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Science Skills Services

Karl Landsteiner University (KL) actively supports developing research competency within the university hospitals in Lower Austria.

The KL’s Science Skills Services offer a comprehensive course programme open to all research staff at the university hospitals associated with KL. Grants for participation in congresses, conferences and specialist courses can be applied for by young researchers at the university hospitals. These are financed by funds from the research impulses.

The Science Skills Services course programme comprises these topics:

  • Foundations of scientific research
  • Ethical and legal framework for medical research
  • Scientific method and statistics
  • Conceiving and delivering research projects
  • Language skills and professional communication in English
  • Scientific writing (research proposals, study protocols, scientific papers)
  • Presenting to scientific and general audiences

Research staff at the university hospitals Krems, St. Pölten and Tulln can browse the current course offer and register via the KL’s OpenCampus online administration system. Grants for conference, symposium or congress participation are also awarded via the KL’s Open Campus administration system.

Needs assessment

In order to optimally adapt the courses offered to the requirements of the university hospitals, we need your help. Returned questionnaires will be taken into account in the current course planning. It only takes a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire (in German!).

EndNote & ORCID Coaching

Regular coaching sessions on literature and publication management support researchers in their publication projects. Specific topics can be discussed. The coaching sessions take place individually or in small groups online every first Tuesday of the month. Registration is possible up to one week in advance via Open Campus.

Karger Campus Courses

The publishing house Karger offers online tutorials for students and young researchers for publication support. The offer includes courses in the area of study planning as well as clear assistance around the submission process of a paper. To the Karger Campus Courses

To access, please register with your institutional email address (The following domains are accepted: @kl.ac.at, @edu.kl.ac.at, @krems.lknoe.at, @stpoelten.lknoe.at, @tulln.lknoe.at) and follow the steps in the instructions (in German!).

The Science Skills Services are funded by the “Forschungsimpulse” ("Go! Research") programme established by KL in cooperation with the Federal State of Lower Austria.


MMag. Sabine Brandstetter, Bakk.

Research Management, Science Communication & Science Skills Services

The LGA's Education Programme

The Health Agency of Lower Austria (LGA) offers a wide-ranging further education programme to its hospitals' medical staff. Visit the LGA’s education programme’s website for more information and a course catalogue.


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