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DIin Regina Plail

Research Management (head)

Head of Research Management, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences

Regina Plail was born in Lower Austria. She holds a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Universität für Bodenkultur). She started her early career within the pharmaceutical industry (Bender + Co, Boehringer Mannheim) in Quality control and registration of pharmaceuticals. With various activities and continuous education, she became a self-employed professional in research management within the EU Framework-Programmes starting in FP5. Collaborations on national and international level with/in university networks and with industrial research partners and working as an expert for the European Commission improved her skills for research management and grant applications.

Regina Plail started as a Research Manager at the Karl Landsteiner University in 2014. She supports strategic decisions towards implementation of research, integration of clinical departments, establishment legal frameworks and research infrastructure – but specifically provides individual support for scientific staff in the frame of the university´s research strategy, fostering career development of young researchers and high-level collaborations for departments and scientists.
Her unit oversees institutional quality management and prepares for a successful re-accreditation of KL in 2019.

Research Projects

  • WeRELaTE

    Advancing effective institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, research and writing development.

    • Project Number: COST15221
    • Project Lead: Alison Farrell, Maynooth University
    • Project Partner: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Research Management
    • Duration: 44 months starting from 01.09.2017


    This Action addresses the challenge of creating synergy among increasingly more specialised and centralised supports for four key higher education activities - research, writing, teaching and learning - which frequently fail to capitalise on their shared territories and common ground. In many institutions, central support for these four areas continues to grow, repeatedly in a reactive rather than strategic manner, in the form of sometimes overlapping programmes or activities, centres, institutes and other units. This responsive growth, often influenced by external forces, can result in the goals, structures and services of these central supports being less than optimal. Equally, what contributes to success, productivity and quality of outcomes, across research, writing, teaching and learning, can remain tacit, ill defined or indeed invisible. Our Action addresses the dearth of professional conversations and research around the shared territory of support for, and development of, these four areas. Such dialogue and research, across units and institutions, will illuminate intersections and contribute to institutional transformation based on complementary, coherent and integrated provision.


  1. 19 Nov

    Study Info Day

    19. November 2022, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Trakt Y
  2. 07 Sep

    Digital Health: Regional Opportunities and Challenges

    07. September 2022, 09:30 - 08. September 2022, 17:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften,
  3. 24 May

    4. European Calcium Channel Conference

    24. May 2022, 09:00 - 28. May 2022, 17:00
    Congress Centrum Alpbach, A-6236 Alpbach