Past CORBEL Events

  • Best practice in training and communication

    23. April 2020

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life organize the webinar series "Engaging with your community through events and training". This is the last webinar of the series and will be an interactive discussion where you can ask questions and get tips about your training events and communication. You can send your questions in advance when you register or by sending them to Marta Lloret (marta.lloret@ebi.ac.uk). In this way, we can discuss the most interesting topics for you.

    You should attend or watch the 3 previous webinars of the series if you want to attend this one.
    Webinar 1: https://www.corbel-project.eu/webinars/event-management.html

    Webinar 2: https://www.corbel-project.eu/webinars/course-design-and-delivery-guidance-and-tips-for-impactful-training.html

    Webinar 3: https://www.corbel-project.eu/webinars/practical-tips-for-stepping-up-your-science-communications.html

    Note that this webinar will not be available for posterior viewing.

     

    Register now in the CORBEL webinar section.

  • CORBEL webinar: ‘The BBMRI ELSI Services across the Nodes & BMS RIs’

    21. April 2020

    The CORBEL webinar series continues with a presentation by Michaela Mayrhofer from BBMRI-ERIC. The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Services supports facilitating compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice standards. The service started working for the biobanking community and subsequently extend to the BMS community and includes:

    • The ELSI Knowledge Base is an open-access resource platform, containing practical knowledge and information on relevant ELSI topics.
    • The Ethics Check is a support service for researchers who are applying for H2020 research projects or similar. We assist with the compulsory Ethics Self-Assessment section during the application phase.
    • The ELSI Policy Monitoring follows relevant policy and regulatory developments at European level. We organise coordinated responses to relevant public consultations, as well as other interventions.

    The CORBEL webinar series aims to address challenges and share best practice between biological and medical research infrastructures. The series is aimed at technical operators of RIs and is aligned with the CORBEL competency framework.

    CORBEL webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for viewing.

    Date: 21 April 2020. Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET (Please note that this webinar was postponed from 25th February)

    More information & Register Online.

  • Course design and delivery: guidance and tips for impactful training

    27. March 2020

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life organise the webinar series "Engaging with your community through events and training", presentated by Sarah Morgan (EMBL-EBI) and Gabriella Rustici (University of Cambridge).


    This webinar will provide a practical look at course design and delivery, giving guidance on the key elements you need to consider to ensure your training meets the needs of your intended audience. It will also provide some tips for successful delivery and a brief look at how you can assess the impact your training has in the short and long term.


    The webinar includes an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for posterior viewing.

     

    Register here in the CORBEL webinar section.

  • “Data driven Innovation in the Agritech sector” ELIXIR Innovation and SME event

    24. March 2020

    The ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum is a unique opportunity for researchers from academia and industry to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities relating to data creation, storage, use and analysis in the agritech sector. Further details, programme and registration: https://elixir-europe.org/events/sme-2020-lyon

  • Practical Tips for Stepping Up Your Science Communications

    19. March 2020

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life organise the webinar series "Engaging with your community through events and training". The series continues with a panel discussion between Caitlin Ahern (BBMRI-ERIC), Katri Ahlgren (ICOS ERIC), Stefan Swift (European Social Survey), and Luiza Fundatureanu (ZN Consulting).

    Join us for an interactive discussion with science communicators who will share concrete examples and tips for improving your scientific communications – especially when budget and time resources are limited! The speakers come from a range of fields and will have plenty of time for Q&A and discussions.

    This webinar includes an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for posterior viewing.

     

    Register here in the CORBEL webinar section.

  • Engaging with your community through events and training

    12. March 2020

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life are running a webinar series on communication and event organisation. In this series we will discuss about event management, course design and delivery, and effective scientific communication. You do not need to watch all of the webinars. You can dip in and out and watch only the webinars you are interested in. You can watch them live or catch up on the recordings. If you attend the last webinar of the series, we recommend that you have attended or watched the three previous webinars. You will need to register for each of the live webinars that you wish to join by using the registration in the webinar section.

     

    Audience: This webinar series is aimed at anyone involved in scientific communication, training or event management who wants to learn more about how to deliver effective communication and successful events.

     

     

  • Course design and delivery: guidance and tips for impactful training

    12. March 2020

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life organise the webinar series "Engaging with your community through events and training". The series continues with a presentation by Sarah Morgan (EMBL-EBI) and Gabriella Rustici (University of Cambridge).


