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News from the Life Science RIs

What is going on in the world of Life Science Research Infrastructures? Read our news to stay updated! 

Latest News

  • 2020-09-03

    Jens Habermann appointed Director General of BBMRI-ERIC

    The Assembly of Members of BBMRI-ERIC, the European Research Infrastructure for biobanking and biomolecular resources, appointed Professor Jens K. Habermann as new Director General. The distinguished scientist, clinician and recognized expert in biobanking, translational cancer research and human genetics takes office in Graz on September 1st, 2020. He succeeds Erik Steinfelder, who served as Director General of BBMRI-ERIC from August 2017 to January 2020.

    Prof. Habermann is currently President of ESBB (European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking) and holds three positions at the University of Lübeck and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein: he is Head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Biobanking-Lübeck, Head of the Section for Translational Surgical Oncology and Biobanking, and he works clinically as specialist in human genetics. In the official and public interest, the University of Lübeck and the State Government of Schleswig-Holstein generously grant Prof. Habermann leave of absence for his full-time appointment at BBMRI-ERIC. However, he resigned from his clinical positions in order to take on his new position at BBMRI-ERIC.

    Read more here

  • 2020-08-17

    Several LS RIs submit response to Public Consultation on common European data spaces

    On 31 July 2020, several Life Science Research Infrastructures, together with European patients associations, submitted a joint response to a public consultation on common European data spaces. 

    The response is entitled Facilitating health research and protecting citizens’ rights: Life science research infrastructures and patient advocates joint reply to the “Legislative framework for the governance of common European data spaces” and argues that the success of European data spaces will depend on how well the European Commission can "integrate and interconnect the expertise, tools, research infrastructures and networks already in place".

    By involving Life Science Research Infrastructures early on in the process, the long-term sustainability of the desired policy options can be ensured. 

    Read the full response here

     

     

  • 2020-07-16

    Third animation from CORBEL released on COVID-19-applicable services and technologies from LS RIs

    Now, more than ever, biomedical research needs to be done with speed, efficiency, and high-quality standards in order to help patients effectively fight diseases like COVID-19. But too often, researchers find themselves without enough time, resources, access to facilities, or knowledge of recommended standards to successfully complete their research. 

    That’s exactly where European Life Science Research Infrastructures, which collaborate within CORBEL and EOSC-Life, can help.

    The LS RIs provide access to high-end facilities and services for biological and medical research – from human samples to mouse models, imaging technologies to chemical screening and data analysis. Plus, we can advise on ethical, legal and societal issues in biomedical research. This video presents 10 services of the European Life Science Research Infrastructures that can be used to advance research on coronavirus and other diseases. Find out more here

     

    View the video here

     

    This video was commissioned by BBMRI-ERIC within the CORBEL project. 

  • 2020-07-02

    Second CORBEL animation on the Life Science Research Infrastructures now online

    The second animated video on how the Life Science Research Infrastructures serve the research community is featured on the “About” section of the sustainable LS RI website: https://lifescience-ri.eu/about.html as well as on YouTube.

    In this video the focus is on RIs as such, how we operate individually and collectively across Europe, and in which areas we can offer expertise, creating a powerful impact on the European research landscape.

    We invite you all to make use of the videos, spread them widely across your own community, integrate them on your websites, use them at the next booth you organize, tweet and re-tweet them, put them on LinkedIn, and include them in your newsletters. Enjoy!

  • 2020-06-15

    EMPHASIS 6th and Final Call for Transnational Access

    EMPHASIS

    6th and Final Call for Transnational Access

    Application deadline: 26 October 2020

    The EPPN2020 provides researchers from academia and industry with access to 31 phenotyping facilities in Europe. The facilities can be used for experiments with either scientific or technological objectives. EPPN2020 launchs calls for access, open to European groups and (to a limited extent) to groups from emerging countries or international research centers.

    Selected users obtain full support to perform the proposed experiments including:

    • Free access for eligible user groups to research facilities
    • Support for travel and accommodation
    • On-site logistic support by the infrastructure staff
    • Access to knowledge and know-how at the research infrastructures necessary to complete the proposed experimental work

    For more information on available facilities, rules for access, and application forms, please visit the EPPN2020 page.

  • 2020-06-10

    EASI-Genomics Extraordinary COVID-19 related Call

    Proposal submission deadlines: 30.06.2020 20:00 CEST
    Notification to applicants: at the latest by 15.07.2020
    Start of projects: before 31.08.2020
    Proposals will be evaluated continuously starting from 31.05.2020 and initiated upon acceptance.

