Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different technologies? Would you benefit from access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures and services that are not available in your current research environment? Would integrated access to multiple research infrastructures take your research project to the next level? If the answer is YES, participation in the CORBEL Open Call can help to boost your results! The current submission round will close on 31 August 2018.
The CORBEL Open Call invites researchers to apply to access technologies and services from more than 20 facilities from 10 different research infrastructures across Europe. Selected projects will gain unparalleled opportunities to utilise a wide range of high-end technologies and services. These include state-of-the-art offers from the fields of advanced imaging, biobanking, clinical and translational research, curated databases, marine model organisms, mouse mutant phenotyping, high-throughput screening, structural biology as well as systems biology.
Access to service providers will be granted without access fee (extra costs for consumables may apply) and there will also be limited funding available for travel and accommodation. Projects will be supported at every stage, with CORBEL project managers at hand to help scientists navigate between different service providers and exploit the full potential of the offers available. Applications are submitted via ARIA, the access management system developed by Instruct-ERIC. Crucially, data that is generated stays with the scientist and can be used for publication. To support industry projects, the CORBEL consortium also launched an Innovation Office, consisting of a well-experienced team dealing with the specific needs of industry when applying to this Open Call (e.g. regarding IP issues or confidentiality agreements).
Learn more about the CORBEL Open Call by visiting the website. In the success stories, scientists talk about how their research could benefit from access to multiple research infrastructures. They successfully applied to the 1st CORBEL Open Call in 2016, in which above 50 % of the applications were accepted. The 2nd Open Call has a rolling deadline, collecting applications at the 1st of every 2nd month. The current submission round will close on August 31, 2018.
CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is an EC Horizon2020 project uniting 13 Biological and Medical Science Research Infrastructures (RIs). In CORBEL, the participating RIs expand their cooperation in order to harmonise researchers’ access to their cutting-edge technologies and services by establishing a sustainable platform of aligned services that will enable faster admission to a wider portfolio of technologies and services to boost research projects.