Research Infrastructure Service Providers

More than 15 CORBEL partner institutes from eight research infrastructures join forces in this 1st Open Call and offer open access to their services and technologies.
This section provides an overview on the research infrastructures and introduces the respective service providers to you.

You are strongly encouraged to discuss your project proposal and the service access modalities with the contact persons at the different partner institutes before submission. This will contribute to the strength and success of your application!

Please note: Data that is generated from CORBEL access stays with the infrastructure user and can be used for publication. The support received from the service providers must be mentioned in the acknowledgement section of any publication resulting from this project.
Further details can be found here.


Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure

Modern clinical research will be significantly supported by linking large collections of high quality, well documented samples from humans and model organisms. By integrating data from biobanks and molecular research, and by improving access to metadata, the descriptions and therefore discoverability of biomedical samples will be hugely improved.

Service providers
Biobank of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the
Academy of Athens (BRFAA)


A distributed Infrastructure for Life-Science Information

ELIXIR unites Europe’s national centres, services, and core bioinformatics resources in managing and safeguarding the massive amounts of biological data generated by publicly funded research. By coordinating local, national and international resources, the ELIXIR infrastructure will serve the data-related needs of Europe’s life science research.

Service providers
Chemogenomics Group, EMBL-EBI
Non-vertebrate Genomics, EMBL-EBI
Protein Data Bank in Europe, EMBL-EBI
BioStudies database, EMBL-EBI


European Marine Biological Resource Centre

Links to metagenomics data will help characterise poorly understood ecosystems and cheminformatics data to characterise the activity of isolated natural products.

Service providers
Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews


European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology

The enormous effort involved in high throughput screening for chemical tools and drugs will be supported by building targeted strategies based on integrated clinical, cheminformatic, and biomolecular data.

Service provider
Chemical Screening Unit & Medicinal Chemistry Group,
Leibniz-Institute FMP


European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies
in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) will provide open physical user access to a broad range of state-of-the-art imaging technologies for life scientists in Europe and beyond. In addition, it will offer image data support and training for infrastructure users and providers and continuously evaluate and include new imaging technologies to ensure cutting-edge services in a sustainable manner.

Service providers
Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, EMBL
Cell Microscopy Core, University Medical Centre Utrecht
Marine Facility, EMBL
Sharpe Lab, Centre for Genomic Regulation
Super Resolution Node Barcelona


INFRAFRONTIER is the European Research Infrastructure for the development, phenotyping, archiving and distribution of mammalian models. INFRAFRONTIER provides access to first-class tools and data for biomedical research, and thereby contributes to improving the understanding of gene function in human health and disease. The core services of INFRAFRONTIER comprise the development of murine disease models, the systemic phenotyping of mouse mutants in mouse clinics, and the archiving and distribution of mouse mutant lines by the European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA). In addition, INFRAFRONTIER provides access to specialised resources and services such as cancer models or the generation of germ-free mice (axenic service) and training and consulting.

Service provider
German Mouse Clinics, Helmholtz Centre Munich


Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure

Structural data on biomolecules will be linked with clinical data, maximising its value by enabling its use in studies of important biological and medical problems.

Service providers
Centro di Risonanze Magentiche, CIRMMP
Instruct Image Processing Center


Infrastructure for Systems Biology Europe

ISBE is a knowledge-based research infrastructure that will empower European researchers across academia, clinics and industry to implement systems biology approaches addressing how the dynamic interactions between biological components (molecules, cells, tissues, organs) leads to the functioning of living organisms.  ISBE will actively support scientists in facilitating model-compliant data generation, accessing resources for storing and sharing research assets, making their research assets FAIR compliant (that is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and creating predictive computational multi-scale models of biological systems based on integration of highly diverse data sets. In addition, ISBE will provide training for infrastructure users and providers to offer efficient services.

Service providers
Bioinformatics platform, Berlin Insitute for Medical Systems
   Biology, MDC
Division of Theoretical Systems Biology, DKFZ
Molecular Cell Physiology, Vrije University Amsterdam

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654248.


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