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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Contact person(s): Anne-Charlotte Fauvel

EATRIS supports researchers in translating their findings into novel interventions including preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic products up to clinical proof of concept. The infrastructure comprises over 90 leading research institutions in the translational field located in 13 countries across Europe. EATRIS also supports the validation and development of novel tools for precision medicine and translational research in drug development. By providing access to accredited facilities as well as market-oriented expertise, including innovation management, regulatory and health-technology assessment, your validation needs are covered in a one-stop shop.

Services provided

Services offered by EATRIS include

  • support funding applications (Identification of partners for consortium building, assessment of the project plan's impact and innovation potential)
  • translational research facilities and expertise for development of novel biomarkers, diagnostics and therapeutics
  • molecular, functional & hybrid imaging technologies, preclinical models, samples, patient cohorts, GMP manufacturing
  • regulatory and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) expertise
  • advice on intellectual property issues and industry partnering strategy (innovation management)

Costs are calculated on a case by case basis depending on the service required; some services can also be provided as part of funding proposals with EATRIS joining consortia as partner or subcontractor.
For further information please contact us.

Access modes

Services performed can be offered either centrally by the coordination and support team based in Amsterdam or remotely by the EATRIS institutions.

Why to work with us

Translating novel biology insights into effective interventions or medical applications is a highly complex process. It requires significant dedicated expertise, facilities and resources. We believe in your medical innovation and we want to support you by bringing together the multi-disciplinary expertise and infrastructure required for optimising your translational trajectory. Working with EATRIS gives greater confidence in the translational feasibility of your project and its impact.

Countries involved




Contact person(s): application, biological imaging, medical imaging

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) provides open physical user access to a broad range of state-of-the-art imaging technologies for life scientists in Europe and beyond. In the future, it also will offer image data support and training for infrastructure users and providers and continuously evaluate and include new imaging technologies to ensure cutting-edge services in a sustainable manner.

Through Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), researchers can have access to imaging instruments, receive expert technical assistance and support both with project planning and during project execution. In the future, EuBI will offer image data support and training for infrastructure users and providers. Since May 2016, EuBI has opened its doors to the scientific community with the start of Interim Operation. This means that all researchers at any stage of their career can now request access to 36 imaging technologies hosted at 28 EuBI Node Candidates (specialized imaging facilities hosting the technology and expertise) located in 11 European countries and at EMBL.

Services provided

Please visit the EuBI Web Access Portal for more information about the offered imaging technologies as listed below:

  • biological Imaging: Laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM / CLSM), Spinning disc confocal microscopy (SDCM), Deconvolution widefield microscopy, Multiphoton microscopy systems, Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF), Fourier transform infrared imaging (FTIR)
  • super resolution microscopy: Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED), Photo activated localization microscopy (PALM), Stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM), Reversible saturable optical fluorescence transitions (RESOLFT), Ground state depletion microscopy (GSD) / Ground state depletion microscopy followed by individual molecule return (GSDIM), 4Pi microscopy
  • functional imaging: Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), Fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS), Fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), Raman spectroscopy, High-throughput microscopy, Electron microscopy, Correlative light electron microscopy (CLEM)
  • mesoscopic imaging: Objective-coupled planar illumination (OCPI), Selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM), Optical projection tomography (OPT), Digital scanned laser light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (DSLM)
  • multi-modal molecular imaging: (Micro)-PET, (Micro)-SPECT, (Micro)-MRI/MRS, (Micro)-CT, (Micro)-US, (Micro)-PET/CT, (Micro)SPECT/CT, Optical imaging
    Note: The "micro" prefix in brackets before the name of a technology, e.g. (micro)-MRI, indicates that imaging equipment and set-up optimized for both large and small animals are available.
  • medical imaging: High-Field MRI, Phase contrast imaging, Multimodal Imaging (MRI-PET), Population Imaging
  • data management

The access fees for each visit are individually discussed and agreed upon directly between the EuBI user and the respective EuBI Node Candidate as part of the pre-visit discussion during the project planning phase. Thereby, the user is fully informed and aware of all costs that will arise related to the access to a EuBI Node Candidate. The EuBI Hub Candidates, taking care of all administrative work in EuBI, do not charge any costs to the users!
EuBI users can be supported by funded access programs such as iNEXT. Further funding opportunities will be announced on the website.

Access modes

EuBI offers open access to its technology portfolio, which is put in place using a selection procedure based on scientific soundness and technical feasibility of the project. In most cases, scientists visit the requested Node Candidate to perform their experiments on-site, being supported throughout their project by expert technical staff. Access to the Image Data Resource is remote and online via the EuBI website and directly.

Why to work with us

For many researchers coming from various scientific fields, access to high-end imaging technologies is a big plus and provides substantial advantage for their research. Life-cell imaging, electron microscopy and medical imaging, multi-modal molecular imaging, high-throughput or super-resolution microscopy – there are plenty of technologies at Euro-BioImaging that can be exploited.
After a simple and straightforward application process, your project proposal is evaluated based on its scientific merit and its technical feasibility. After approximately three weeks, you will receive the result of this evaluation process, and, if successful, you are invited to immediately start planning your visit to your requested imaging facility – the so called EuBI Node Candidate - together with highly trained staff working in this facility. Throughout all project phases, from the planning to the execution and the data analysis, you can profit from the expert support provided by the Node Candidates.

Countries involved

Member countries in the Interim Board: AT, BE, BG, CZ, ES, FI, FR, HU, IL, IT, NL, NO, PL, PT, SK, UK, EMBL

Observer: DK, DFG (representing the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany), SE

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!