    This webinar will provide a practical look at course design and delivery, giving guidance on the key elements you need to consider to ensure your training meets the needs of your intended audience. It will also provide some tips for successful delivery and a brief look at how you can assess the impact your training has in the short and long term.


    The webinar includes an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for posterior viewing.

     

    Register here in the CORBEL webinar section.

  • CORBEL Final Meeting March 2 & EOSC-Life AGM in Brussels March 3-4

    03. March 2020

    Due to travel restrictions in northern Italy because of the Corona virus, the location of the CORBEL Final Meeting (as well as the EOSC-Life AGM) has been changed to Brussels, Belgium.

    We realise that a short-notice move is inconvenient and might incur extra costs, nevertheless we believe it is important to not cancel or postpone the project AGMs. Especially for CORBEL, with the project ending at the end of May, it would be very challenging to find a new date, venue and start from scratch with the organisation.

    We would ask you therefore to please state whether or not you will attend by FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY via this new Evenbrite page https://meetings_in_brussels.eventbrite.co.uk (THE HOTEL)

    Travel and accommodation information can be found in Eventbrite too.

    The Agendas stay the same: CORBEL and EOSC-Life

    Please accept our apologies for the last minute move, but we hope to see as many of you next week nevertheless! Many thanks for your understanding!

    CORBEL Final Meeting, Date 2 March, 2020

    EOSC-Life AGM, Date: 3 – 4 March, 2020

    Venue: BRUSSELS, The Hotel Brussels (https://www.thehotel-brussels.be/en/home.htm)

     

     

  • 1st EOSC-Life AGM

    03. March 2020

    The 1st annual general meeting (AGM) of the EOSC-Life project will take place on 3-4 March 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. EOSC-Life is the new cluster project of the European life science RIs within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), aiming at creating an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe. The 1st EOSC-Life AGM will comprise one day open to selected stakeholders and a second internal day for the consortium.

    The meeting will be organised back-to-back with the final CORBEL meeting (2 March 2020).

  • ARIA Workshop

    25. February 2020

    Amsterdam plays host to the next ARIA workshop that will be held on the 25th of February 2020. The workshop will be a series of talks that will give a background to the ARIA software and introduce some of its core features. We will be demonstrating the newly released features around visit and session management, including the financial reporting module developed in collaboration with EU-OPENSCREEN. There will also be an interactive feedback session for feedback and ideas gathering to help shape the future of ARIA. We hope that you will be able to join us at the event, supported by CORBEL and iNEXT with the room provided by the NKI.

    Learn more & register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aria-workshop-corbel-inext-instruct-eric-tickets-78013220643

  • Workshop: Best practices in Biomedical Public-Private Research Collaborations

    13. – 14. February 2020

    The CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk team is organizing a best practice workshop on the theme of public-private research collaboration on 13-14 February 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. This 2-day event will focus on all relevant aspects of setting up such collaborations, from initial contacts through planning and negotiation to completion of legal agreements and project implementation. In addition to plenary lectures covering various aspects there will be a use case for participants to work on in teams.

    The workshop is aimed primarily at representatives of research infrastructures and academic institutions who are or expect to be involved in the organization and implementation of such collaborative research programmes. More information, the registration link and the agenda can be found here.

  • “Implementing FAIR data principles in industrial life science research” FAIRplus Innovation and SME event

    29. January 2020

    The FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum is a unique opportunity for researchers from academia and industry to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities relating to making data created by the private sector Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). Further details, programme and registration: https://elixir-europe.org/events/fairsme-2020-hinxton

  • Workshop on Pseudo/Anonymisation of Health Data

    22. – 23. January 2020

    This joint CORBEL/EOSC-Life workshop is meant to assess technical solutions for anonymisation and pseudonymisation of data and their GDPR compliance. It will complete the CORBEL data sharing toolkit by providing researchers with guidance on which tools are suitable for which purpose and context. In addition, a possible link to the EOSC will also be discussed, to explore what type of de-identification services would be needed and for which applications (use cases).

  • Workshop: Cryosectioning and Immuno-Electron Microscopy

    20. – 23. January 2020

    The 4 day workshop is organized in collaboration with Leica Microsystems and is meant for people that do not have experience with the Tokuyasu technique. Experience in resin sectioning is not necessary, but is definitely an advantage. The workshop is primarily practical in nature, although some topics will be dealt with in lectures.

