IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Elisabeth Frankus

    • Science, Technology and Social Transformation
    +43 1 59991 270
  • RRI

    Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence


    Gender and diversity

    Participatory research approaches

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  • Elisabeth Frankus holds a PhD in Sociology and a Magister (rer. soc. oec) in Sociology and Educational Sciences, is qualified Prince2 practitioner and has further education in business studies, coaching and training. Since 2008 she has been gaining experience with European projects as project coordinator, evaluator and as content developer in the fields of health, education, economic, public security, autonomous mobility and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Her scientific approach leads to diverse publications and presentation. Since April 2015 Elisabeth Frankus has been working as senior researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in the research group “Techno-Science & Societal Transformation” focusing on the topics of RRI, Virtual Reality, participatory methods, autonomous mobility and refugee studies. She has been teaching quantitative and qualitative research methods at different univeristies such as the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Economics and Business or the New Design University since 2010.

  • Frankus, Elisabeth; Schmid, Julia; Wuketich, Milena; Braun, Hanna; Krischkowsky, Alina; Überwimmer, Margarethe; Fratric, Alexandra; Eljasik-Swoboda, Tobias and Rathgeber, Christian (2021) Künstliche Intelligenz - Transparenz durch katalogbasierte Plattform für Österreich (KITKA). KITKA - White Paper, 7 p.

    Frankus, Elisabeth (2021) Virtuelle Sterbewelten. In: Heimerl, K. et al. (eds.) Sterbewelten: Die Perspektive der Betroffenen auf ‚gutes Sterben‘. Esslingen: hospiz verlag, pp. 164 - 179.

    Robert Braun Tine Ravn, and Elisabeth Frankus. “What constitutes expertise in research ethics and integrity?”. Research Ethics 16, no. 1-2, pp. pp. 1-16  doi.org/10.1177/1747016119898402

    Frankus, Elisabeth; Koenig, Thomas and Torggler, Elisabet (2020) Wissenschaft, öffne dich! In: IHS Blog, 14 October 2020 [Blog Post]

    Heimerl, Katharina; Egger, Barbara; Schuchter, Patrick; Lang, Alexander; Wegleitner, Klaus; Kaelin, Lukas and Frankus, Elisabeth (2018) Dying worlds – the perspective of patients and relatives on good dying. In: 10th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, 24–26 May 2018, Bern.

    Wicher, Magdalena and Frankus, Elisabeth (2018) JERRI - Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation. Evaluation Report II. Deliverable D8.3. Dataset Workshop Feedback. [Dataset]

    Braun, Robert; Frankus, Elisabeth; Schmid, Julia and Griessler, Erich (2018) Deliverable report for ENERI. Deliverable 1.3. Summary of consensus conferences. [Research Report] 85 p.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2016). Approaches of Restorative Justice when Dealing with Conflicts between the African Minority and the Police in Austria. In C. Vogt & J. Kersten (Eds.), Strengthening Democratic Processes: Police Oversight through Restorative Justice with a Special Focus on Austria, Hungary and Germany. Schriftreihe Polizei & Wissenschaft., Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, Frankfurt.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Police Profession as Human Rights Service. In J. Kersten, C. Decker, A. Burchard (Eds.). Police profession as a Human rights service. How to improve the relationship between European ethnic minorities and police, Münster

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Conflicts and Conflict Resolution between Police and African Minority in Austria. In A. Koráry (Eds.). Police – minority relations: Policing – Ethnic minorities. Restorative Justice in Police practice, Budapest

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Restorative Justice – the Austrian Perspective. In J. Kersten et al (Eds.). Policing minority communities, Schriftreihe der Deutschen Hochschule der Polizei, Münster

    Frankus, E. (2011), Intervention towards Burnout – Social responsibility at work. In LLinE: Lifelong Learning. Europe January 2011

    Frankus, E. & Satke, M. (2010). BOIT – Burnout Intervention Training for Managers and Teamleaders. In Review of Psychology, International Journal of Croatian Psychological Association, Vol.17, No.2 2010.

    Frankus, E., Grünberger, N., Steinkellner, P. (2006) Coaching – Erfolgsfaktor in der Führungskräfteentwicklung. In O. Dengg (Eds.) Coaching. Ein Instrument für Management und Führun, Wien; Schriftenreihe der Landesverteidigungsakademie.


    Since 2010: Lecture in quantitative and qualitative methods at different Universities:  University of Applied Science BFI, Department Work Design and HR Managament, University of Applied Science BFI, Departnment Banking and Finance, University of Vienna, Department of Political Science, Vienna University of Economics and Business, New Design University St. Pölten, FH OÖ Steyr.


