Research networks are an instrument to bring together researchers at the University of Vienna, in particular in subject areas that are relevant for society, and create a critical mass, which can be the starting point for applications for research platforms and Horizon 2020 (in line with the "major societal challenges" programme section).

The following research networks have been established with the participation of researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences:

Environmental Sciences Research Network

This research network represents the multiple areas of environmental research of the University of Vienna. The network consists of scientists from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, law and economics and brings them together in the context of different initiatives. Furthermore, the network aims to take research to the outside world and to contribute, in joint efforts with its partners, to a responsible approach to our environment. The ESRN is open to all researchers (students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, professors, etc.) of the University of Vienna.

Vienna Cognitive Science Hub

Vienna Cognitive Science Hub is a network of researchers at the University of Vienna active in various disciplines of Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. The overarching goal of the Vienna CogSciHub is to foster interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences in Vienna. A unique characteristic of our Hub is that we incorporate cognitive sciences in the broadest sense, not just “traditional” fields like psychology and computer science, but also the humanities (art history, linguistics, musicology, and philosophy), and life sciences (cognitive biology, evolution research, and neuroscience). The core topic binding these fields together is methodology: the scientists in the Hub share an empirical mind-set that involves using (and often sharing) a diverse set of methods including eye-tracking, statistical modelling, field methods, virtual reality, EEG, fMRI, and brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS). Meeting as well as office space, and shared research equipment will soon be housed in a shared center, the Vienna CogSciLabs.