    In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, EASI-Genomics is taking the measure to issue an extraordinary call. EASI-Genomics invites external users to apply for access with proposals related to the COVID-19 epidemic for a total budget of 0.5 million €. The Transnational Access rule that applied to EASI-Genomics’ previous calls will exceptionally be waived. However, EASI-Genomics will endeavor to achieve balanced access to services across all EU countries for each EASI-Genomics facility in the overall selection process.

    This Extraordinary EASI-Genomics call will focus on whole-genome (short- and/or long-read), whole exome and RNA sequencing of human patients from low-risk populations with severe forms of SARS-Cov-2 infection that have experienced adverse reactions or fatal outcomes. Hence samples from individuals below 50 years of age, with no underlying evident co-morbidities prior to the infection such as diabetes, hypertension, and overweight will be considered in this call (e.g. fasting blood sugar level < 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L), blood pressure < 120/80mmHg, Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 30). Clinical description according to GeCo - COVID-19 phenotype definition should be available for the patients to be included.

    Read the rest of the call here.

  • 2020-06-10

    First CORBEL Animation on LS RI User Stories Online

    CORBEL has released the first in a series of animated videos on the benefits of working with Life Science Research Infrastructures. 

     

    "European Life Science Research Infrastructures: How Users Advance their Research Projects" takes a look at ways our Open Call users took advantage of cutting-edge technologies from CORBEL Research Infrastructures like Euro-BioImaging, ISBE and BBMRI to make discoveries in their research fields. 

     

    We hope this video serves as inspiration to future potential users to get in touch with the LS RIs and find out how we can help you! 

     

    Frauke Leitner (Euro-BioImaging) and Sonja Hansen (MDC) drafted this video within WP4 using BIOCOM to design and animate the videos. We encourage our partners to share it widely!

  • 2020-06-05

    ERINHA SPECIAL FREE OF CHARGE SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS CALL

    Apply Now!

    Proposals submission deadline for priority access: 22 June 2020

     

    European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA) extends its commitment to the current scientific effort by launching a call for proposals fully dedicated to COVID 19 / SARS CoV 2 research.

    With the support of the EU funded H2020 project ERINHA-Advance, ERINHA will offer the selected scientists and their projects free of charge transnational access (TNA) to its cutting edge high containment and complementary facilities. The selection of the projects will be based on peer review & scientific merit through fast track evaluation.

    Applications must fall into one of the following scientific sections listed below

    - SECTION 1: Diagnosis tools & Immunological Tests for COVID 19 / SARS CoV 2

    - SECTION 2: Therapeutics against COVID 19 / SARS CoV 2

    - SECTION 3: Vaccines against SARS CoV 2

    - SECTION 4: Process development

    - SECTION 5: Other Tools & Methods related to COVID 19 / SARS CoV 2

     

    Submission deadline: Proposals are recommended to be submitted prior to Monday 22 June, 2020 for priority access. Proposals received after 22 June, 2020 will be evaluated, selected and implemented on a rolling basis. For more information go to ERINHA TNA calls page

    For any question, contact the CCU team

  • 2020-05-06

    JOB VACANCY: Scientific Project Manager

    EMBL is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Scientific Project Manager to join the training team to work on our European funded training projects. Training is a core activity across EMBL-EBI, involving almost every part of the organisation and coordinated by a team of 28 people. The Training Team delivers a world-recognised programme that encompasses face-to-face and online learning, training trainers and secondments. The training team also contributes to several externally funded projects.

    For any further information and to apply, please visit the website here.

  • 2020-04-29

    JOB VACANCY: IT manager at MIRRI

    The Spanish Type Culture Collection – University of Valencia (CECT-UV) is looking for an IT manager for the H2020Projects IS_MIRRI21. For any further information and to apply, please visit the website of the University of Valencia.

  • 2020-04-29

    IBG-2 is hiring a Research scientist in the field of Bioinformatics and Data Management

    The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences Division (IBG-2) is looking to recruit a Research scientist in the field of Bioinformatics and Data Management. IBG-2 is a world leader in plant phenotyping, with excellent knowledge of the dynamic interaction between plants and the environment, combined with technology development, engineering and bioinformatics. The department develops and operates relevant next-generation infrastructure platforms and technologies and makes them available to external users.

