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  • 2017-05-22

    REGISTER NOW: Innovation by Open Access Meeting

    "How European Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures boost Innovation by Open Access" - this question is addressed during a workshop organised by WP8, taking place June 20, 2017 in Brussels.
    Participation is free of charge, but participants have to register.
    For detailed information about this meeting clicke here.

  • 2017-05-02

    Job vacancy at CORBEL partner EATRIS

    EATRIS-ERIC is hiring a Scientific Director, for more details click here.
    Closing date for receipt of applications: June 9, 2017.

  • 2017-04-10

    Job vacancies at CORBEL partner INFRAFRONTIER

    INFRAFRONTIER is currently looking for
    - a database developer m/f
    - a web developer m/f
    - a communication officer (part-time) m/f
    - a quality manager m/f
    For more details visit the INFRAFRONTIER website.

  • 2017-04-10

    Innovation Helpdesk: new guidelines online!

    The CORBEL Innovation Office Helpdesk, intended to assist Research Infrastructures with collaboration with industry and technology transfer, made available a set of new documents:

    - Basic Aspects for Budgeting
    - Compendium on Elements of Collaboration and Licensing Agreements
    - Guidelines for Technology Transfer and Partnering
    - Good Negotiating Practice
    - Features of Intellectual Property
    - Approaches to Life Science Evaluation

    Enjoy reading!

  • 2017-03-07

    Results of the MIUF Survey

    Within WP3 a questionnaire was created to collect the needs and expectations of medical research communities and overall users regarding the services offered by research infrastructures.
    The responses have been collected and analysed and will be used as input to gather recommendations for continuous improvement and development of new, transversal services.

    The full report can be downloaded here.

Event Announcements

  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics, bioinformatics and health - Public-private partnerships in open data

    06. – 07. June 2017

    The aim of this Innovation and SME forum is to showcase to companies the free data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR Spain and ELIXIR Europe more generally. It will feature talks from ELIXIR partners on some of the key databases and resources and present examples of innovative companies that are already using public data in their businesses.

    For more information please visit the ELIXIR website.

  • 5th EIROforum School on Instrumentation

    19. – 23. June 2017

    The EIROforum School of Instrumentation (ESI) is a biennial event, jointly organized by the Instrumentation Working Group of the EIROforum organizations.
    The fifth school (ESI 2017) is organized by the European XFEL in Schenefeld, Germany, and will take place from 19-23 June 2017. Venue of the school is DESY, Hamburg.

    The objective of ESI is to teach the basic principles of instrumentation to young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) and engineers, mainly from the EIRO organizations. A fraction of the places will be reserved for particularly talented (PhD) students from outside the EIRO organizations who work on instrumentation topics.

    The participants to the school will be selected by the Organizing Committee from the number of students registered. The deadline for application is 1 May. Participants will be informed about the outcome of their application by 15 May.

  • CORBEL @ BIO2017

    19. – 22. June 2017

    The BIO International Convention (BIO), the world’s largest biotech/pharma conference, takes place June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego (USA).

    Our colleagues from EATRIS will attend this meeting, representing not only EATRIS but the whole CORBEL cluster project and its participating research infrastructures during the partnering meetings.

  • How European Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures boost innovation by open access

    20. June 2017

    Organised by CORBEL WP8 Accelerating innovation, the meeting takes place June 20, 2017 in Brussels.

    The purpose of this meeting is to explore how the 11 Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures (BMS RIs) can stimulate innovation in Europe through providing access to their key assets, such as resources, technologies, data and knowledge. We will showcase the Research Infrastructures and discuss novel models of collaboration with industry. Topics will include:  

        - How resources, technologies, data and knowledge provided by different RIs can address
          industries’ needs optimally    

        - IP strategy in open innovation and new business models   

        - What could be the contribution of Expert Centres, a novel model of public-private
          partnership, to open innovation  

    For more information please go to the meeting page.

  • CORBEL Mid-Term Review

    22. June 2017

    The CORBEL Mid-Term Review takes place June 22, 2017 in Brussels (Belgium).

    Note: Attendance is by invitation only and full details and agenda will be sent to CORBEL partners in due course.

  • European Chemical Biology Symposium

    02. – 04. July 2017

    Always wanted to learn more about the exciting developments currently happening in chemical biology and EU-OPENSCREEN?

    The ECBS 2017, taking place July 2-4, 2017 in Budapest (Hungary) brings together chemical biology researchers from screening and drug discovery, systems biology and therapeutic innovation.
    Young researchers are encouraged to present their work!

    Find out more: and register now!

  • EATRIS bi-annual conference "Translational Medicine 2017"

    24. – 26. September 2017

    The European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) organizes its third bi-annual conference, “Translational Medicine 2017” on September 24-26, 2017 at Corinthia Hotel in Prague.
    This event, open to a wide range of stakeholders from academic researchers, funders to industry players and regulators, will bring together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in translational medicine.
    The theme of this third edition, “Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development” will focus on bringing together the latest technologies to increase success in drug development, from novel in vitro systems to new biomarkers or clinical trial methodology for patient selection and stratification.
    The call for abstracts is open until May 15.
    For more information, please visit:

  • 4th MIUF Meeting

    24. October 2017

    The CORBEL Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum meets for the fourth time on October 24, 2017 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) to continue the discussion of efficient development and use of bio-medical RIs.

  • 2nd CORBEL Annual General Meeting

    25. – 26. October 2017

    SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd CORBEL Annual General Meeting will take place on October 25-26, 2017 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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