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Releasing the full potential of Instruct to expand and consolidate infrastructure services for integrated structural life science research

Objective

Instruct-Ultra aims to advance the scope and efficiency of implementation of Instruct and consolidate the foundations for long-term sustainability. This will be achieved through specific objectives: expand Instruct membership to new Member States and increase global links; engage new user communities; improve efficiencies in service delivery; improve data capture and management; adjust the scale and reliability of the infrastructure. Instruct-Ultra will deliver these alongside the transition to ERIC legal status and rapid developments in, and increased demand for, integrated structural biology infrastructure. These advances in the scale and speed of delivery will earn further trust within the life science community. One focus will to expand membership to Eastern European states and EFTA countries, integrating their structural biology communities into Instruct and providing new opportunities to support research excellence and raise standards. Opportunities for engaging with industrialised and developing countries outside the ERA will build on existing cooperative work between Instruct and Asian, African and South American countries to establish strong bilateral programmes of benefit to both parties, giving Instruct better engagement in emerging global challenges and positioning Instruct as a trusted global resource for high quality structural biology services. Starting from baseline operations four years ago Instruct has now identified key areas of service which should be expanded, new potential user groups, and opportunities for more reliable, efficient and sometimes remotely used workflows. Instruct-Ultra will therefore test new modes of access and pilot new service methods in high demand areas to accelerate access for more users. Instruct-Ultra will reinforce Instruct operations by updating and expanding the business plan and structural biology roadmap, whilst improving the interface with academia and industry as a strategy to sustainability.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/structural biology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTRUCT ACADEMIC SERVICES LIMITED
Address
University Of Oxford Offices Wellington Square
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 419 088,75

Participants (15)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 928 208,75
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 138 000
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 252,50
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 450
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 357 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 440 000
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHEMICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIEVIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations