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The Center for Medical Data Science, consisting of six institutes, offers advice and support in planning and evaluating medical studies and bioinformatics projects.

The Center for Medical Data Science covers a wide spectrum of quantitative and methodological research in medicine and life sciences. Apart from dealing with the scientific issues of biostatistics, medical informatics, artificial intelligence, complex systems, and outcomes research, collaboration in medical and life science projects is an important part of its activities.

The Institutes of Medical Statistics and Clinical Biometrics offer

  • Advice and support concerning statistical aspects in the planning of medical trials and experiments, e.g., study design, randomisation, sample size estimation
  • Support in developing study protocols
  • Planning and conducting statistical analyses
  • Prediction models and causal inference from observational data
  • Statistical writing support for medical research articles (description and interpretation of statistical methods and analysis results, data visualisation)
  • (Co-)supervision of theses and dissertations
  • In-hospital training on selected statistical topics
  • Collaboration with applications for research projects


Institute of Medical Statistics
Martin Posch
Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-74870

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Institute of Clinical Biometrics
Georg Heinze
Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-66880

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The Institute of Outcomes Research offers advice and support in

  • Patient-reported outcome measures, including psychometrics and ePROs
  • Qualitative methods, mixed-methods and survey research, including Conjoint experiments and computational quaitative methods
  • Health services research and implementation science
  • Functional testing and mapping to the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health


Institute of Outcomes Research (OR)
Tanja Stamm
Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-16370

The Institutes in the field of Medical Informatics and Complex Systems offer collaboration and research support in

  • Advanced data analysis, bioinformatics and modelling to support personalised medicine
  • Analysis of OMICS data with linkage to databases for gene interactions and effects of mutations
  • Pharmacokinetic models
  • Molecular dynamics simulation of drug action mechanisms in precision medicine
  • Expertise in implementing and evaluating information technologies, (e.g., decision support tools, electronic health records, mobile technologies) in medical care processes
  • Deep learning/machine learning and pattern recognition for clinical data and image analysis
  • Analysis of complex systems and non-linear dynamical systems
  • The re-use of population-wide databases for scientific purposes, e.g., routine data collections from health care providers
  • Advice and support for the use of artificial intelligence in clinical projects
  • Decision making in presence of contradicting medical evidences


Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Christoph Bock
Phone: +43 (0)1 40160-36301

Institute of Medical Information Management (MIM)
Georg Duftschmid
Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-66980

Institute of the Science of Complex Systems (COSY)
Stefan Thurner
Phone: +43 (0)1 40160-36252