Event Announcements

  • ASCB|EMBO 2019 Meeting

    07. – 11. December 2019

    The joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) will focus on cell biology as the fundamental basis of biology, and will offer sessions on emerging topics such as nontraditional model organisms, and the use of computational modeling and biophysics.

    More information: https://www.ascb.org/2019ascbembo/

  • 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

  • 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: 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.

  • 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

  • CORBEL Final Open Meeting

    02. March 2020

    The final CORBEL meeting will take place on 2 March 2020 in Florence, Italy. The consortium will present their solutions for harmonising user access to the European Life Science research infrastructures (LS RIs), comprising topics such as access, data or quality management, training, ELSI and innovation support. Presentations by scientists from the biological and medical user communities will illustrate how concerted access to multiple RIs advanced their projects, thus demonstrating the benefit of CORBEL for European life science research.
    The one-day meeting will be open to European scientists from the biological and medical field, potential users of the CORBEL common services as well as other stakeholders generally interested in CORBEL and the European LS RIs. More information is available here.

    The final CORBEL meeting will be organised back-to-back with the 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the EOSC-Life project on 3-4 March 2020. EOSC-Life is the new cluster project of the European LS 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.

  • 1st EOSC-Life AGM

    03. – 04. March 2020

    The 1st annual general meeting (AGM) of the EOSC-Life project will take place on 3-4 March 2020 in Florence, Italy. 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).

  • Workshop: 'Data visualisation for biology: A Practical Workshop on Design, Techniques and Tools'

    16. – 20. March 2020

    As biological datasets increase in size and complexity, we are moving more and more from a hypothesis-driven research paradigm to a data-driven one. As a result, exploration of that data has become even more crucial than in the past.

    In this 5-day course, organised by EMBL-EBI in association with CORBEL, we will dive into the topic of biological data visualisation and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined. We will start by covering theoretical questions such as: What is data visualisation? How do we perceive images? How can we visualise data in the best possible way? It will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions, and will also provide hands-on experience in developing visualisations. The course will focus on working with omics (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics) data rather than e.g. imaging data.

    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. People with different backgrounds and previous expertise in data visualisation are welcome to join the course. Some prior experience in programming would be beneficial, however participants will be divided into groups according to their programming experience for the hands-on element from day 3 onwards. Applicants will be asked to provide detail on their level of programming ability and knowledge of visualisation tools as part of the application process. Some pre-reading and exercises will additionally be sent out to successful applicants prior to the course, and these will also help us decide on the most appropriate groupings.

    Date: Monday 16 - Friday 20 March 2020
    Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
    Application opens: Tuesday 10 September 2019
    Application deadline: Friday 29 November 2019
    More information: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2020/data-visualisation-biology-practical-workshop-design-techniques-and-tools-1

  • CORBEL workshop: Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal

    26. – 27. March 2020

    Date: 26 & 27 March 2020
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Type of course: Face to face
    Participants: Data stewards/data managers involved with translational research

    The data integration platforms tranSMART and cBioPortal are widely used by researchers and clinicians to integrate, analyse and visualise large amounts of data. In this CORBEL course, data stewards/data managers are offered the opportunity to learn how to upload data to these platforms and how to use the different user interfaces. They will gain insight into these platforms and the possibilities that they offer.

    Learn more and register: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2020/corbel-workshop-training-data-integration-platforms-transmart-cbioportal

Past Events

  • 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.

  • Translational Medicine (TMex) course

    11. – 15. November 2019

    Interested in discovering the landscape of Translational Medicine? Want to learn about the job profiles of scientists in Industry?

    Then join the 2019 Winter school "Translational Medicine Explained (TMex)" which will be held in the beautiful Palau Macaya in Barcelona from November 11th – 15th. The fee of 450 Euro includes the 5 day course in Barcelona, catering during the course, one dinners and the e-learning. For more information see here. Review of application documents will be on a first come, first serve basis.

