2nd Open Call for Research Projects

The CORBEL partners are launching a 2nd Open Call for research projects to meet the prevailing need for combined service provision from multiple research infrastructures across Europe. Taking on board lessons learned from the 1st CORBEL Open Call launched in 2016 and the services running since then, this will continue to provide all academic and industrial scientists in Europe with the opportunity to accelerate their research.

Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different
Would you benefit from access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures and services that are not available in your current research environment?
Would integrated access to multiple research infrastructures take your research project to the next level?

More than 20 facilities from 10 different research infrastructures across Biological and Medical
Sciences have joined forces and combine their technologies and scientific expertise to support advanced research projects.

Successful applicants will be offered open access to cutting-edge technologies and services
available at research infrastructures working in fields such as biobanking, translational medicine, clinical research, curated databases, systems biology, mouse mutant phenotyping, marine model organisms, advanced imaging technologies, high-throughput screening or structural biology.
The access modalities vary between CORBEL partner institutes. In general, access can be provided on site or virtually, and experiments are either performed by you, the user, or by staff at the facility (or a combination thereof).
CORBEL funds will not be given to successful applicants directly. Instead, costs for travel to partner sites will be reimbursed (up to €5,000) and access to service providers will be granted without access fee (extra costs for consumables may apply).

CORBEL support will cover:

  • Costs of research infrastructure staff providing the services
  • Costs for instrumentation
  • Limited financial support to cover your travel and accommodations costs

CORBEL support will not include:

  • Consumable costs
  • Experimental costs required (if any) before accessing the services (e.g. mouse cohort generation, assay development, etc.)
  • Salary for your staff

In short: This Open Call is not a source for funding your research at home, but for funding your access to excellent facilities, pioneering technologies and innovative services!


Timeline: CORBEL is funded until May 2020 and will therefore only accept Open Call projects which can be supported within this timeframe.

Submit your proposal through our online platform following a very simple application process: Choose among one of the 5 different Access Tracks available and select the set of services that will boost your project!

For inquiries, please contact the project managers Dr. Frauke Leitner or Dr. Marie Vidal. If you have any questions regarding the ARIA system, please contact aria [at] structuralbiology.eu.

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


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