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 later viewing.

Please contact Vera Matser if you would like to suggest a topic or speaker for a future webinar.

Upcoming webinars

Supporting European Research: Communicating the Value of Life Science RIs in Times of Crisis and Beyond

CORBEL presents its final webinar, this time with guest speaker Bogi Eliasen from the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). More...

Past webinars

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The BBMRI ELSI Services across the Nodes & BMS RIs

21 April 2020 - 15:30 CET

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 (1) The ELSI Knowledge Base, an open-access resource platform, containing practical knowledge and information on relevant ELSI topics, (2) The Ethics Check, a support service for researchers who are applying for H2020 research projects or similar, (3) The ELSI Policy Monitoring, following relevant policy and regulatory developments at European level. More...

Engaging with your community through events and training

CORBEL and EOSC-Life are running a webinar series on communication and event organisation. In this series we will discuss about event management, course design and delivery, and effective scientific communication.More..

Course design and delivery: guidance and tips for impactful training

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. More...

Data-integration platform for cancer research: cBioPortal demo

The CORBEL webinar series continues with a presentation by Noriko A. Cassman, from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI).More..

Practical Tips for Stepping Up Your Science Communications

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. More..

How to make your event successful and eligible for EU funding: Event management for Research Infrastructures

3 December 2019 - 15:30 CET

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. 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. More...

Towards a GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research: where are we today?

19 June 2019 - 14:30 CEST

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 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. More...

Genomics and clinical data at your fingertips with open-source software: tranSMART & cBioPortal

4 June 2019 - 15:30 CEST

The CORBEL webinar series continues 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. More...

A Basic Introduction to Bioimage Analysis

11 April 2019 - 15:30 CEST

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. More...

BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Services for basic and applied research on human specimens

6 December 2018 - 15:30 CET

Increasing demand and the use of high-quality samples, data and services place biobanks at the center of basic and applied research. The BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Service (BBMRI.QM) is designed to help biobanks and researchers meet the highest quality standards for their research and meet the needs of their clients. This webinar will give you an insight into the service portfolio of BBMRI.QM and an overview of relevant European and international standards useful for research on human specimens. More...

West-Life: Lessons learnt from developing a virtual research environment

23 October 2018 - 15:30 CEST

The West-Life project is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission to provide data processing and data management services for structural biology, in particular to support integrative methods. It has developed important enhancements to existing web services for structure solution and analysis, new pipelines to link these services into more complex higher-level workflows, and new data management facilities. Through this work it has made the benefits of European e-Infrastructures more accessible to life-science researchers in general and structural biologists in particular. The presentation will discuss some lessons learned along the way. More...

The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk – Personalising ELSI Support

10 July 2018 - 15:30 CEST

The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk is a personalised support service assisting researchers with any ethical, legal and societal questions they may have in the context of research projects. By sharing expertise, the Helpdesk assists researchers in navigating their way through the ethical and legal landscape, offering guidance on topics that are crucial in biobanking, such as informed consent and data protection, in order to promote compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice principles. This webinar is for you if you are interested in finding out more about the ELSI Helpdesk, how it works and what’s happening behind the scenes and screens, as well as the future trajectory of the service. More...

Status Update on the Code of Conduct for Health Research Initiative

5 June 2018 - 15:30 CEST

The EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018, with direct effect in the EC Member States. In its Article 40, it specifies that the Commission encourages “the drawing up of codes of conduct intended to contribute to the proper application of this Regulation, taking account of the specific features of the various processing sectors and the specific needs of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.” The BBMRI-ERIC led Code of Conduct for Health Research initiative is committed to such a code, i.e. aiming at contributing to the proper application of the regulation. The aim of the webinar is to present the initiative and give an update on current achievements. A first section of the code will be released soon for comments, a public consultation of the full code will expectantly start in late 2018. More...

Quality Management in distributed Research Infrastructures

22 May 2018 - 15:30 CEST

Quality Management enables organisations to deliver value by fulfilling the needs and expectations of relevant interested parties. Research infrastructures are user and service oriented organisations, hence quality management systems can help them to identify quality objectives and to identify the processes and resources required to meet them. This webinar will address some of the specific requirements and challenges for implementing quality management systems in distributed research infrastructures. More...

Single sign-on for Life Science services

17 April 2018 - 14:30 CET

CORBEL WP5 has specified Life Science AAI, a common service for authenticating researchers and helping the Life Science services to manage their access rights. The Life Science AAI relieves the relying services of managing the researchers’ user accounts and reduces the number of login credentials researchers need in their work. During the winter, the Life Science AAI has been deployed for a pilot in the e-infrastructure coordinated AARC2 project. The webinar will present the Life Science AAI, the pilot and the future plans. More...

Data sharing and reuse from clinical trials: principles and recommendations

27 February 2018 - 15:30 CET

Transparency and access to research data is a key feature of modern research policy, impacting data quality and the robustness of results, and allowing the optimal use of data generated by research projects. ECRIN will introduce a consensus document listing clear, broadly based and pragmatic recommendations supporting the sharing and reuse of individual-participant data from clinical trials. More...

Lightweight Service Management for Research Infrastructures: FitSM Approach

6 February 2018 - 15.30 CET

To meet customer needs and provide valuable services, it is important to maintain a high quality of service, which requires a well-structured approach to how the service is managed. This one hour webinar will provide a clear-cut view of how service management, and the lightweight approach provided by the FitSM standard, is suitable for distributed, federated and research services. More...



ARIA - Powering your access management from the cloud

16 January 2018 - 15:30 CET

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. More...



User Experience Design for more user-friendly applications

27 June 2017 - 15:30 CET

Interested in learning how User Experience (UX) design can help you meet your goals? What are the quick wins for knowing your users, designing with your team and getting feedback on your designs? During this webinar we will introduce you to UX design, show how it can be applied and demonstrate how it can make a positive difference. More...



Identifying and Networking with Industry: How to Market Your Research

29 May 2017 - 15:30 CET

The CORBEL webinar series starts with Tim Moser, Kees de Ruig and Nigel Wagstaff from EATRIS-ERIC who will show participants how to identify effective venues for networking with industry and what to expect from the process of interacting with industry. Participants who are seeking industrial or investor funding to advance their innovations are especially encouraged to attend. More... 



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