    The TMex winter school 2019 builds on the experience of the C-COMEND and ENLIGHT-TEN courses on translational research and medicine development which in 2016, 2017 & 2018 delivered three highly valued courses. This what the students say:

    • If you have the opportunity to take part in this course – do it. It will fundamentally change your view on how your work as a research scientist can make a difference in the real world outside your lab (Konstantin Kuhne)
    • Very interactive course with a non-traditional approach. The course reflects the reality of translational medicine: getting a lot of people with different backgrounds to work together as a team (Miriam Ayuso)
    • My expectations to the course were very high, and they were fulfilled (Sandra Heckers)
    • It was a difficult decision to leave the lab for 5 days but it absolutely worth it (Kevin Ferreira)


    Confirmed speakers:

    • Bob Harris, Professor Immunotherapy, Karolinska
    • Keith Williams, Director, KW Drug Developments
    • Mike Hardman, independent (formerly AstraZeneca)
    • Toni Andreu and Anton Ussi, Directors EATRIS
    • Joaquin Sáez Peñataro, Clinical Pharmacologist and Spanish correspondent for ECRIN


    Find out more:


    Registration site: https://www.cognitoforms.com/EATRISERIC/TMexCourseInTranslationalMedicine

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlOcRYIcels


    Try our interactive roadmap of translational medicine


  • NETTAB / BBCC 2019 Meeting

    11. – 13. November 2019

    Date: November 11-13, 2019

    Location: Fisciano Campus, University of Salerno, Italy

    Deadline for submitting abstracts for oral communications is July 15, 2019.

    More information: http://www.igst.it/nettab/2019/ https://www.bbcc-meetings.it/

  • Europe Biobank Week 2019

    08. – 11. October 2019

    The Europe Biobank Week 2019 will take place in Lübeck (Germany) from 8-11 October 2019. Registration is possible here. Additional practical courses and pre-conference workshops will take place on 7 and October, respectively. Check out the extensive programme and social events here. Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines is partnering with the organisers to offer discounted flight rates for EBW 2019 attendees - find out more 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.

  • BASEL LIFE 2019

    09. – 12. September 2019

    BASEL LIFE: Showcasing Europe's Excellence in Life Sciences

    More information: https://www.basellife.org/2019.html

  • COMBINE 2019 Meeting & EU-STANDS4PM Workshop

    15. – 19. July 2019

    The 'Computational Modeling in Biology Network' (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in systems biology, synthetic biology and related fields.

    Read more about the Meeting here: http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019

  • 44th FEBS Congress 2019 - From Molecules to Living Systems

    06. – 11. July 2019

    The 44th FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Congress will take place from 6-11 July 2019 in Krakow, Poland. The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the area of Europe and neighbouring regions for the face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences. 

    CORBEL will be present at the congress with an exhibition stand, providing information about the project's work and the participating research infrastructures.

    Early registration will close on 12 April 2019.

    More information is available on the conference website.

  • BBMRI-ERIC Directory Webinar II

    26. June 2019

    BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory gives access to 568 biobanks and 100,000,000 samples across Europe. Join BBMRI-ERIC’s Director General, Erik Steinfelder, on Wednesday, June 26 at 14:00-15:00 CEST for a live webinar answering more in-depth questions on how to use the BBMRI-ERIC Directory. Registration is possible here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8468996408775784717

  • 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.

  • INFRAFRONTIER / IMPC Conference 2019 - Genetic Variation, Big Data and Ageing

    03. – 05. June 2019

    The joint annual meetings of the European RI INFRAFRONTIER and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) in Athens/Greece (2017) and Munich/Germany (2018) have grown to a worldwide meeting point of leading scientists from the areas of functional mouse genetics and from human medical research.

    The INFRAFRONTIER / IMPC conference 2019, taking place in Finland's beautiful capital Helsinki on 3 to 5 June, will underline this claim: This year´s conference will be focussing on Genetic Variation, Big Data and Ageing – three top prerequisites for a sustainable success of the upcoming era of precision medicine. It will provide an excellent opportunity to support a better alignment of the unique platforms and repositories of the two leading international associations for functional mouse genetics with current ageing and population genetics initiatives. At the same time, the conference will support interactions with human genetics centers and clinical consortia in Europe and all over the world.

    First details on the conference agenda can be found on the INFRAFRONTIER website. Registration is possible via the website. Oral or poster presentations may be offered to the organizers at INFRAFRONTIER and the Finnish host, BioCenter Oulu.

