CORBEL sets out to establish common infrastructure for biomedical research

On 1 September 2015 the CORBEL cluster project started to establish common research infrastructure to support Europe's biomedical research community.

CORBEL (Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science Services), which will also build on the output of BioMedBridges, is a four-year €14.5 million EU project that will harmonise user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services, required by cutting-edge biomedical research.

The CORBEL consortium once again brings together eleven of the major ESFRI Biological and Medical Research Infrastructures (BMS RI) in Europe. Their resources include biological data, physical biobank samples, imaging facilities and molecular screening centres. The project's goal is to create a joint platform that will reduce redundancy and simplify the implementation of research projects, transforming the ability of users to deliver advanced, cross-disciplinary research in Europe.

The project is financed by the EU's HORIZON 2020 programme and led by ELIXIR (Coordinator) and BBMRI-ERIC (Co-coordinator).

More information about the project

For information on the project, contact Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel.