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  • 2018-02-19

    New Candidate genes for diabetes found in mouse phenotyping study

    Scientists at the Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU) have identified a network of genes that could play a vital role in the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The study for which INFRAFRONTIER provided the research infrastructure marks a substantial progress in the fight against diabetes: In order to identify candidate genes for the wide spread metabolic disease, the research team of the German Mouse Clinic (GMC) examined `knockout mice´ – each lacking a specific gene – for metabolic dysfunction.

  • 2018-02-12

    Overview: Open calls for research projects

    The following calls for biological/medical research projects are announced/open:

    • EMBRIC - 2nd Transnational Access Call
      Project leaders of innovative projects in the field of marine biotechnology can apply for funded access to high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms from five RIs.
      -> for details visit the EMBRIC website
      -> deadline for proposals: April 30, 2018
    • ENVRIplus - 3rd Call
      "Multi-domain Access to Environmental Research Infrastructures"
      -> for details visit the ENVRIplus website
      -> deadline for proposals: March 4, 2018
    • JPI AMR - 6th Joint Call for transnational research projects
      “New Targets, Compounds and Tools”

      -> for details visit the JPI AMR website
      -> deadline for pre-proposals: March 7, 2018 (17:00 CET)
      "Call for Proposals for Research Projects on Mental Disorders"
      -> for details visit the NEURON website
      -> deadline for pre-proposals: March 8, 2018 (14:00 CET)
    • IMI2 - Call 13
      -> 15 different topics
      -> for details visit the IMI2 website
      -> stage 1 submission deadline: February 28, 2018 (17:00 CET)
    • ERA-HDHL (A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life)
      "Call for Joint Action Nutrition & the Epigenome"
      -> for details visit the ERA-HDHL website
      -> deadline for proposals: April 12, 2018 (16:00 CET)
    • European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 - 2nd Call for Application for Transnational Access
      EPPN2020 provides researchers belonging to academic and industry groups  access to its 31 phenotyping facilities located all over Europe.
      -> for details visit the EPPN2020 website
      -> deadline for proposals: June 29, 2018


    When applying to one of the calls above, don't forget to utilise the services (samples, methodologies, technologies, expertise) offered by the research infrastructures!
    The catalogue of services can be found here.

  • 2018-02-07

    Hot off press: Publication on sharing data from clinical trials

    As a follow-up to the consensus paper published end of 2017, ECRIN-ERIC released their publication on Classification of processes involved in sharing individual participant data from clinical trials.
    It is accessible from here.

  • 2017-12-18

    New publication: Sharing and reuse of individual participant data from clinical trials: principles and recommendations

    CORBEL WP3, lead by ECRIN-ERIC, published a consensus paper on data sharing of data from clinical trials.

    The publication can be accessed here.

  • 2017-12-13

    Report: IP issues in Open Science, pre-competitive Research and Open Innovation

    The report "IP issues in Open Science, pre-competitive Research and Open Innovation", produced by the CORBEL innovation specialists (CORBEL WP8), is now online available.

  • 2017-11-22

    Catalogue of Services online!

    The CORBEL Catalogue of Services offers an overview on what kind of services (access to samples and technologies, data, tools, expertise etc.) can be accessed from the participating research infrastructures. Researchers from academia, clinics and industry working on a complex project often do not have access at their home institution to the cutting-edge technologies they would need to boost their research – especially these researchers can benefit from utilising a research infrastructure.

    The catalogue includes state-of-the art services from the fields of advanced imaging technologies, biobanking, clinical trial, databases, functional genomics, marine model organisms, microorganisms, pathogenic microorganisms, plant phenotyping, screening and medicinal chemistry, structural biology, systems biology and translational research. Searching the catalogue, researchers do not only obtain an overview on available services, they also receive information on access modes, costs and much more.
    Planning a complex research project it is also possible to use services from different research infrastructures subsequently. Examples of such service pipelines are given on the website.

  • 2017-08-23

    Framework for Quality Management published

    Within CORBEL, the 13 RIs established a network of quality managers, in order to harmonise quality management approaches across the biological and medical RIs.

    Recently, a framework for quality management (QM) in the biomedical research infrastructures (BMS RIs) has been published, defining a core set of principles in QM all 13 RIs will be compliant with.
    The publication is accessible here.

Event Announcements

  • Webinar: Data sharing and reuse from clinical trials: principles and recommendations

    27. February 2018

    Christian Ohmann, Rita Banzi and Steve Canham from ECRIN-ERIC talk about pragmatic recommendations supporting the sharing and reuse of individual-participant data from clinical trials.
    For more information and the registration link click here.

  • Webinar: Single sign-on for Life Science services

    17. April 2018

    The speakers Dr. Mikael Linden (ELIXIR Finland) and Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET) will present the Life Science AAI, the pilot and the future plans.
    For more information and the registration link click here.

  • CORBEL QM Exchange of Experience Workshop

    18. – 19. June 2018

    Experts from the BMS research infrastructures will meet in Munich to discuss recent developments in quality management.
    More information coming soon...

  • CORBEL @ CTLS2018

    01. – 04. July 2018

    CORBEL will be represented with an exhibition booth at the upcoming Core Technologies
    for Life Sciences event, taking place July 1-4, 2018 in Ghent (Belgium).
    More information coming soon...

  • Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery

    04. – 07. September 2018

    Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, the Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp  (Belgium) September 4-7, 2018.
    More information is available from the conference website.

  • ICRI2018 - 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures

    12. – 14. September 2018

    The 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures will take place in Vienna (Austria) on  September 12-14, 2018 and will be co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Commission.

    ICRI 2018 aims at:

    • providing a forum for strategic discussion on international cooperation for research infrastructures at global level;
    • highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures in addressing global challenges and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals;
    • reflecting on the needs, development, and operation of global and national research infrastructures;
    • building on the outcomes of ICRI 2016, discussing existing and emerging challenges faced by RI stakeholders and investigating policy options and possible steps forward.

    Participants from more than 50 countries are expected to take part in this event. Speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and highly profiled institutions will intervene in the debate.

    The detailed programme for ICRI 2018 is currently being developed in cooperation with high-level international experts on research infrastructures. Participation in ICRI 2018 will be possible by invitation only. A dedicated webpage for the conference will be available.

  • 5th MIUF Meeting

    15. October 2018

    The CORBEL Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum meets for the fifth time on October 15, 2018 in Paris (France) to continue the discussion of efficient development and use of bio-medical RIs.

  • Joint Institut Pasteur and INFRAFRONTIER meeting in Paris: Modeling microbial ecosystems of mammals

    15. – 16. October 2018

    Institut Pasteur in Paris and INFRAFRONTIER will offer a joint meeting featuring the challenges and the current tools used in modeling the microbial ecosystems of mammals. The microbiota plays an important role in the development, immunity and physiology of its mammalian host.
    The aim of the meeting is to bring together the specialists of the field to discuss novel insights into the microbiota-host mutualism and parasitism, and focus on the new models and approaches to explore this relationship. In the near future, these advances will lead to the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies based on microbiota manipulation, and allow the microbiota to become a key diagnostic component in precision medicine. For detailed informations and registration, please visit the meeting website

  • 3rd Annual General Meeting

    16. – 17. October 2018

    CORBEL's next AGM takes place October 16-17, 2018 in Paris.

    More information coming soon...

  • Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2019

    23. – 25. May 2019

    The next Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference takes place May 24-25, 2019 in Alcalá de Henares (Spain).
    More information coming soon...

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