    You will be responsible for managing and operating interdisciplinary research projects in the framework of EPPN 2020, EMPHASIS and EOSC-Life aiming at enabling interoperability of plant data in the European scientific community. 

    UPDATE: This vacancy is now closed. 

  • 2020-03-25

    3rd EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting

    As the preparatory project EMPHASIS-PREP will be finalised towards the end of 2020, EMPHASIS progresses in developing its business plan in discussion with national ministries. To this end, EMPHASIS brought together representatives from 14 countries that have expressed interest in supporting the implementation of EMPHASIS in a web-based meeting on 19 February. The participants discussed specific activities required to implement this service organisation, comprising firstly the establishment of the governance supporting service provision and testing parts of the service portfolio. The group plans to meet the next time towards the end of April, following up on this exchange and starting to take concrete decisions towards realising the implementation of EMPHASIS.

     

  • 2020-03-20

    New Life Science RI brochure available

    "For the advancement of science: Working with European Life Science Research Infrastructures" is a new brochure created out of CORBEL to introduce the Life Science RIs, and it is now available. Please click here to download the PDF (4.8 Mb).

    In the brochure, we want to explain why access to services and technologies offered by the RIs, the collaborative work of RIs, and in particular, the creation of common service pipelines are advancing life science research. We would like to feature the RIs in our WP4 impact brochure, which are committed to continue their joint efforts independently of CORBEL, and which have indicated that they willing to set up bilateral collaboration agreements.

    Explore the many advantages of working with Life Science Research Infrastructures! 

  • 2020-03-18

    Photo Competition in Plant Phenotyping

    It’s competition time: EMPHASIS, in collaboration with the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN e.V.) is launching a photo competition in plant phenotyping. EMPHASIS is looking for the best photographs depicting plant phenotyping from any angle. These could include (but are not restricted to) photographs of researchers, phenotyping facility, equipment, plants, experimental images or artistic interpretations of the topic. Everyone is welcome to participate. Find out more on the EMPHASIS website.

  • 2020-03-16

    EOSC-Life Featured in Article on COVID-19 and the EOSC

    The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will accelerate research to address future global challenges such as COVID-19.

     

    Niklas Blomberg, coordinator of CORBEL and EOSC-Life, was featured in an article highlighting the need for the EOSC to address global health crises such as Coronavirus.

    As we collaborate to build the EOSC, a few use cases are already showing the potential benefit of the EOSC to global health.

    Blomberg argues that open science allows faster, more efficient research, which he has experienced first-hand while collaborating with ELIXIR-Belgium and de.NBI/ELIXIR-Germany on an initiative addressing COVID-19.

    “Open data and open reproducible workflow also allow European scientists to collaborate globally,” says Blomberg. “Our recent collaboration on COVID-19 genomes is a great example: four teams – two European, one in Australia, one in US work together to make reproducible workflows openly available to scientists globally.”

    “This is the core of EOSC – fast, open access to as wide a pool of data and tools as possible for scientific collaborations.” EOSC-Life is one of the EOSC projects accelerating open science through open data, open reproducible tools and workflows in the life sciences field.

    Read the full article here.

    Credits for image EOSCsecretariat

  • 2020-03-06

    POSTPONED - Sample preparation and multiscale imaging of plankton

    UPDATE! This workshop has been postponed. New date TBA. 

    Registration is now open for the workshop The Sample Preparation and Multiscale Imaging of Plankton workshop, held at Villefranche-sur-Mer from May 27th to May 29th, 2020. The workshop is organized by Euro-BIoImaing and EMBRC and contains practical demos and lectures and will allow participants to exchange about on-field sample preparation and discuss new strategies to prepare and observe cells at the nanoscale level using different imaging platforms.

    Please note that the registration deadline is 31st March.

    Any further information and the registration form is to be found on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sample-preparation-and-multiscale-imaging-of-plankton-tickets-92710506621

    Copyright for the plankton image: Decelle/Sardet/CNRS

News Archive

  • 2020-04-16

    Wanted: Speaker for webinar Communicating your RI during COVID-19

    CORBEL is looking for a webinar speaker available at the end of April/early May. The webinar has a working title “Communicating your RI during COVID-19” and will be aimed at communications managers and officers as well as other team members from RIs and their networks. As many RIs and their nodes are shifting focus to COVID-19 research at this time, communications teams are interested in:

    • Communicating the importance of European coordination in research to solve global problems, framing where their RI fits into this landscape (through press releases, social media contents or other suitable channels)
    • Promoting other research activities of their networks when much seems irrelevant to the public at the moment

    The webinar will be run as hands-on as possible and the speaker should be available to provide feedback on communication strategies (e.g. press releases or tweets composed) for a few days after the webinar.

