European Consortium of Microbial Resources Centres



Expected impact
Information Resource
Public Deliverables
DNA Bank
Access Grants


Members Area



Expected Achievements

  • Access and high-quality support and training to research teams via an annual call for access launched by the consortium offering 95 access opportunities to research teams

  • Improved methods for strain and DNA preservation

  • Novel approaches for identifying species

  • Providing access to the collections of EMbaRC and the wider European BRC community via a searchable web portal building on the outcomes of the CABRI and EBRCN projects

  • A working draft ISO standard for microbial resource centres and accompanying implementation guidelines and training material

  • A code of conduct for biosecurity for European BRCs

  • A strategic plan for the role of EMbaRC and the wider EU BRC community in the GBRCN

  • A set of business models for the self-sustainability of BRC