How to access the Platform

General support is available for members of Vetmeduni Vienna and/or individual projects for up to 8 hours per year free of charge. Free general support is further limited to 30 hours per institute and year.

For analyses requiring extensive support, projects in collaboration with the PBS can be developed as follows:

I. Concept meeting

Clients are expected to provide the following information:

  • a brief description of the underlying project
  • a clear definition of the biological question and hypotheses
  • a description of human resources and available infrastructure

During the concept meeting, the PBS will provide guidance on how to design the project, strengths and weaknesses will be discussed and suggestions about possible improvements will be given.

The client will summarize the outcome of the concept meeting and share it with the PBS.


II. Design meeting

 The purpose of the design meeting is to decide on the following points:

  • Experimental design
  • Sample / data requirements, technologies / platforms
  • Preliminary specification of the support required from the PBS
  • Timeframe

 The client will summarize the outcome of the design meeting and share it with the PBS.


III. Cost estimate

Based on the estimated work, the PBS will then provide a cost estimate for agreed upon analyses.
An hourly rate of 37 Euros applies. The first 80 hours per Institute and year are charged at 50% reduced rate.

The PBS will further classify the project in one of three categories:

a) feasible, no concerns
b) some minor concerns regarding feasibility
c) major concerns that the project can be successful as outlined


IV. Project Proposal

In collaboration with the PBS the client formulates a project proposal based on the design meeting. The proposal has to include a detailed description of the analysis to be performed and expected deliverables & milestones (Technical Annex).


V. Support decision

The client then sends the signed project proposal including the cost estimate to the Vice Rector for Research,
who will decide about eligibility of support for the project.

People interested in collaborating with the PBS can arrange an appointment by email or phone with Lukas Endler or Marlies Dolezal.

Clients agree to acknowledge (free or paid for) support received from the platform in any publication (either as coauthorship or in an acknowledgment) and commit to providing feedback on the quality of services rendered.



DI Dr. Marlies Dolezal, MSc

T +43 1 25077-4337
room HA09H59
E-Mail to Marlies Dolezal

Platform Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
1210 Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1

Building HA, 4th floor 1
Entrance HA2!