CORBEL Catalogue of Services

Why do we need a Catalogue of Services?

Currently there are 13 biological and medical sciences Research Infrastructures (RIs) in Europe, all of them working jointly together in CORBEL towards offering shared services for life-science.
All RIs offer services, i.e. researchers from academia and industry can access their facilities, technologies and expertise. Services can simply be consultation, access to experts, but also access to data and biological samples, use of data analysis tools, access to facilities (e.g. highly specialised microscopes) plus support from technicians and much more.

The CORBEL Catalogue of Services is the first tool to list the main services of all these RIs at a glance and it aims to facilitate the utilisation of RI services by researchers from all over the world.

The Catalogue of Services as displayed below aims to provide you a basic overview on existing services within distinct thematic fields.
You can either use the Catalogue of Services to identify a single RI to help you with your work or you can create your own CORBEL service pipelines, i.e. using several RIs subsequently.

Examples of service pipelines are provided here. 

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AnaEE (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems) is a European research infrastructure which brings together a series of state-of-the-art experimental and analytical platforms for ecosystem research throughout Europe. By linking these platforms to modelling approaches, AnaEE advances our understanding of the environmental impacts of ongoing global change, and fosters adaptation and mitigation strategies for safeguarding ecosystem services and their economic and societal benefits.

Services provided


At the core of the AnaEE approach are the ditributed experimental facilities that are able to impose global change drivers to quantify the role of each of these drivers of change, and to identify their interactions. These platforms have state of the art instrumentation and have the capacity to perform at least 2 environmental pressures.

  1. Experimentation on terrestrial ecosystems (open-air) Open-air platforms have been designed to host mid to long-term experiments that last from one year to  decades to decipher long-term trends and slow processes.
  2. Experimentation on terrestrial ecosystems (enclosed) AnaEE enclosed platforms need to comprise at least 12 individually controllable exposure units, in order to be able to fully cross at least two environmental pressures in a two-by-two factorial design with three replicates. The most advanced category of such platforms are Ecotrons, equipped to measure multiple ecosystem processes in those exposure units in real-time and in an automated fashion, thus allowing continuous tracking of the ecosystem responses to the imposed pressures, or gradient of pressures (e.g. greenhouse gas absorption and emission in photosynthesis and respiration, evapotranspiration).
  3. Experimentation on freshwater aquatic ecosystems (mesocosms) AnaEE offers access to open-air and enclosed platforms dedicated to research on aquatic ecosystems, especially on freshwater ecosystems. AnaEE offers access to mesocosms which allow to conduct enclosed experimentation on large volumes of natural water and permit to measure the effects of multiple stressors and drivers on the aquatic ecosystems.
  4. Analytical services in support of experimentation Analytical services are facilities that provide a common support to experimentation in AnaEE and include: aerial facilities (drones, airplanes) for remote measurements; large mobile platforms for in-situ measurements; highly specialized laboratories for specific measurements (omics, microbiology, etc.); process based imaging methods (MRI, NMR, Raman spectroscopy, etc.).
  5. Modelling platform service AnaEE offers access to models that can be used for the interpretation of experimental data, notably in conjunction with other sources of data, and also to assess the quality of the data. Models offered by the AnaEE Data and Modelling Centre (DMC) are open.
  6. Data access service AnaEE offer virtual open access to the data acquired in its facilities, either background data taken by the facility as part of its day-to-day tasks, or from specific experimental data (open after an embargo period). The data offered by the AnaEE Data and Modelling Centre is open and compliant with FAIR standards.





Prices depend on the nature of the service and are available upon request.

Access modes

Access can be physical, remote or virtual, depending on the type of service requested.&nbsp

Why work with us

With AnaEE, researchers can conduct experimental research in a wide range of ecosystems throughout Europe (including overseas) and combine it with analytical and modelling services.&nbsp

Countries involved




Contact person(s): Michael O'Donohue

IBISBA is a European infrastructure that uniquely produces translational R&D&I services to an international community of industrial biotechnology stakeholders.


IBISBA simplifies access to advanced multidisciplinary services that accelerate end-to-end bioprocess development and contributes to the delivery of low carbon, low environmental footprint technologies for a wide variety of market sectors.

Services provided

1.1- Automated library generation
1.2- Automated protein expression
1.3- Automated enzyme screening
1.4- Computational gene sequence search and selection
1.5- Enzyme/Protein engineering
1.6- Enzyme/Protein discovery
1.7- Functional characterization of proteins
1.8- Computational genome annotation and mining
2.1- Automated strain construction
2.2- High throughput phenotypic screening
2.3- Metabolic reconstruction & Phenotype modelling
2.4- Exploratory cultivation in bioreactors
2.5- Rational strain engineering
3.1- Computational Pathway Design
3.2- Conceptual process flowsheet modelling
3.3- Integrated bioprocess development and optimization
3.4- Downstream Processing
3.5- Development of enzyme-catalyzed processes
3.6- Scale-up with algae
3.7- Scale-up with bacteria
3.8- Scale-up with filamentous fungi
3.9- Scale up with membrane bioreactors
3.10- Scale-up with yeasts
3.11- Scale-up with plant cells
4.1- 13C Fluxomics
4.2- Proteomics, interatomics and peptidomics
4.3- Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy for Single Molecule Studies
4.4- Metagenomics and metabarcoding
4.5- High throughput genome sequencing & transcriptomics
4.6- Biomass compositional analysis
4.7- Metabolomics and metabolite analytics
5.1- Techno-economic assessments
5.2- Value chain analysis


Access can be subsidised for selected users who apply for Transnational Access Calls. All costs can be covered, depending on funds availability and project quality. Co-funding (user financial participation) can be requested in case user projects exceed the subsidy ceiling fixed by the IBISBA's TNA programme. Alternatively, access can be paid and the costs depend on the type of services requested.
For futher information, please contact us.

Access modes

Access can be on-site, remote (mail-in samples) or virtual (digital tools).
Europe-wide access to integrated platforms operating multidisciplinary services is currently under development and clients will benefit from a single-entry point to the IBISBA R&D services.
Two types of access will be offered:
Collaborative R&D Services: Services that involve beyond state-of-the-art research and development activities that move science/technology along the pathway to innovation. For these services, IBISBA guarantees work quality, but not results.
Standard Integrated Services: Propose state-of-the-art, standardised services with a guarantee of the quality of results.

Why work with us

Researchers across the private and public sectors will benefit from single access to best-in-class faciliities and capabilities processing unique know-how and operational excellence across Europe, thus reducing regional and national inequalities. Finding a comprehensive service offer no longer requires endless, multi-contact searchers. IBISBA will work with users to identify the right combination of services to suit their R&D needs.

Countries involved


Please note: Most of the RIs are constantly developing their portfolio of services, so if you do not find the service/tool you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact the RI and ask for it!