European Consortium of Microbial Resources Centres



Expected impact
Information Resource
Public Deliverables
DNA Bank
Access Grants


Members Area


Harmonisation of characterisation and preservation techniques

Harmonisation of quality processes and procedures via best practice implementation guidelines and standards

Creation of common web portal and one-stop-shop to the collections resources, expertise and services


Development of a common approach and plan to self-sustainability further to a mapping of current governance, IPR and costing policies of the BRCs

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Contribution towards building a Global BRC Network

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Contribution towards promoting research and market development for life sciences and biotechnology applications and the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy and towards fostering competitiveness, knowledge transfer and innovation from the science base to industry

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Contribution towards encouraging debate on the benefits and risk of life sciences and biotechnology

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