About large-scale research infrastructures

DTL has been set up by its partners to interconnect local infrastructures. To this end, DTL and its partners are actively involved in several large-scale research infrastructure initiatives, for instance:

Included on the KNAW Agenda for Large-Scale Research Facilities

  • Health-RI: Health Research Infrastructure (Health-RI) is a large-scale infrastructure for personalised medicine and health research. Read more.
  • Bioscopy: Bioscopy is a large-scale distributed infrastructure for studying the building blocks of life in living cells. Read more.
  • M3: ‘Molecuul, Mens en Maatschappij’ (M3) is an interdisciplinary data infrastructure for population research, from molecule to society and back. Read more.

Included on the NWO Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure

  • ELIXIR-NL: ELIXIR-NL is the Dutch node of the European data infrastructure for the life sciences, hosted by DTL. Read more.
  • BBMRI: Biobanking and Biomolecular resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) is a cluster of more than 200 biobanks and cohorts that are collaborating to make their data, images and body materials accessible and exchangeable. Read more.
  • BSL3: In the High Containment Research Facility BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3), scientists can conduct research on infectious diseases with full control of risks to themselves or the environment.
  • ISBE: Infrastructure Systems Biology Europe provides life scientists with the expertise and tools to integrate different types of data into computer models, enabling them to explain and predict the behaviour of biological systems from cell to ecosystem.
  • MCCA: The Mouse Clinic for Cancer and Aging (MCCA) provides researchers with the opportunity to monitor the aetiology and development of cancer and other age-related diseases with a range of imaging techniques using mouse models and human tissues.
  • MRI and cognition: A cluster of research facilities involved in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and cognitive research.
  • MRUM: The Metabolic Research Unit Maastricht (MRUM) provides the opportunity to conduct research on the metabolism of the human body as a whole or of organs and tissues in a closely controlled environment.
  • NEMI: The Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure (NEMI) provides researchers with an opportunity to actually see how individual atoms and molecules behave and organise themselves in biological and non-biological materials.
  • NIEBA: The Netherlands Infrastructure for Ecosystem and Biodiversity Analysis (NIEBA) provides researchers with easy and remote access to an abundance of validated data about life on earth. The infrastructure also provides options for analysing and modelling, using these data.
  • NL-BioImaging AM: Netherlands BioImaging Advanced Microscopy (NL-BioImaging AM) develops advanced microscopic techniques to directly observe biological processes in action in cells, tissues and organisms.
  • NL-OPENSCREEN: NL-OPENSCREEN provides researchers with a library containing tens of thousands of compounds plus the facilities to test their biological impact quickly and efficiently.
  • NPEC: The Netherlands Plant Eco-Phenotyping Centre (NPEC) provides scientists with next generation growth platforms to enable research designed to unravel to the interactions between plant genes and the environment.
  • UNLOCK: UNLOCK provides scientists with an opportunity to accelerate the mapping of microorganisms and their ecosystems, with many potential applications.
  • uNMR-NL: The ultra-high field magnets at the uNMR-NL facility makes it possible to study complex materials, biomolecules and living organisms in even greater detail than previously.
  • X-omics: X-omics is a cluster of advanced life sciences research facilities.