    CORBEL will be present at the congress with an exhibition stand, providing information about the project's work and the participating research infrastructures.

  • Helis Academy Course: FAIR Data Stewardship – digital data scholarship for wet lab scientists

    27. – 29. May 2019

    The target audience of this course are wet-lab scientists – from industry and academia – and graduate students in the Life Sciences who wish to improve their digital scholarship on data handling. Some basic experience with programming and scripting languages like python, perl, R, matlab, etc. are an advantage, but not needed. The course is also relevant for Data Stewards who are supporting the life science researchers.

    The course will introduce the trainees to important concepts of data stewardship. We start with a general introduction covering the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship and data stewards. We will pass the stages of the data life cycle in more detail in the training modules of this 3 day course.

    Day 1: Why use a data management plan and what for?
    On day one trainees will investigate data management plans, which types are there and how they should be used.

    Day 2: Mastering the data chaos during the research phase.
    On day two the course highlights how to work with data during the research phase, explaining how to create well formatted data which helps in the second module of day two to make data interoperable already during the active research phase.

    Day 3: Boost your visibility and get cited for your data!
    On day three trainees will have an in-depth at persistent identifiers, different use cases and types of identifiers. Finally we are closing the data life cycle by making data fit for sharing, archiving and publishing.

    The training is organised by the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) and delivered as a joint effort by DTL partners. You can find all the information, including the full programme and registration possibilities here: https://www.aanmelder.nl/helis-fair-data-stewardship-course

    This course is part of the Data Analysis and Stewardship theme of Helis Academy and is organised by DTL and DTL collaborators. Info about other courses in the theme of Data Analysis and Stewardship can be found on the Helis Academy website and on the Helis Academy page on the DTL website.

  • Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2019

    22. – 24. May 2019

    The next Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference takes place May 22-24, 2019 in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, under the topic "Structural Biology: Deeper into the Cell". Registration is open until 1 April 2019, the abstract submission deadline is 1 March 2019.

    CORBEL will be present at the conference with a booth, offering information about the project and the participating biomedical research infrastructures.

    More information is available on the conference website.

  • International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2019

    20. May 2019

    ECRIN's 2019 celebration of International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) will take place in Paris, France on May 20, 2019, focusing on challenges raised by patient stratification studies.

    More information will be available on the ECRIN website soon.

  • ELIXIR Webinar: Data Validation

    15. May 2019

    Wed 15 May 2019, 14:00 GMT

    More information: https://elixir-europe.org/events/elixir-webinar-data-validation

  • RI-PATHS Workshops

    08. – 10. May 2019

    The second round of RI-PATHS (Research Infrastructure imPact Assessment paTHways) workshops will take place in May 2019. These are participatory workshops contributing to the creation of a common methodology for assessing the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures. Each workshop (Hamburg, Cambridge, Barcelona) will have a different focus.

    Further information and registration: https://ri-paths.eu/news/call-to-take-part-in-the-second-round-of-ri-paths-workshops/ 

    If you don’t know what to expect, have a look at the report for the first round: https://ri-paths.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/D4.1_Concept-note-of-modular-IA-framework.pdf

  • EGI Conference & 'Design your e-Infrastructure' Workshop

    06. – 09. May 2019

    The EGI conference (May 6-8 in Amsterdam) will be a forum for the EGI Community to discuss the state of the art of the EGI Federation, future and emerging trends, requirements and experiences: national, local and at the level of the data centre. The event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Operations of what is now the EGI Federation. The programme will be a mix of topical sessions, workshops and space for debate on topics related to the EGI Federation. The Programme Committee has opened a Call for Abstracts and invites the EGI Community to submit abstracts for presentations and posters. Site managers and members of the distributed operations and technical teams are strongly encouraged to send contributions. The deadline for contributions is 8 March.
    Further information about the EGI Conference: https://www.egi.eu/news/egi-conference-2019-call-for-abstracts/