    Frankus, E., & Altenhofer, M. (2016, September). "Immediate Help for Refugees in Austria – Possibilities and Limitations". IDIMT-2016: Information Technology, Society and Economy Strategic Cross-Influences. 24th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks. Poděbrady (Czech Republic), 7–9 September 2016.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (December, 2014). Restorative Justice oriented Approaches within the Austrian Police: Restorative Justice in Policing Ethnic Minorities, Belgium.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (September, 2014). Police Oversight and Restorative Justice in Austria: Restorative Justice in Policing Ethnic Minorities -“Police Oversight”, Germany.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (June, 2014). Alternative Approaches of Conflict Resolution between Police and the African Minority in Austria: Current Possibilities and Limitations & Recommendations for Further Development: Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2014.

    Frankus, E. (Septmber, 2013). Interaction and Conflict Management between the Austrian Police and People with Sub-Saharan African Migration Background under Study. Preliminary Findings of the European Project COREPOL (EU-FP7): CEPOL – Annual international conference, Germany.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (September, 2013). Alternative Conflict Resolutions between the Austrian Police and People with Sub-Saharan African Migration Background under Study: EUROCRIM2013, Hungary.

    Frankus, E. (May, 2011). Social responsibility at work: ESSIE – Annual Assembly 2011, Belgium.

    Frankus, E. (March, 2011). Lifestyle diseases in Europe – Reduction through education: INTED 2011, Spain.

    Frankus, E. (November, 2010). Beruflicher und sozialer Wiedereinstieg für Menschen nach der medizinischen Rehabilitation: Comeback, Austria.

    Frankus, E. (November, 2010). Integration of Health Issues in Adult Education: ICERI 2010, Spain.

    Frankus, E. (June, 2010). Burnout Intervention Training for Managers and Team Leaders: 10. Europäisches Forum für evidenzbasierte Prävention, Austria.

    Frankus, E. (December, 2009). E-Learning as education opportunity for patients: EDUCA Berlin 2009, Deutschland, Educational counselling during Rehabilitation, Germany.

    Frankus, E. (May, 2009). Learning in rehabilitation: Scientific Conference, Romania.


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    Current Projects

    AI Social Design Thinking Lab read more

    Virtual Reality as a training environment for strengthening social skills to promote team skills in the company (Virtual Skills Lab). FFG Pilot-Ausschreibung Ideen Lab 4.0, project no 22228141, 2019 - 2021 read more

    Accompanying Research PPIE read more

    Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon). European Commission, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Grant Agreement no 741402, 2017 - 2021 read more

    Past Projects

    Artificial intelligence - Transparency through catalogue-based platform for Austria (AT) (KITKA) read more

    Dying Worlds in Austria II: The Perspective of Professional Caregivers in Regular Care for "Good Dying" read more

    Evaluation of Citizen Science projects on teaching and learning methods read more

    Entwicklung von Gender- und Diversitätsrichtlinien Digital Innovation Hub West. FFG Digital Innovation Hubs. 2020 read more

    Use Case Studie: RRI im Forschungsfeld Pflege/ Betreuung. Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung; Hauptantragsteller: RRI Plattform (Geschäftsstelle Joanneum Research), 2018 - 2019 read more

    European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity (ENERI). European Commission, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, grant agreement no 710184, 2016 - 2018 read more

    System scenarios of automated driving in passenger mobility (SAFiP). Mobilität der Zukunft 9. AS (FFG); project number 13977050, 2018 read more

    Analyse von Beteiligungsformen der österreichischen Bevölkerung bei der Bewältigung intensiver Flüchtlingsbewegungen (auxilium:at) [Analysis of participation activities of the Austrian society to cope with intense refugee movements]. FFG/Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), KIRAS, 2016 – 2018 read more

    Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation (JERRI), European Commission. Horizon 2020, 2016 – 2019 read more

    Sterbewelten in Österreich: Die Perspektive der Betroffenen auf “gutes Sterben” [Worlds of dying in Austria: perspectives on “good dying“] (Sterbewelten). Österreichische Nationalbank, 2017 – 2018 read more

    Evaluierung der Akzeptanz von ÖsterreicherInnen hinsichtlich automatisierten Fahrens. KFV, 2016 - 2017

    Evaluierung der Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (StEOP) der Informatikstudien der Technischen Universität Wien [Evaluation of the introductory and orientation period (StEOP) of the computer science bachelor programmes at the Vienna University of Technology]. 2015 – 2016