    Date: January 20-23, 2020, and an optional extra day (24th) focused on Correlative Light and Electron microscopy

    Location: UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

    More information: http://www.cellbiology-utrecht.nl/electron-microscopy-courses/cryosectioning-and-immuno-electron-microscopy.html

  • Workshop: Resin Electron Microscopy

    15. – 17. January 2020

    The 3 day workshop organized in collaboration with Leica Microsystems is meant for people that do not have experience with standard preparation techniques for transmission electron microscopy. This workshop is primarily practical in nature, although some topics will be dealt with in lectures.

    Date: January 15-17, 2020

    Location: UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

    More information: http://www.cellbiology-utrecht.nl/electron-microscopy-courses/resin-electron-microscopy.html

  • Meeting: CORBEL Medical Infrastructure Users Forum (MIUF)

    06. December 2019

    The next meeting of the CORBEL Medical Infrastructure Users Forum (MIUF) will be held on 6 December 2019 in Brussels. The main topics will be the progress made so far in building a collaborative framework between medical research communities and pan-European Research Infrastructures; and how to get ready for the future European Open Science Cloud. A draft agenda is available here.

    The CORBEL MIUF (WP3.1) is designed to promote close collaboration, at the pan-EU level, between medical research communities, funding bodies, and medical research infrastructures. In particular, its mission consists of

    • promoting the establishment of pan-European scientific communities, providing the scientific content and access to patients
    • clearly defining the respective roles of infrastructures vs. scientific communities, avoiding gaps, overlaps and fragmentation
    • capturing the needs of the scientific communities and of the funders in terms of infrastructure services
    • ensuring the appropriate development and deployment of these services by one or multiple research infrastructures.
  • CORBEL webinar 'How to make your event successful and eligible for EU funding: Event management for Research Infrastructures'

    03. December 2019

    The Event management webinar will focus on practical aspects of event organisation within EU research projects and will guide you through some of the most important considerations and criteria for events funded from EU projects. It will also present a step-by-step guide for event organisation to help you plan and organise your events, while avoiding common mistakes which may lead to many stressful situations. The webinar will also cover communication and promotion and will give you practical tips to promote your event and efficiently communicate its outcomes. At the end of webinar you will be able to download the practical guidelines for your future events.

    Speaker: Dana Cernoskova (Scientifika - events for science)

    Date: 3 December 2019

    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET

    More informatione is available here.

  • 2nd CORBEL Service Operator and User Meeting

    01. – 02. October 2019

    The 2nd CORBEL Service Operator and User Meeting at the EMBL in Heidelberg, organised by CORBEL WP4, will bring together European scientists who have been supported by CORBEL, and the research infrastructure Service Operators for exchange of experience. Project presentations by participants will illustrate how CORBEL support advanced their projects. Special requirements of industrial partners in accessing RI resources as well as future developments in the field of scientific collaborations and data sharing will be discussed.

  • CORBEL Webinar: Code of Conduct for Health Research

    19. June 2019

    The CORBEL webinar series continues on 19 June 2019 (14:30 CEST) with an update on the Code of Conduct for Health Research presented by Michaela Mayrhofer from BBMRI-ERIC.

    On 25 May 2019, exactly one year after the GDPR came into force with direct effect in the EC Member States, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) will publish its final Guidelines 1/2019 on Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Bodies under Regulation 2016/679. The possibility of drawing up a Code of Conduct is specified in Article 40 of the GDPR. The Guidelines will specify the how, including how to seek approval and monitor the code’s adherence. The GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research initiative is aiming for a sector specific code in the area of health. It shall help to demonstrate GDPR compliance and to navigate across the various national country derogations that apply for health research related data transfer.

    The aim of the webinar is to present an update on the GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research development: What has been achieved so far? What obstacles were encountered? What about the country derogations? Why is the timeline a moving target? When to expect public consultation? When will the code be finalized and operational?

    The CORBEL webinar series aims to address challenges and share best practice between biological and medical research infrastructures. The series is aimed at technical operators of RIs and is aligned with the CORBEL competency framework.

    CORBEL webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions. Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for posterior viewing.

    More information is available on the webinar page.

  • CORBEL Webinar: tranSMART & cBioPortal

    04. June 2019

    The CORBEL webinar series continues on 4 June 2019 (15:30 CEST) with a presentation by Jan-Willem Boiten, programme manager at Lygature and Menno de Vries, data manager at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.