    Previous CORBEL webinars can be found here: https://www.corbel-project.eu/webinars.html

    Please submit a brief message of interest and price quote to caitlin.ahern(at)bbmri-eric.eu by 17 April.

  • 2020-04-15

    Job vacancy: Analytical Chemist

    EU-OPENSCREEN is looking for an Analytical Chemist for the head office in Berlin, Germany.

     

    Responsibilities

    - LC-MS analysis of chemical compound for determination of identity and purity

    - Characterization of physical-chemical properties of chemical compounds a with a multimode plate reader

    - Support in running the compound management facility (processing samples with liquid handler)

    Requirements

    - Master´s degree (MSc or equivalent) in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or equivalent.

    - At least 2 years’ experience with LC-MS and other analytical methods (NMR). Experience in developing analytical methods, analysis of MS spectra and troubleshooting.

    - Good laboratory practice and ability to work and to think independently. Good IT knowledge (LC/MS analytical software, chemistry software, MS Office etc.).

    - Team spirit.

    - Previous experience with liquid handlers, compound management, and programming is a plus.

    - Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of at least one additional European language is a plus.

    The position will initially be available for two years. Interested candidates should submit their updated CV with supporting documents and a motivational letter to jobs(at)eu-openscreen.eu. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. More information about the role can be obtained from wolfgang.fecke(at)eu-openscreen.eu, +49 30 9489 2420.

  • 2020-04-15

    New date for webinar Best practice in training and communication

    CORBEL and EOSC-Life organize the webinar series "Engaging with your community through events and training". The date has been set for the last webinar of the series, which will be an interactive discussion where you can ask questions and get tips about your training events and communication.

    Date: April 23 2020, 14:00-15:00 CEST

    Speakers will be Sarah Morgan from EMBL-EBI, and Caitlin Ahern from BBMRI-ERIC.

    You should attend or watch the 3 previous webinars of the series if you want to attend this one. For more information on this webinar please visit the webinar section, and to register for this webinar please click here.

  • 2020-04-08

    Webinar: 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.

    You can pick and choose which webinars you are interested in, and watch them live or catch up on the recordings. 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 by using the registration links provided below.

     

    More information and registration on the CORBEL website.

  • 2020-03-16

    Canceled - Workshop: Best practices in Biomedical Public-Private Research Collaborations

    Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk team canceled the best practice workshop on the theme of public-private research collaboration, which was scheduled on 21-22 April 2020 in Riga, Latvia. Any further information on this workshop or the possibility of rescheduling will be send out as soon as possible. Fur more information please visit the website.

  • 2020-03-10

    Bioactive compounds part of EU-OPENSCREEN compound library

    Bioactive compounds are now part of EU-OPENSCREEN compound library. The bioactive compounds were selected from compounds contained in the Probes & Drugs portal, an up-to-date public resource for high-quality chemical tools. The bioactives’ library was designed with a strategy to cover wide target space, prioritizing selective, potent compounds. The final bioactives’ library of ~2,400 compounds covers almost 2,000 protein targets, containing several hundred compounds labeled as chemical probes and approved drugs.

    EU-OPENSCREEN is ready to welcome compound donations from chemists to be included into the jointly used EU-OPENSCREEN compound collection. The donated compounds will be screened against a wide range of biological assays, thereby delivering extensive information about their biological activities. For more info visit the pages "How to donate your compound" and "Screening of donated compounds" on the EU-OPENSCREEN website.

  • 2020-02-12

    CORBEL Sensitive Data Talk at CPDP International Conference

    The annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) International Conference took place 22-24 January 2020. The event was held at Les Halles de Schaerbeek and Area42 in Brussels and focused on the theme of Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence, paving the way for a thorough discussion on a broad range of ethical, legal and policy issues related to new technologies and data analytics. Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, BBMRI-ERIC Head of ELSI Services & Research, gave a talk within the session "Open Science with Health and Genetic Data: A Contradiction?", mentioning EOSC-Life and CORBEL. The complete presentation can be found here.

