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Important updates: Final Meeting moved to Brussels, plus new webinars

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NEW LOCATION: CORBEL Final Meeting & EOSC-Life AGM in Brussels

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.

We would ask you therefore to please state whether or not you will attend by FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY via this new Evenbrite page (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 as possible next week! Many thanks for your understanding!

Date: 2 - 3 March, 2020

Venue: BRUSSELS, The Hotel Brussels (

Contact for programme: Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel

Contact for logistics: Dana Cernoskova

The EOSC-Life AGM will take place at the same venue after the CORBEL meeting, from March 3-4


CORBEL WEBINARS in March & April

CORBEL and EOSC-Life are running a webinar series on communication and event organisation. In this series we will discuss event management, course design and delivery, and effective scientific communication. You can watch any of the webinars live or catch up on the recordings. However, 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 here.

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.


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

CORBEL and EOSC-Life are organising 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 subsequent viewing.

Date: 12 March 2020. Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET

More information & Register online


WEBINAR: Practical Tips for Stepping Up Your Science Communications

The series continues with a panel discussion between Caitlin Ahern (BBMRI-ERIC), Katri Ahlgren (ICOS ERIC) and Luiza Fundatureanu (ZN Consulting), and Stefan Swift (ESS).

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.

Please note that all webinars are recorded and available for viewing.

Date: 19 March 2020. Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CET

More information & Register online.


WEBINAR: Best practice in training and communication

This is the last webinar of the series on community engagement 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 email them to Marta Lloret ( In this way, we can discuss the most interesting topics for you.
You should attend or watch the 3 previous webinars of the series to get the most out of this one. Note that this webinar will not be available for posterior viewing

Date: 27 March 2020. Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET.

More information & Register Online.


RESCHEDULED WEBINAR: The BBMRI ELSI Services across the Nodes & BMS RIs

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 servicing 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 (Plase note that this webinar was postponed from 25th February)

More information & Register Online.

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

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