WIFO Research Service Center

The Research Service Center team supports WIFO's research groups in the initiation, the application process and the implementation of national and international research projects.


  • Ongoing screening of national and international calls for tenders (list of tenders),
  • Assistance and support with project submissions,
  • Project data maintenance,
  • Research data management,
  • Contract management and project accounting,
  • Management of project reviews within the framework of quality assurance,
  • Project management coaching.

Further information on the WIFO intranet

The core team of the Research Service Center at WIFO consists of Gwendolyn Kremser (Research Service Coordinator, application management, project database) and Kristin Smeral (internal organisation, project management).

The other members of the Research Service Group are available as contact persons in the five Research Groups and also support the application and project management at WIFO:

Nathalie Fischer (Research Group Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy), Anna Brunner (Research Group Labour Market, Income and Social Security), Nicole Schmidt (Research Group Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition), Birgit Schuster (Research Group Structural Change and Regional Development), Katharina Köberl-Schmid (Research Group Environment, Agriculture and Energy), and Anna Strauss-Kollin (quality management support for EU applications), Martina Einsiedl and Nathalie Fischer (support for project assistance in EU projects) and Anja Mertinkat (research data management).


Gwendolyn Kremser

Function: Administrative staff member
Activities: Research Service coordinator, application management, project database

Kristin Smeral, BA, MPS

Function: Scientific administration staff member, Administrative staff member
Activities: Internal organisation unit