  • 2020-02-12

    Marie Curie Alumni meeting cancelled

    The Marie Curie Alumni meeting on March 28-29 in Zagreb was just cancelled. Please visit the website for any further information: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/2020-conference/home.

  • 2019-11-28

    Workshop: Best practices in Biomedical Public-Private Research Collaborations - Registration now open

    Registration is now open for a best practice workshop on the theme of public-private research collaboration (13-14 February 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal), organised by the CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk team.

    This 2-day event will focus on all relevant aspects of setting up such collaborations, from initial contacts through planning and negotiation to completion of legal agreements and project implementation. In addition to plenary lectures covering various aspects there will be a use case for participants to work on in teams. The workshop is aimed primarily at representatives of research infrastructures and academic institutions who are or expect to be involved in the organization and implementation of such collaborative research programmes. More information, the registration link and the agenda can be found here.

  • 2019-11-15

    Second Call for Proposals for Transnational Access Projects at EASI-Genomics

    EASI-Genomics (European Advanced infraStructure for Innovative Genomics) has opened a second call for transnational access projects: 

    Timeline: 

    Call open: 15.10.2019 8:00 CET 
    Proposal submission deadlines: 01.12.2019 20:00 CET 
    Notification to applicants: by 01.04.2020 
    Start of projects: latest 6 months after notification  

    EASI-Genomics is a European Genomics Infrastructure Horizon 2020 project. This novel infrastructure  supports researchers in next-generation sequencing and other high-end genomics applications and  genomic data analysis. The infrastructure is open to academic researchers, research groups and scientific  institutions. Projects from industry, including SMEs can be supported. Throughout four calls for access,  EASI-Genomics will provide support to more than 150 projects for a total budget of 6 million € over the  next four years. The first call for access awarded 32 projects for a total budget of 1.5 million €. The rules  of the European Commission only allow Transnational Access; applicants will not be granted access to a  facility that is in their home country. 

    EASI-Genomics will support integrative projects covering expertise that is not available at the applicants’  home institution sites including high-throughput and cutting-edge sequencing, complex bioinformatic  analysis and possibly DNA extraction (e.g. ancient DNA). Of note, EASI-Genomics can also provide support  for data analysis for already existing data sets. In this case, applicants should describe available data  including sequencing technology used to generate it and the objective of the analysis. Costs of external  user projects for consumables, computation and for personnel required at the facilities will be covered by  EASI-Genomics.  

    EASI-Genomics invites external users to apply for access by opening several calls for proposals. Interested  users can submit proposals to the 2nd  Call online via the EASI-Genomics website until December 01, 2019, 20:00 CET. Applicants are asked to describe the  objectives of their research and the desired experimental and computational methods required to achieve  these objectives. The objective of the EASI-Genomics Infrastructure is to support projects from study  design, through sequence to data analysis. Projects requesting sequencing support that could be provided  by a commercial sequencing service provider will be viewed less favorably. Eligible proposals will be  evaluated for scientific quality, feasibility, and impact. Proposals will be handled confidentially. EASIGenomics recommends external users to contact the facilities offering the services of interest in order to  discuss the feasibility of the submitted project prior to the submission of the proposal.

    Details on the submission process, eligibility and evaluation criteria, and project implementation can be found at www.easi-genomics.eu 

    More information is available here.

  • 2019-11-15

    Registration open for CORBEL webinar 'Event management for Research Infrastructures'

    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 which may lead to many stressful situations. 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.

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

    Speaker: Dana Cernoskova (Scientifika - events for science)

    Date: 3 December 2019

    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CET

    More informatione is available here.

  • 2019-11-08

    Euro-BioImaging established as an ERIC for state-of-the-art imaging services in biological and biomedical research

    The European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

    Imaging technologies have a central role in driving fundamental research and applied innovations in both biological and biomedical research. These technologies help a very broad user and research community to reach breakthrough biological discoveries and to proceed with translation into innovations in the fields of medicine, diagnostics, drug development, biotechnology, and molecular ecology.