    The propelling importance of genomics data in present-day health research is not yet supported with user-friendly software solutions that expose these data in a manner easily appreciated by clinical researchers. Clearly, there is a need for tools that integrate genomics and other molecular biology results with the phenotypic and clinical outcome data. This webinar presents an overview of such data tools that are used in the Dutch context and how they have been implemented in practice, including projects that are supported by CORBEL WP3. Two widely used open-source solutions specifically, tranSMART and cBioPortal, will be demonstrated:

    1. tranSMART (http://transmartfoundation.org/) is a data integration, sharing, and analysis platform for clinical and translational research. It allows users to search, view, and analyze data through a web interface, thereby allowing easy access to explore such data from multiple domains at study level. As a knowledge management platform, it enables scientists to develop and refine research hypotheses by investigating correlations between genetic and phenotypic data and assessing their analytical results in the context of other data sets. tranSMART was initially developed by Johnson&Johnson, and released as an open-source project in 2012.
    2. The cBio Cancer Genomics Portal (http://cbioportal.org) is an open-source resource for interactive exploration of multidimensional cancer genomics data sets, currently providing access to data from more than 20,000 tumor samples from almost 100 cancer studies. It now also serves oncologists in their use and interpretation of clinical sequencing data from cancer patients and enables precision oncology. The cBioPortal software was originally developed by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and released as open-source in 2015.

    This webinar intends to give a flavor of the potential of these solutions in practical translational research. For those scientists interested in a functional and/or technical deep-dive, a CORBEL training will be scheduled for later this year.

    The CORBEL webinar series aims to address challenges and share best practice between biological and medical research infrastructures. The series is aimed at technical operators of RIs and is aligned with the CORBEL competency framework.

    CORBEL webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions.

    More information is available on the webinar page.

  • CORBEL Webinar: A Basic Introduction to Bioimage Analysis

    11. April 2019

    The CORBEL webinar series continues with a basic introduction to bioimage analysis by Christian Tischer, from the EMBL Centre for Bioimage Analysis (CBA). During this webinar, Christian Tischer will explain basic concepts of (automated) bioimage analysis. The webinar will start with a short overview of what bioimage analysis actually is and why it is useful. Subsequently, we will address image formation, restoration, filtering and segmentation. As well as discuss object measurements and image analysis quality control.

    Speaker: Christian Tischer (Centre for Bioimage Analysis (CBA), EMBL)

    Date: April 11, 2019 Time: 15:30 CEST

    Find more information on the webinar page.

  • Webinar: Structural Vaccinology

    10. April 2019

    Webinar: “Structural vaccinology approach: the exploitation of the structure knowledge for the rational vaccine design/optimization”

    10 April 2019 at 16:00 CEST

    Speaker: Prof. Lucia Banci, University of Florence

    In this webinar, Professor Lucia Banci of the University of Florence will present structural biology as a tool for vaccine design and optimisation. The webinar, which has been organised as part of the TRANSVAC project, will also disseminate the high-end structural biology services and techniques that are available through the Instruct-ERIC research infrastructure.

    Please send an e-mail to transvacinfo(at)euvaccine.eu for login details.

    Find more information here.

  • Data Visualisation for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and tools

    11. – 15. March 2019

    The EBI training team in association with CORBEL will be running the course

    "Data Visualisation for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and tools”

    from 11-15 March 2019 at EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK. In this 5-day workshop, we will dive into the topic of biological data visualisation and how it can be used to gain insight in and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined.

    This course is targeted at biologists who want to explore, and gain further insight, into their own data through the use of visualisation and design approaches.

    More information and the registration link is available here.

    Register now to secure your place! Applications close 25 January 2019.

  • 'The impact of the GDPR on health research practices' - Panel at CPDP 2019

    01. February 2019

    During the upcoming 12th International Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) Conference with the focus on Data Protection and Democracy, BBMRI-ERIC will organise a panel about 'The impact of the GDPR on health research practices' on 1 February 2019 in Brussels. The panel aims to assess the practical consequences of the GDPR for data sharing within the EU with regards to biomedical research, especially biobanking.

    More information is available here.

  • HNN 2.0 Webinar on "Health Research Infrastructures"

    22. January 2019

    The HEALTH NCP-Net 2.0 is jointly organising a webinar with BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS-ERIC, ECRIN-ERIC and ELIXIR about the aims and activities of these research infrastructures as well as how to involve and benefit from them within a Horizon 2020 project.