    Co-located with the conference, the EGI User Community Support Team is organizing the 3rd Design your e-Infrastructure Workshop on 9 May 2019. This workshop is intended for research communities and research infrastructures who wish to become active users of EGI services. The workshop participants will hear short introduction talks about the EGI services, will analyse the use cases that the participating scientific communities bring to the event then, in small groups, will design and define suitable e-infrastructure setups and roadmaps to implement them using 'off-the-shelf' and customised solutions from the EGI community. The workshop invites the submission of science community use cases that event participants will analyse and start implementing during the event.
    Further information about the Design your e-Infrastructure Workshop: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/event/4434/

  • LifeTime Opening Conference

    06. – 07. May 2019

    The LifeTime Initiative ('A proposal for a new FET Flagship to revolutionalise healthcare in Europe') will have its Opening Conference on 6-7 May 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

    CORBEL will be present at the conference with a poster.

  • 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.

  • EOSC-hub Week

    10. – 12. April 2019

    Following the success of last year's edition, EOSC-hub Week is back in its 2nd installment which will take place on 10-12 April 2019 at the Vienna House Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic. This year, EOSC-hub Week 2019 brings together both present and future service providers and users of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The event comes just after the recent launch of the EOSC in November which saw EOSC-hub's Catalogue of Services incorporated into the new EOSC. With the EOSC now live and in its early stages, the challenge now is to enrich EOSC's service offering to cover all the gaps in research services and increase uptake by the research community. This is what makes EOSC-hub Week 2019 timely.

    Further information: https://eosc-hub.eu/events/eosc-hub-week-2019

  • EMBO Practical Course: 'Research to service: Planning and running a bioinformatics core facility'

    08. – 12. April 2019

    From 8-12 April 2019, an EMBO Practical course on 'Research to service: Planning and running a bioinformatics core facility' will take place in Izmir, Turkey. The course will provide an opportunity for new managers of core facilities to learn from experienced core facilities managers how to build a framework for the future development, resourcing, operation and impact assessment of their core services.

    More information can be found on the course website. Registration will close on 15 February 2019.

  • European Chemical Biology Symposium (6th ECBS/LS-EuChemS Meeting)

    03. – 05. April 2019

    Together with EuChemS, EU-OPENSCREEN is co-organising the 6th ECBS/LS-EuChemS meeting in Madrid on the 3-5 April, 2019. This occasion brings together the 6th European Chemical Biology Symposium and the meeting of the EuChemS Division “Chemistry in Life Sciences” (LS-EuChemS). Chemical biologists from all parts of Europe and overseas come together to present and discuss the latest achievements in cutting edge chemical sciences. This present joint meeting gathers researchers from organic & biological chemistry, proteins biotechnology, computational biology, protocells, machine learning, bacterial resistance, drug discovery, synthetic biology, biomedical materials and chemical glycobiology.

  • BBMRI-ERIC Webinar

    03. April 2019

    BBMRI-ERIC webinar: 'Material and Data Transfer Agreements (MTA/DTA)'

    3 April 2019, 14-15:00 CEST

    More information here.

  • 14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM 2019)

    19. – 22. March 2019

    The 14th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) will take place in Glasgow, UK.

    Euro-BioImaging and Instruct-ERIC will hold a session on 'Open Access to Imaging Technologies' on 20 March at 8.30 a.m. The session will give an insight into the concept of European Research Infrastructures (RI) and how researchers can benefit from open access to their services and technologies. Beginning with an insight into the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure and Industry Board, you will hear about opportunities to communicate and collaborate with the imaging industry. Prof Bruno Klaholz from the Instruct-ERIC French Centre will then present recent research relating to high resolution cryo-EM imaging and 3D reconstruction of the human ribosome.

    More information about the meeting is available on the website.

  • 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.

  • SPIDIA4P: tackling personalised medicine development issues

    05. March 2019

    The SPIDIA4P project consortium will organise an event at the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting will focus on the ways that biobanking and standardisation can contribute to the development of safe and innovative medicines and medical devices.

    More information and the registration link is available on the BBMRI-ERIC website.

  • '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.

  • 4th Health-RI Conference 2019

    17. January 2019

    The 4th Health-RI conference will be held in Utrecht (Netherlands), on Thursday, 17 January 17 2019. The program will focus on the future of Health and Medicine and the required support role of science and research infrastructure as innovations around ‘big’ complex data facilitate a vitally functioning and healthy society.
    More information is available on the website.

  • ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC Biobanking Workshop

    15. – 17. January 2019

    In order to support biobanking in different regions of the world, BBMRI-ERIC is organising a biobanking workshop in Rio de Janeiro to share their expertise and help to create a framework for international research infrastructures in the life sciences field. Workshop topics will include the clinical need for biobanking, ethical concepts and patient involvement, quality management systems, data collection management, and security.

    More information and the registration link is available on the website.

  • 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.

  • ASCB|EMBO 2018 Meeting

    08. – 12. December 2018

    At this year's ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, California, CORBEL partners from Euro-BioImaging, EU-OPENSCREEN and INFRAFRONTIER will organise a session on "How to boost your research project with the support of international research infrastructures" within the Career Enhancement Programme of the Meeting:

    Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
    Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
    Location: Theater 4, Learning Center

    Modern life science research often sees a dissociation between the researcher, who leads a scientific project, and the technology expert, who has the expertise to perform the required experiments. Often, an interdisciplinary approach as well as access to innovative technologies and services is needed. Our pan-European research infrastructures Euro-BioImaging, EU-OPENSCREEN and INFRAFRONTIER aim to fill this gap and provide a solution to allow all scientists open access to the desired technologies and services, such as imaging, compound screening or mouse disease models.

    To demonstrate how access to cutting-edge technologies can enable excellent research, Scott E. Fraser, one of the key figures in microscopy technology development and Director of Science Initiatives at the University of Southern California, will give a presentation on "Multidimensional Imaging of Cells in their Native Habitats".

  • INFRAFRONTIER / IMPC Stakeholder Meeting 2018

    03. – 04. December 2018

    The jointly organised INFRAFRONTIER/IMPC stakeholder meeting will take place in Munich, with the thematic focus on advancing Rare Disease research and gene therapy applications with animal models.
    More information is available on the website.

  • Training Course: Data Management in Clinical Research

    15. November 2018

    CORBEL Work Package 3 is organising a training course on Data Management in Clinical Research, taking place on 15 November 2018 in Paris. The course is designed for clinical research professionals who are not data management expert and aims to raise awareness on the new challenges raised by the digital revolution in clinical research. Presentations and discussions will cover a broad spectrum of issues related to data management, sharing, reuse, and analysis.

    Registration (free, but mandatory) is possible here. The program can be found here.

  • ENABLE Conference - The Promise of Future Medicine: From Research to Therapy

    06. – 09. November 2018

    The 2nd European PhD and Postdoc symposium, featuring the topic "The Promise of Future Medicine: From Research to Therapy", will take place from 6-9 November 2018 in Copenhagen. ENABLE aims to involve young scientists in opening the academic world from within by promoting crosstalk between biomedical disciplines, collaboration with industry, and engagement with society.

    CORBEL will be present at the career event on 7 November, providing information about harmonised access to the European biomedical research infrastructures and the benefits for research projects.

    The programme and registration link is available vie the ENABLE Network website.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Plant Phenotyping Forum

    13. September 2018

    Within this Plant Phenotyping Forum, the role of Austria and Eastern Europe in agricultural production, as regions with huge potential and long-term traditions in the agricultural sector, will be discussed. The meeting will take place in Vienna (Austria). Deadline for registration: 7 September 2018
    More information is available here.

  • ICRI2018 - 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures

    12. – 14. September 2018

    CORBEL will be exhibiting at the 4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) in Vienna (Austria) on September 12-14, 2018. The conference 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. Participation in ICRI 2018 is possible by invitation only. More information is available here.

  • 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.

  • EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018

    09. – 14. July 2018

    The EuroScience Open Forum will take place from July 9-14, 2018 in Toulouse.

    For more information click here.

  • 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

    07. – 11. July 2018

    The 11th FENS Forum of Neurosciences, organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and hosted by the German Neuroscience Society, will take place on July 7-11, 2018 in Berlin.