    With its ERIC status, Euro-BioImaging is now legally recognised as a European research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging. Euro-BioImaging offers life scientists open access to imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities, and data management services that they do not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners. All scientists, regardless of affiliation, area of expertise, or field of activity, can benefit from these pan-European open access services. Euro-BioImaging will ensure excellent research and development across the life sciences in Europe. All Euro-BioImaging services are accessible via www.eurobioimaging.eu. Establishment of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC builds on over 10 years of preparatory work with active engagement of 25 national imaging communities, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

    Finland will host the Statutory Seat, the access gateway, and manage the overall coordination of Euro-BioImaging, while EMBL will coordinate access to biological imaging, and Italy will coordinate access to biomedical imaging. EMBL will also coordinate Euro-BioImaging’s data services via the BioImage Archive to store and share imaging data.

    Euro-BioImaging offers state-of-the-art imaging services through its internationally renowned facilities, called Nodes. These Nodes are distributed across Euro-BioImaging’s 15 founding members: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, EMBL, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK. Belgium will participate as an observer.

    Background: the rationale for Euro-BioImaging
    Innovative imaging technologies have revolutionised the life sciences by allowing researchers to visualise and measure a broad spectrum of molecular and cellular processes and events with an accuracy and coverage that have been out of reach until now. For the first time in history, we can visualise the molecular processes of life and the basis of human disease, such as tumorigenesis or Alzheimer’s disease, in living cells and tissues in real time. These technologies allow breakthrough biological discoveries and their translation into medical applications. Imaging technologies are thus the central technology platform driving fundamental research in most disciplines of the life sciences, in both biological and biomedical research. By facilitating user access to high-quality imaging facilities, resources, and services, Euro-BioImaging will boost the productivity and impact of research across Europe. In recognition of this, Euro-BioImaging received Landmark status on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in 2018.

  • 2019-11-08

    Registration is open for ARIA Workshop

    Amsterdam plays host to the next ARIA workshop that will be held on the 25th of February 2020. The workshop will be a series of talks that will give a background to the ARIA software and introduce some of its core features. We will be demonstrating the newly released features around visit and session management, including the financial reporting module developed in collaboration with EU-OPENSCREEN. There will also be an interactive feedback session for feedback and ideas gathering to help shape the future of ARIA. We hope that you will be able to join us at the event, supported by CORBEL and iNEXT with the room provided by the NKI.

    Learn more & register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aria-workshop-corbel-inext-instruct-eric-tickets-78013220643

  • 2019-10-18

    Call for proposals: ERINHA offers access to cutting-edge high containment facilities

    ERINHA, the European research infrastructure on highly pathogenic agents, launched their first call for proposals to offer scientists free of charge transnational access (TNA) to ERINHA’s full catalog of services, including access to cutting edge high containment facilities.

    Deadline: 15 December, 2019

    More information: https://www.erinha.eu/pilot-transnational-access-calls/

  • 2019-10-18

    Vacancy Note: BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Services Officer

    BBMRI-ERIC is looking for an ELSI Services Officer based in Austria to support our ELSI team on ethical, legal and societal issues in biobanking and biomolecular resources. More information: https://buff.ly/2BgtYJm

  • 2019-10-16

    EATRIS webinar series on reproducibility issues in drug development

    The series focusses on reproducibility issues experienced during specific phases of drug development and is developed in close collaboration with other Research Infrastructures (EU-OPENSCREEN, INFRAFRONTIER, BBMRI, ECRIN) and initiatives such as Translation Together. All webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing and include a Q&A session. The first one is scheduled on November 8th between 15.00 -16.00. For more information and registration: https://eatris.eu/insights/webinar-series-quality-reproducibility-issues-drug-development/

    Schedule:

    SESSION 1: NOVEMBER 8th - 15.00 CET
    The Relevance of Reproducibility for Drug Development: An Introduction
    by Anton Ussi (EATRIS), Leonard Freedman (Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research) and Andreas Scherer (FIMM)

    SESSION 2: NOVEMBER 19th – 15:00 CET
    Quality in high-throughput screening
    by Matthew Hall (NIH NCATS) and Wolfgang Fecke (EU-OPENSCREEN)

    SESSION 3: DECEMBER 13th – 14:00 CET
    Reproducibility in preclinical and animal experimentation
    by Björn Gerlach (PAASP) and Michael Raess (INFRAFRONTIER)

    SESSION 4: DECEMBER 17th – 14:00 CET
    Preanalytical validation and quality systems in biobanking
    by Monica Marchese (IBBL) and Andrea Wutte (BBMRI-ERIC)

    SESSION 5: JANUARY 14th - 15:00 CET
    Technology Platform reproducibility

    by Weida Tong (NCTR/FDA) and Marian Hajduch (IMTM)

    SESSION 6: FEBRUARY 18th – 14:00 CET
    Quality and reproducibility issues related to clinical development

    by Christine Toneatti (ECRIN)

  • 2019-10-04

    TRANSMED Academy - EATRIS has launched E-learning Platform

    EATRIS, the European infrastructure for translational medicine, has launched their own E-learning Platform: TRANSMED Academy.