    More information and the registration link is available here.

  • Workshop: Best practices in Public-private collaborations

    12. – 13. December 2018

    The CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk team in conjunction with the EATRIS Slovenia National Node and the University of Ljubljana is organizing a best practice workshop on the theme of public-private collaboration on 12-13 December 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This 2-day event will focus on all relevant aspects of setting up such collaborations, from initial contacts through planning and negotiation to completion of legal agreements and project implementation. In addition to plenary lectures covering various aspects there will be a use case for participants to work on in teams.

    The workshop is aimed primarily at academic researchers from the biological and medical research infrastructures and their affiliated institutes who are or expect to be involved in the organization and implementation of such collaborative research programmes. Participation is free of charge. For more information, please contact innovation(at)corbel-project.eu.

    Please register for the workshop here. The agenda can be found here.

  • Machine Learning for Image Analysis

    29. – 31. October 2018

    CORBEL, EMBL, German BioImaging and NEUBIAS are organizing a joint blended learning course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis. The course will be a great mix of intensive learning, extensive hands-on and community networking, consisting of

    • Up-front online sessions
    • On-site workshop
    • Follow-up online sessions (optional)

    For more information click here.

  • 3rd Annual General Meeting

    16. – 17. October 2018

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

  • 5th MIUF Meeting

    15. October 2018

    The CORBEL Medical Infrastructure Users Forum (MIUF) 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. The meeting is open to scientific communities interested in medical research and is intended to discuss

    • the structuring of medical research communities at the pan-European level
    • the emerging needs of medical research projects in the context of the big data and personalised/stratified medicine approach
    • and the challenges raised in terms of development and deployment of data services

    Registration for the meeting is possible here until September 30, 2018. Registration is free, but mandatory in order to attend. The final program is available here.

    The CORBEL MIUF (WP3.1) is designed to promote close collaboration, at the pan-EU level, between medical research communities, funding bodies, and medical research infrastructures. In particular, its mission consists of

    • promoting the establishment of pan-European scientific communities, providing the scientific content and access to patients
    • clearly defining the respective roles of infrastructures vs. scientific communities, avoiding gaps, overlaps and fragmentation
    • capturing the needs of the scientific communities and of the funders in terms of infrastructure services
    • ensuring the appropriate development and deployment of these services by one or multiple research infrastructures.
  • Train-the-trainer workshop & course development hackathon

    04. – 06. July 2018

    Train-the-trainer: July 4-5, 2018 - maximum 13 participants
    Course development hackathon: July 6, 2018

    The CORBEL workshop will support trainers, educators, training work package leaders and training coordinators by providing them with new ideas and tools to make their training events even better and easier to run and prepare. Location: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    For more information and the registration link click here.

  • INFRAFRONTIER satellite session @ CTLS2018: Modelling the Mammalian-Microbiota Host Superorganism

    01. July 2018

    INFRAFRONTIER is hosting a satellite session on ‘Modelling the Microbiota-Host Superorganism: animal models and core facilities’ at the CTLS2018 conference Ghent, July 1, 2018. 

  • CORBEL @ CTLS2018

    01. – 04. July 2018

    CORBEL will be represented with an exhibition booth and a poster at the upcoming Core Technologies
    for Life Sciences
    event, taking place July 1-4, 2018 in Ghent (Belgium). Several talks will be given by CORBEL partners.
    For more information 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.
    For more information click here.

  • CORBEL @ 2018 BIO International Convention

    04. – 07. June 2018

    As a service to the RI community, CORBEL Innovation Office led by EATRIS will take part in partnering meetings with SME and large companies on behalf of RIs at the BIO in Boston (June 4-7, 2018). BIO is the world’s largest biotech/pharma conference hosting partnering meetings, with several thousand companies taking part each year. 

    To help prepare their pitch to companies, highlighting the key advantages of their technology offers and what they seek in a cooperation with an industry partner, RI are advised to make use of the guidelines presented by EATRIS during the past webinar “Identifying and Networking with Industry: How to Market Your Research”. For more information, please contact Nigel Wagstaff.

    More information about the conference can be found 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.

  • 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 "Lightweight Service Management for Research Infrastructures: FitSM Approach"

    06. February 2018

    Sy Holsinger from the EGI Foundation introduces the FitSM Approach, a service management tool that enables research infrastructures to meet customer needs to provide valuable services.
    For more information and registration click here.