    On Sunday, July 8, Instruct-ERIC, Euro-BioImaging and EU-OPENSCREEN will organise the networking event "New Horizons in Neuroscience: Solving membrane protein structures; biological and medical imaging; and high throughput drug screening". Participants will have the opportunity to network with other neuroscientists and to find out how access to high-end technologies offered by European research infrastructures can supprt research projects.

    For more information click here.

  • 43rd FEBS Congress

    07. – 12. July 2018

    The 43rd FEBS ongress will take place from July 7-12, 2018 in Prague.

    For more information click here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Enabling Discoverability in Bio-Data Innovation

    23. – 24. January 2018

    This free ELIXIR Innovation event is focused on the discoverability of bioinformatics resources that help speed up advancements in the life sciences. The forum is open to both large and small companies. In this lunch-to-lunch event, 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. With a mix of high-level keynote speakers and interactive sessions, this event will allow you to discuss and interact with other companies and ELIXIR partners.
    For more information visit the ELIXIR website.

  • 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.

  • BioExcel Community Forum

    22. – 23. November 2017

    During BioExcel's first Community Forum representatives from several initiatives meet in Amsterdam to discuss guidelines for webinar organisers and speakers. Under the lead of V. Matser (who is organising the CORBEL webinar series) a coherent guideline document will be developed.
    It is aimed to publish this guideline later on.

  • 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.

  • 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: www.translationalmedicine2017.eu

  • Global Biobank Week

    13. – 15. September 2017

    BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER are joining forces for the first-ever Global Biobank Week!

    Global Biobank Week: Toward Harmony in Biobanking 2017 provides access to a unique group of stakeholders reaching from biobankers to renowned experts, from policy makers to patient advocacy groups. The conference, taking place in Stockholm (Sweden), provides a global platform for comprehensive discussion and collaboration on activities important for biobanking and biopreservation of samples and data for biological and environmental research to improve health care and decrease the burden of disease worldwide.
    Topics include personalised medicine, quality of samples, harmonisation efforts, data protection, and the benefit for citizens and society.

    For more information please visit the conference 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.

  • CORBEL @ BIO2017

    19. – 22. June 2017

    The BIO International Convention (BIO), the world’s largest biotech/pharma conference, takes place June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego (USA).

    Our colleagues from EATRIS will attend this meeting, representing not only EATRIS but the whole CORBEL cluster project and its participating research infrastructures during the partnering meetings.

  • 5th EIROforum School on Instrumentation

    19. – 23. June 2017

    The EIROforum School of Instrumentation (ESI) is a biennial event, jointly organized by the Instrumentation Working Group of the EIROforum organizations.
    The fifth school (ESI 2017) is organized by the European XFEL in Schenefeld, Germany, and will take place from 19-23 June 2017. Venue of the school is DESY, Hamburg.

    The objective of ESI is to teach the basic principles of instrumentation to young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) and engineers, mainly from the EIRO organizations. A fraction of the places will be reserved for particularly talented (PhD) students from outside the EIRO organizations who work on instrumentation topics.

    The participants to the school will be selected by the Organizing Committee from the number of students registered. The deadline for application is 1 May. Participants will be informed about the outcome of their application by 15 May.

  • ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics, bioinformatics and health - Public-private partnerships in open data

    06. – 07. June 2017

    The aim of this Innovation and SME forum is to showcase to companies the free data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR Spain and ELIXIR Europe more generally. It will feature talks from ELIXIR partners on some of the key databases and resources and present examples of innovative companies that are already using public data in their businesses.

    For more information please visit the ELIXIR website.

  • 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.

  • International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD)

    19. May 2017

    ECRIN's 2017 celebration of ICTD will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, 2017. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Data sharing and reuse: attitudes and practices in multinational clinical research’. The aim is to engage with the public, scientific community and decision makers on issues related to (multinational) clinical trials in Europe, and to address issues related to data sharing and re-use in particular.
    For more information visit the ECRIN website.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

  • 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.

  • Call for Sessions: ESOF 2018

    08. March 2017

    ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum), the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, opened the call for scientific sessions for the upcoming meeting Toulouse (France).
    The ESOF dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.

    To find out more about the ESOF 2018 themes and how to submit a proposal, please visit the event website.

