Catalogue of Services

What do LS RIs offer the life science community?

The 13 European Life Science Research Infrastructures (LS RIs) have the mission to support cutting-edge science by offering access to their resources and services to European scientists from academia and industry.

Resources and 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.

Some of these services are even free to use for institutions location in the RI's member states. 


The Catalogue of Services, which has been developed within the CORBEL project, is the first tool to list the main services of all LS 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 a service pipeline, i.e. using several RIs simultaneously.

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Contact person(s): Dr. Claudia Alen Amaro, Coordinator Head of Operations

Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European research infrastructure in structural biology, making high-end technologies and methods available to scientists. Access is provided free for academic scientists at Instruct centres and includes expert support.

Services provided

Services offered by Instruct include

  • Sample Preparation: Crystallisation, Nanobody Discovery, Protein Production;
  • Biomolecular Analysis: Imaging, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Biophysics;
  • 3D Structural Analysis: Electron Microscopy, Magnetic Resonance Techniques, X-ray Techniques;
  • Compuational Services for Structural Biology: Bioinformatics Tools, Integrative Modelling, Crystallography, Electron Microscopy, NMR


Free for academic users; on service-basis for commercial use (user access is on a fee for service basis; no obligation to disclose or publish data).
Users can apply for travel and accommodation costs where a physical visit to an Instruct facility is required.
For further information please contact us.

Access modes

Depending on the requested service, access can be on-site, remote, or mail-in sample.

For further information please contact us.

Why work with us

Instruct is at the cutting edge of new technologies: automation, remote access, new detector methods, advanced imaging. Access to Instruct-ERIC infrastructure can help advance your research - more than 1200 peer-reviewed scientific publications acknowledge Instruct.

Countries involved



Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European research infrastructure in structural biology, making high-end technologies and methods available to users from Instruct member countries. Users are given access to highly specialised instruments, with on-site expertise to help them gain the best results for their projects.

Structural biology is one of the key frameworks on which we interpret molecular and cellular functions. The main experimental technologies are complementary, and increasingly link detailed atomic structure with cellular context. Structural biology is currently in the middle of a revolution enabled by significant advances in the tools and technologies available (direct electron detectors in EM, advances in synchrotron sources and detectors, XFELs, ultra-high field NMR, super-resolution cryo-light microscopy).

General contact


Contact person(s): Claudia Alén Amaro

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!

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654248 and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement number 824087.