  • WP4 Service Operator Meeting

    22. – 23. January 2018

    Service operators involved in the CORBEL 1st Open Call meet in Berlin.

    More information coming soon...

  • Webinar "ARIA - Powering your access management from the cloud"

    16. January 2018

    Fiona Sanderson, software developer at Instruct-ERIC, will introduce ARIA, a cloud service system for the management of research infrastructures. The webinar will focus on the utility of ARIA features for facility managers and users.
    For more information and registration click here.

  • CORBEL @ 1st European PhD and Postdoc symposium

    15. – 17. November 2017

    The 1st European PhD and Postdoc symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine”, organised by the European Academy for Biomedical Science (ENABLE), will be held in Barcelona from the 15th to the 17th of November 2017.

    Arranged by our partner RI Euro-BioImaging, CORBEL will exhibit at this event and inform young scientists how they can benefit from using the services of RIs in their research.

  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data Driven Innovation in Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine

    14. – 15. November 2017

    During this ELIXIR Innovation event, taking place in Paris, attendees will be immersed in a world of data-driven innovation, illustrated through talks by innovative companies and presentations of ELIXIR’s open data resources and services.

    For more information and registration visit the event website.

  • 2nd CORBEL Annual General Meeting

    25. – 26. October 2017

    The 2nd CORBEL Annual General Meeting will take place on October 25-26, 2017 at the EYE film museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
    The meeting is organised by CORBEL partner EATRIS-ERIC.

  • 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.

  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-driven innovation in food, nutrition and the microbiome

    09. – 10. October 2017

    The latest ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum will bring together companies active in the probiotics, food and health sectors to stimulate interaction between companies and academic partners.
    The event, taking place in Brussels, will be organised as a series of interactive sessions on "Data Sources", "Tools and Analysis" and "Integration Challenges" enabling microbiome research and innovation. It will showcase a selection of free data resources and services available through ELIXIR, such as PRIDE, European Nucleotide Archive and Metagenomics Portal, as well as examples of innovative companies already using public data in their business, such as MyMicroZoo and MS-Omics. Participants will also learn about the training opportunities on food, nutrition and microbiome resources available through ELIXIR.

    For more information and registration please visit the event website.

  • 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: www.ecbs2017.eu/welcome.html and register now!

  • Webinar "User Experience Design for more user-friendly applications"

    27. June 2017

    The next event in the CORBEL webinar series takes place June 27, 2017 at 15:30 CET. Click here for more information and registration!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Workshop on Templates for Innovation

    18. May 2017

    Organised by CORBEL WP8, the workshop takes place May 18, 2017 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

    Main aim of the workshop is to involve scientist and legal experts of the various CORBEL RIs and gain insight into need for templates, whether for standard cases or more challenging cases such as cross-sector collaboration.

    The workshop aims to deliver clear guidance for the CORBEL Innovation Office team how to proceed with Task 8.2. A set of context-specific templates is foreseen for the web-portal, and according to needs expressed during this workshop a toolbox could be designed for assembling templates for other and more complex cases. Ideas for the design of this toolbox are expected to come from the direct contacts and workshop discussions. Other useful forms of support from the helpdesk will also be taken into account.

    Participants: one or two per partner infrastructure, this can be a scientist having experience with collaborative research projects, and/or a legal expert.

  • CORBEL @ RICH Symposium

    08. May 2017

    Anton Ussi (EATRIS) represents the CORBEL project at the RICH Symposium Fostering the Innovation Potential of Research Infrastructures, taking place May 8, 2017 in Lisbon (Portugal).
    He participates as panelist in the Plenary Session Innovation at the RI level and at the project level.
    More information about the symposium can be accessed from the event website.

  • 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.

  • Final Meeting on Patient-level Data Sharing

    27. – 28. March 2017

    The CORBEL patient-level data taskforce helds its final meeting on March 27-28, 2017 in Paris (France). The consensus document on usage of patient-level data as well as the technical solutions for data sharing discussed within this group will be presented.

  • Instruct-ARIA training for iNEXT and CORBEL facility managers

    03. February 2017

    This training course, taking place in collaboration with iNEXT and CORBEL, aims to support managers of the Instruct Access in handling this management system.

    Organised by Instruct, the workshop takes place on February 3, 2017 at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

    For more information click here.

