Besides the treatment of patients in clinical trials, the MedAustron accelerator facility offers the opportunity for performing non-clinical research. On the one hand, areas of research close to the medical application will be addressed, i.e. translational research. On the other hand, the particle beams can generally be used for scientific projects in radiation physics and applied particle physics. Accordingly, special research projects are mainly performed in co-operation with the Medical University of Vienna and the TU Wien. In addition, there is a strong collaboration with the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, and the Medical University of Graz. The proposed projects have been recommended by an independent Advisory Board. An Executive Committee supports the practical research work on-site and follows up the research progress. The coordination of the non-clinical research activities is carried out by Thomas Schreiner and Dietmar Georg.

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For the research period from 2019 until 2021, the commissioning of carbon ions and 800 MeV protons is carried out. Moreover, six dedicated research projects have been defined, i.e. intrafraction and interfraction adaptive radiation therapy, imaging with ion beams, magnetic resonance guided particle therapy, energy transfer mechanisms and applications in biology and physics, and pre-clinical research.