The ‚Austrian Public Database of Research Infrastructures‘ offers an information platform to facilitate the cooperative use of research infrastructures in science, research, business and industry. Research infrastructures for new cooperation projects or research services can be found or offered via the database.

Together with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economic Affairs (BMAW), the public database was designed and built. The database is operated and continuously developed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

The public database pursues four sub-goals in the following areas:

  1. Access and use: Creating access to and use of research infrastructure capacities.
  2. Strategy: Supporting strategic decision-making processes for Austria's research infrastructure development.
  3. Monitoring: Supporting calls for proposals by monitoring infrastructure development in Austria.
  4. Mapping: Creation of a transparent and visible infrastructure portfolio of the Austrian research area.

More than 130 research institutions are already participating voluntarily with over 2,100 collaborative infrastructures.