhance the reputation of the individual, as publications can be found and attributed more quickly, correctly and reliably.
The University of Innsbruck is committed to all basic principles of sound scientific work and to the Guidelines of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity on Good Scientific Practice. Scientists and researchers are responsible for complying with these guidelines. The guidelines are supplemented by the following internal guidelines and internal control mechanisms.
This guideline regulates the procedure in the case of legal transactions with external organisations, companies, enterprises etc. where there is a corresponding "close relationship" with the contracting party. It serves to protect all parties involved and is intended to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
The University of Innsbruck is legally obliged under the Universities Act 2002 (§ 27 para. 3 UG) to charge reimbursement of costs for the use of university staff and material resources to carry out commissioned research, expert opinions, investigations or findings.
This guideline specifies the regulations that apply to employees of the University of Innsbruck for entries in the university's internal project database.
This guideline sets out the regulations that apply to retired, retiring or emeritus scientists if they wish to carry out research projects or transfer funds from credit or asset accounts. This guideline relates exclusively to the area of externally funded research. Regulations on teaching, infrastructure and faculty or institute agendas can be found in the corresponding guidelines and regulations.
In order to offer researchers at the University of Innsbruck the greatest possible support in the processing of service inventions and the subsequent utilisation of research results, the Rectorate of the University of Innsbruck has set up a patent advice centre in the projekt.service.büro. The location of the patent advice centre in the projekt.service.büro was deliberately chosen to ensure that the patent advisors are involved in the research projects as early as possible. Particularly in the run-up to research and cooperation projects, it is important to support scientists in legal matters, for example by drafting research and cooperation agreements. The early clarification of how intellectual property is handled helps both the researchers and the business partners involved and provides legal certainty for all parties. These guidelines explain how to proceed in concrete terms.
The University of Innsbruck is committed to Open Access publications and thus supports free and sustainable access to scientific knowledge. In terms of social responsibility, Open Access facilitates the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public. In addition, free access to scientific publications increases their international visibility in the scientific community and facilitates their long-term archiving and permanent citability. This is why the University of Innsbruck has signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.
The University of Innsbruck recognises the fundamental importance of research data and its management for high-quality research and scientific integrity. It endeavours to implement the latest standards in the handling and management of research data.
The University of Innsbruck regards accurate and easily accessible research data as a fundamental and integral part of research work. As it is essential for the verification of research processes and results, appropriately secured and processed research data has lasting value for research and teaching. There is also the potential for its utilisation by society.