Latest News

  • 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.

  • 2017-02-28

    Registration open: 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.

  • 2016-12-01

    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:

    - 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!

Event Announcements


    04. – 06. April 2017

    CORBEL, represented by colleagues from BBMRI, EATRIS, ECRIN and ELIXIR, will exhibit at the BIOVISION 2017, taking place April 4-6, 2017 in Lyon (France).

    CORBEL users can obtain 30% reduction of registration costs by using the code CORBELBV17 during registration.

    Biovision, the international forum of innovation in health and the life sciences, will unite the global private and public scientific, academic and industrial communities over three days: a unique operational opportunity to accelerate progress in health innovation.  
    The 12th edition of Biovision will host the global health community in Lyon. Continuing to make waves in the international community and centered on salient strategies and pressing global health issues, Biovision will welcome leading personalities and players in research and innovation, among them public and political decision-makers, business and industry leaders and civil society representatives, to promote exchanges, networking, partnerships and investments. 
    This edition of Biovision will encourage cooperative work, presenting participants with new dynamic ways of exchanging and interacting and encouraging project development over a variety of different sessions. 

    Additional info material:
    Call for application
    BIOVISION slide kit

  • Research Data Alliance - 9th Plenary Meeting

    05. April 2017

    The 9th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place from April 5-7, 2017 at the Barcelo Sants Hotel, Barcelona, Spain.
    The programme of this event can be accessed via the meeting website.

    Of special interest for CORBEL stakeholders are the following sessions:

    1. How to give credit to scientists for their involvement in making data & samples available for sharing; discussion will be based on working documents by the BRIF (Bioresource Research Impact Factor) initiative as well as BBMRI-ERIC
    2. The Life Cycle of Structural Biology Data; co-organised with Instruct
  • 3rd MIUF Meeting

    19. April 2017

    The next MIUF (Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum) meeting takes place April 19, 2017 in Paris (France). More information will be provided soon.

  • Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017

    24. – 26. May 2017

    The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting takes place May 24-26, 2017 in Brno (Czech Republic).

    For more information please visit the Instruct website.

  • 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).

  • 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:

  • 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).

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