    TRANSMED Academy provides open access to online courses and webinars around drug development and translational research. Among the available courses, you can find “the Landscape of Translational Medicine”, an online course touching upon key aspects of translational research which has been especially designed for the next generation of translational scientists (PhDs, Postdocs and MDs). You are invited to visit TRANSMED Academy and share your experience with EATRIS.

  • 2019-09-27

    EATRIS is hiring a Scientific Project Manager

    EATRIS is hiring a Scientific Project Manager in the field of personalised medicine with experience in innovative biomedical product development and translational research. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2myxLO3

  • 2019-09-20

    Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI) - Call for applications

    The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures is an international management development Programme tailored to the specific needs of Research Infrastructures. This Programme is designed to give experienced science professionals the skills and knowledge they need to take on greater managerial responsibilities. Take the opportunity to improve your managerial skills. More details: https://emmri.unimib.it/

    What can this Executive Masters offer you?

    • A global network of Research Infrastructure colleagues in similar leadership positions
    • An international Faculty composed by dedicated professors and acclaimed experts from research infrastructures
    • A better understanding of how Research Infrastructures in different countries are responding to common challenges
    • Greater awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses
    • Innovative ways to help your organisation become more effective.
  • 2019-09-11

    Workshop 'Data visualisation for biology' - apply now!

    It is now possible to apply for participation in the workshop 'Data Visualisation for Biology: A Practical Workshop on Design, Techniques and Tools', organised by EMBL-EBI in association with CORBEL:

     

    Date: Monday 16 - Friday 20 March 2020

    Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

    Application opens: Tuesday 10 September 2019

    Application deadline: Friday 29 November 2019

    More information: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2020/data-visualisation-biology-practical-workshop-design-techniques-and-tools-1

     

    As biological datasets increase in size and complexity, we are moving more and more from a hypothesis-driven research paradigm to a data-driven one. As a result, exploration of that data has become even more crucial than in the past.

    In this 5-day course, we will dive into the topic of biological data visualisation and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined. We will start by covering theoretical questions such as: What is data visualisation? How do we perceive images? How can we visualise data in the best possible way? It will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions, and will also provide hands-on experience in developing visualisations. The course will focus on working with omics (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics) data rather than e.g. imaging data.

    This course is targeted at biologists who want to explore and gain further insight into their own data through the use of visualisation and design approaches. People with different backgrounds and previous expertise in data visualisation are welcome to join the course. Some prior experience in programming would be beneficial, however participants will be divided into groups according to their programming experience for the hands-on element from day 3 onwards. Applicants will be asked to provide detail on their level of programming ability and knowledge of visualisation tools as part of the application process. Some pre-reading and exercises will additionally be sent out to successful applicants prior to the course, and these will also help us decide on the most appropriate groupings.

  • 2019-08-05

    Euro-BioImaging and EU-OPENSCREEN sign collaboration agreement

    On 11 July 2019, EU-OPENSCREEN and Euro-BioImaging, two of the 13 research infrastructures (RIs) that are collaborating in CORBEL, signed a collaboration agreement in order to jointly support cutting-edge life science research in Europe. In signing this agreement, Euro-BioImaging and EU-OPENSCREEN acknowledge the value and importance of their own field of expertise being embedded in a larger scope of technologies and services offered by complementary life science RIs across Europe.

    Within CORBEL, the two RIs were involved in the development of pipelines for combined service provision, which were evaluated by involving real user projects. By enabling several CORBEL user projects, EU-OPENSCREEN and Euro-BioImaging already demonstrated the feasibility and impact of cross-infrastructure user access and are now aiming at sustaining their achievements by the collaboration agreement. Harmonizing and facilitating user access across the life sciences RIs will increase the user community of the individual RIs, enable interdisciplinary research projects, and drive innovation and scientific progress.

  • 2019-08-05

    Webinar 'Towards a GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research: where are we today?' - recording online!

    The recording of the CORBEL webinar 'Towards a GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research: where are we today?' (19 June 2019) is available online now!

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