Interactions of ISBE with ESFRI

In 2002, the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), a body set up by 33 countries at the initiative of the European Council, was established with the aim of fostering the joint usage of infrastructures to facilitate international competitiveness in science and technology development in Europe.

In 2006, the ESFRI process identified 35 pan-European research infrastructures that are of key importance for the development of science and innovation. Among them, 13 Biomedical research infrastructures (BMS RI) – ranging from fields such as biobanks and bioinformatics, to imaging, and structural biology as well as marine biology – are or have been supported by the EU for an initial three-year preparatory phase to facilitate their implementation- ISBE being one of them. After the three-year preparatory phase, the infrastructures will receive funding from national governments for their implementation.

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