Research cooperation

AGES expertise

The scientists at AGES have extremely broad disciplines and collaborate with renowned national and international experts in the field of research co-operation. Together with external partner organisations, research projects are implemented in all specialist areas of AGES, which range from food, drug and medical product safety to animal health, public health and food security. Research projects are also being carried out in research networks.

The work in the research networks serves the purpose of professional networking, the transfer of knowledge and the establishment of strategic partnerships, e.g. for joint project submission or project implementation, but also for co-operation in crisis situations. Research co-operation agreements between AGES and universities and other research facilities are at national and international level.

AGES has co-operation agreements at national level for the successful implementation of scientific work and research projects with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH, or the competence network for environmental media soil "b5". AGES is also a co-editor of the journal "The Soil Culture - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment". There are co-operation agreements at international level as well, e.g. with the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) or the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

In official matters, AGES works closely with the following partner organisations:

  • European Commission
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
  • Food and Veterinary Office of the European Union (Food and Veterinary Office)
  • World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
  • European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
  • Joint Research Centers of the European Commission (JRC)

Research Networks

AGES is a member of several renowned research networks, such as the Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA), BIOS Science Austria, the Association of German Agricultural Research Institutes (VdLUFA), the Food and Veterinary Industries Association (ALVA) and
In addition, AGES employees are members of a large number of scientific societies, which also reflect AGES’ wide-ranging expertise, e.g. in The Austrian Society for the Protection of Pharmaceuticals (APHAR), the Austrian Society for Toxicology (ASTOX), the Association of Austrian Chemists (GÖCH), the International Society for Grain Science and Technology (ICC-Austria), the Austrian Association for Integrated Pest Management (ÖAIP), the Austrian Association for Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science (ÖVAF), and the Austrian Society for Nutrition (ÖGE).

Below you will find links to partners with whom a cooperation already exists:

Membership / Representation

AED – Agency for Economic Cooperation and Development

ALVA - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Lebensmittel-, Veterinär- und Agrarwesen

BIOS Science Austria – Verein zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften

GÖCH – Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker

Med-Vet-Net Association

ÖVAF - Österreichische Vereinigung für Agrar-, Lebens- und Umweltwissenschaftliche Forschung

Cooperation national

AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology

APA Science – Austria Presse Agentur

B5 Corporate Soil Competence

fhg – Zentrum für Gesundheitsberufe Tirol GmbH

CCCA - Climate Change Centre Austria (AMA, AWI, AGES, ICC)

FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfonds

Kooperation BMG-VetMedUniv-AGES

Kooperation Campus-Vienna-Biocenter

Kooperation Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Kooperation Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

ÖGE – Österreichische Gesellschaft für Ernährung

PHP – Public Health Pool – Verein der Veterinärmedizin im öffentlichen Gesundheitswesen

tecnet equity – NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH

UBA – Umweltbundesamt

Cooperation international 

AENOR – Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification

BfR - Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

bsi – British Standard Institution

CDC Taiwan – Centers of Disease Control R.O.C. (TAIWAN)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

ECPGR – European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

EFSA-Focal-Point – AGES

EUREKA - Institute Of Public Health Maribor

FAO – International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Cooperation Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India

Cooperation Kazakh Research Institute for Plant Protection and Quarantine, Kazakhstan

Cooperation Shahid-Beheshti-Universität Teheran Iran

UKZUZ – Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture

VGNKI – The All-Russia State center for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feed

KSL Turkey – Kalite Sistem Laboratories Turkey

VDLUFA – Verband Deutscher Landwirtschaftlicher Untersuchungs- und Forschungsanstalten