  • ELIXIR Innovation & SME Forum: Genomics and Health - Global resources for local Innovation

    27. – 28. February 2017

    The next event of the ELIXIR Innovation & SME Forum is scheduled for February 27-28, 2017 in Helsinki (Finland).

    The forum is aimed at the companies that use public bioinformatics resources in their business and would like to further streamline this process. The event is jointly organized by ELIXIR Finland, ELIXIR Estonia and the ELIXIR Hub and is particularly relevant for large and small companies active in the genomics and health domains.
    For more information visit the ELIXIR website.

  • 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.

  • 5th European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Network meeting

    08. – 09. November 2016

    In collaboration with the European Commission, our partner RI ECRIN organises the 5th European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Network meeting, which will take place in Paris from November 8-9, 2016 at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

    The meeting will bring together representatives from ERICs, national governments and the European Commission, as well as research infrastructures planning on applying for ERIC status.

  • 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

  • Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Training Course by INFRAFRONTIER

    10. – 13. October 2016

    INFRAFRONTIER offers an excellent training opportunity in mouse metabolic phenotyping from October 10-13, 2016 in Munich (Germany).

    The course will be run by the German Mouse Clinic (GMC) based at the Helmholtz Centre Munich and will cover state-of-the-art phenotyping assays used in the energy metabolism, diabetes, clinical chemistry and pathology screens of the GMC.
    All assays are routinely applied in systemic phenotyping projects of the GMC, and in part also in the phenotyping pipeline of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC).

    The course will be run by highly experienced scientists of the GMC, and involve presentations and extensive discussions of assays, experimental design and data analyses.

    More information about contents and registration can be obtained from the INFRAFRONTIER website.

  • 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.

  • ICRI 2016

    03. – 05. October 2016

    The next International Conference on Research Infrastructures will take place October 3-5, 2016 in Cape Town (South Africa).

    Building on the conclusions of previous ICRIs and the ongoing debates on Research Infrastructures in international fora such as the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) and the OECD-Global Science Forum (GSF), a more structured approach to collaboration on global Research Infrastructures will be discussed with the international community, underlining the strategic importance of Research Infrastructures and exploring their role as a tool for Science Diplomacy.

    CORBEL will be one of the exhibitors at the ICRI meeting (booth #25), providing information not only about CORBEL, but also about all participating research infrastructures. More details soon...

    More information are available via the conference website.

  • Europe Biobank Week

    13. – 16. September 2016

    CORBEL partner BBMRI-ERIC, together with ESBB (the European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking), organises the first Europe Biobank Week taking place September 13-16, 2016 in Vienna (Austria).

    More information about the Europe Biobank Week can be obtained from its website.

  • EMBRIC 1st General Assembly

    13. – 14. September 2016

    On September 13-14, 2016 the cluster project EMBRIC holds its 1st General Assembly at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dorn in Naples (Italy).

    The coordinators of the currently existing cluster projects EMBRIC, CORBEL and ENVRIplus will use this opportunity to meet and discuss potential synergies between the projects.

    More information about the General Assembly can be obtained from the EMBRIC website.

  • 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

    More details are available from the university website.

  • 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.

  • BIO 2016

    06. – 09. June 2016

    The 2016 BIO International Convention takes place June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco (CA, USA).

    At their exhibition booth (#529) CORBEL partner EATRIS informs not only about translational medicine, but also provides information material about CORBEL and participating research infrastructures.

    Looking forward to meet you there...

  • International Clinical Trials Day 2016

    20. May 2016

    This years' event, taking place May 20, 2016 in Prague (Czech Republic) is organised by ECRIN and CZECRIN in cooperation with the Czech Committee on Health and Social Policy.

    The meeting aims to increase awareness of ECRIN and its Czech national scientific partner (CZECRIN) and to address issues related to personalised medicine and multinational clinical trials.

    The event will bring together around 150 researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders from around the globe. Presentations and roundtables will address the meaning of personalised medicine; the development of personalised medicine within child oncology; patient, scientific, regulatory and industry perspectives; methodological, ethical and regulatory challenges; and the future of clinical trials and evidence-based medicine in the era of personalised medicine.

    For more information please visit the ECRIN website.

  • 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…

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