Research Infrastructure Service Providers


More than 20 CORBEL partner institutes from 10 research infrastructures join forces in this 2nd 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. If you were an interested observer or applicant in our 1st Open Call already, you will notice that the breadth of our service provision has even increased since then! Services in the medical field are more strongly represented now.

Please be aware that your application will only be considered if you you have discussed your project proposal and the service access modalities with the contact persons at the different partner institutes before you submit your proposal. This will contribute to the strength and success of your application. In the application process, you and your requested service providers will be asked to confirm that prior discussions have taken place!

Please note: Data that is generated from CORBEL access stays with the infrastructure user and can be used for publication. The support received from CORBEL and the individual 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

BBMRI-ERIC facilitates access to more than 500 European biobanks. Researchers can request access to the following main resources: human biological samples and associated data as well as additional services offered by the Partner Biobanks (e.g., hosting of biological material, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics services). Researchers are invited to identify biobanks of potential interest in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory and then proceed to request availability of the desired resources by clicking on “Go to sample / data negotiation” via the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator (the BBMRI-ERIC headquarters can help in this process if needed).

Service providers

BBMRI-ERIC headquarter
Biobank of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the
Academy of Athens (BRFAA)


European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine

The European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) aims to make translation of scientific discoveries into medical products more effective to ultimately improve human health and quality of life. It supports clients from academia and industry in developing their biomedical discoveries for novel preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic products up to clinical proof of concept. Around 90 academic institutions of excellence in translational research, based in 12 European Member States, are currently members of the research infrastructure.

Service providers
EATRIS Coordination & Support Office


European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

ECRIN is a pan-European distributed infrastructure that links scientific partners and networks across Europe to facilitate multinational clinical research. ECRIN provides sponsors and investigators with support for the development and implementation of multinational trials.

Service providers
ECRIN headquarter


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

EMBRC marine stations provides to a large community of users a unique entry point to access to marine ecosystems, to marine biological resources (wild or model organisms) and to an integrated portfolio of services such as technological platforms as well as environmental data. EMBRC RI is playing a key role to investigate the potential of marine bioresources for research, society and economy.

Service providers
Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (EMBRC-Fr)
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (EMBRC-EU)
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
Screening Unit & Medicinal Chemistry Group,
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut FMP

Due to a high demand for projects involving EU-OPENSCREEN screening resources in the first submission rounds of the 2nd CORBEL Open Call, there are no capacities for additional EU-OPENSCREEN projects available in CORBEL anymore.


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
Mesoscopic Imaging Facility, EMBL Barcelona
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
European Population Imaging Infrastructure (EPI2)


European Infrastructure for the Development, Phenotyping, Archiving and
Distribution of Mammalian Models

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