  • Training Course: Data Visualisation for Biology

    30. January – 03. February 2017

    In collaboration with CORBEL the EMBL-EBI offers the training course "Data Visualisation for Biology: a practical workshop on design, techniques and tools".
    This 5-day workshop takes place January 30 - February 3, 2017 in Hinxton, UK.

    Note that there is an application deadline: December 9, 2016!

    The course is targeted at biologists who want to explore, and gain further insight, into their own data through the use of visualisation and design approaches.  Some prior experience in programming would be beneficial, but pre-reading and exercises will be sent out to all successful applicants prior to the start of the course.
    For more information click here.

  • CORBEL Joint Compute Workshop on Data Storage and Integration

    19. – 20. October 2016

    This workshop is organized jointly by BBMRI-ERIC and ELIXIR to start joint work on privacy-sensitive data processing on clouds, and understand the requirements of BMS RIs in terms of cloud computing and privacy sensitive data.

    The event takes place October 19-20, 2016 in Graz (Austria), back-to-back with the CORBEL Annual General Meeting.

  • CORBEL (Joint WP5/WP8) Workshop on Quality Assurance and Reproducibility

    19. – 20. October 2016

    This first face-to-face meeting of the CORBEL QM Expert Network takes place back-to-back with the CORBEL Annual General Meeting on October 19-20, 2016 in Graz (Austria).

    The aim of this workshop is to discuss a common framework / best practice model / common guidelines to quality management and quality assurance of the BMS RIs.
    In addition, best practice advice from industry is sought.

  • 1st CORBEL Annual General Meeting

    18. – 19. October 2016

    The 1st CORBEL Annual General Meeting will take place on October 18-19, 2016 in Graz (Austria).

    During this two-day meeting, work package leaders will present their results and discuss next action steps with the consortium.
    In addition, the CORBEL Executive Board Meeting as well as the BMS RI Strategy Board Meeting will take place on October 19.

  • 2nd MIUF Meeting

    12. – 13. October 2016

    The next MIUF (Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum) meeting takes place October 12, 2016. It is organised by ECRIN at its headquarter in Paris (France).

    The tentative agenda of this meeting includes:
    - analysis of the survey on existing/missing RI services
    - presentation of ERARE call outcomes
    - development of a strategy to integrate medical research communities and medical RIs
    - development of a communication plan

  • 2nd Consensus Meeting on Patient-level Data Sharing

    06. – 07. October 2016

    The CORBEL patient-level data taskforce helds its second meeting on October 6-7, 2016 in Milan (Italy).

    Participants will be updated on the consensus document and discuss technical solutions for data sharing.

  • Workshop "Advanced Simulations for Biomolecular Research"

    04. September 2016

    SIG BioExcel is a major venue for knowledge exchange and networking for the computational biomolecular research community. It brings together stakeholders of
    1) core applications that are supported by the center - HADDOCK (integrative modelling), GROMACS (molecular dynamics simulations) and CPMD (hybrid QM/MM methods) and
    2) worklow environments and platforms for data integration and analysis such as Galaxy, Taverna, Open PHACTS, COMPSs and Copernicus.

    These include:

    - Academic scientists whose research depends heavily on software for biomolecular simulations (e.g. users and developers)
    - Industrial users of such software, especially from pharmaceutical, chemical or food industries
    - Independent software vendors of biomolecular modeling/simulation applications or platforms
    - Resource providers for biomolecular simulations (HPC centers, commercial Cloud/HPC/Grid system providers)
    - International projects and initiatives in the area of biomolecular simulations

    This year's meeting will take place as a satellite event during ECCB2016 on 4th September in The Hague. The event will host invited talks by top-scientists, flash presentations of the highest quality abstracts from the poster session, and lunchtime hands-on presentation of cutting-edge high-end (HPC and HTC) systems.

    More more details please visit the workshop's website.

  • Training course "Biological Imaging Data Management for Facility Managers"

    13. July 2016

    The course "Biological Imaging Data Management for Facility Managers" takes place on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at the University of Cambridge.

    In this one day course, organisers will present the OMERO platform, and show how Facility Managers can use it to manage users, groups, and their microscopy, HCS and digital pathology data.

    The target audience of this training event comprise

    • Facility Managers using or, wanting to use, OMERO for image data management
    • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals

     

     

  • Workshop “Accelerating innovation by Expert Centres”

    29. – 30. June 2016

    Work Package 8  organises a workshop with special emphasis on accelerating innovation by Expert Centres. Aim of this workshop is to develop a joint vision of innovation that goes beyond CORBEL and how this can be achieved by the so-called Expert Centres.

    These Expert Centres integrate precompetitive public and private research and development (R&D) activities by facilitating integrated access not only to samples and data but also to a broad spectrum of medical and scientific expertise related to them (click here for more information about Expert Centres).

    Since Expert Centres are typical examples of public-private partnerships which might become a cornerstone in open innovation, concepts of new business models based on open innovation will be discussed during the workshop.

    The workshop will be held at the BBMRI-ERIC Headquarter in Graz, Austria on June 29-30, 2016.

     

    Participants from different RIs are welcome to join the workshop; registration is necessary (Christoph Schreiner, christoph.schreiner (a) medunigraz.at).

  • WP7.2 Workshop on patient information & consent templates

    06. June 2016

    This workshop, organised by WP7, focuses on the development and/or improvement of patient information and consent templates.

    The meeting agenda comprises

    • presentation by participants: main activities and expertise in the topic, role in the task
    • discussion on the activities to develop, the involvement and role of each partner, the timing  – on the basis of a draft proposal
    • definition of the aims, the methods, the outcomes and the work plan of the task WP7.2.

    The workshop is held at the IRCCS Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research (Milan, Italy) on June 6, 2016.

  • CORBEL Retreat

    20. – 21. April 2016

    CORBEL's first retreat takes place April 20-21, 2016 in Chicheley (UK). The project-internal meeting is focused on ensuring the continued alignment of CORBEL with BMS RI strategic drivers.
    CORBEL partners can obtain more information from the internal project website.

  • 1st Workshop CORBEL “patient-level data taskforce”

    03. – 04. March 2016

    Workshop of the "Multi-stakeholder taskforce on access to individual participant data (IPD) in clinical trials"

    The first workshop of the CORBEL “patient—level data taskforce” is hosted by ECRIN at their head office in Paris. This taskforce, embedded in CORBEL work package 3, comprises experts from various fields of expertise who will discuss and try to agree on a common framework for providing access to patient-level clinical trial data. It is envisaged to establish a demonstrator that will consist of a reanalysis / meta-analysis enabled database of anonymised patient data, in an analysis-friendly format employed in a research setting.

  • Back-to-back workshops with RItrain

    16. – 18. February 2016

    RItrain and CORBEL (WP9) are co-organising two workshops about the skills gaps in research infrastructure management and operation:

    “Addressing the skills gaps in research infrastructure management and leadership”
    February 16–17, 2016

    “Addressing the skills gaps in technical operation of biomedical research infrastructures”
    February 17–18, 2016

    Both workshops will be hosted by EMBL-EBI (Hinxton, UK). Registration deadline is February 5, 2016.

    For detailed information about the workshops please visit the RItrain website.

  • First WP4 Use Case workshops held

    05. February 2016

    WP4, working on community-driven cross-infrastructure joint research in the field of BioSciences, is organising Use Case workshops with involved users and infrastructures to discuss and develop the future working plan:
    Use Case 1: February 8, 2016 in Berlin
    Use Case 2: February 5, 2016 in Florence
    Use Case 4: February 15, 2016 in Villefranche

  • 1st MIUF Meeting

    25. – 26. January 2016

    The first MIUF meeting is hosted by ECRIN at their head office in Paris. The Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum (MIUF) of CORBEL includes representatives of the involved research infrastructures and major thematic priorities represented by JPIs and ERAnets as well as other strategic initiatives such as IMI-2, H2020 Health Programme and Science Europe.

    The MIUF will be a key instrument for efficient development and use of biomedical research infrastructures in Europe; it will combine the ESFRI Research Infrastructures with scientific expertise in different medical research areas, bringing together the expertise covering all clinical and pre-clinical aspects, including pan European users communities as well as patients associations.

    Amongst others, key actions of the MIUF are to capture needs sand expectations of scientific communities and funders, define priorities on new infrastructure and service development meeting the needs of scientific communities and promote “cross-border” dissemination, adoption and use of instruments developed within CORBEL across infrastructure nodes throughout Europe.

  • CORBEL Kick-Off Meeting

    19. – 23. November 2015

    The official CORBEL Kick-Off Meeting takes place on November 19, 2015 in Hinxton (UK).

    More information coming soon…