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Implementation and Sustainability of Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure for 21st Century

Project description

Building a strong base for bioscience, bioindustry

The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) is the European research infrastructure project that will offer the highest quality scientific support microbial resources: high-quality microorganisms, associated data and the broad expertise in research and development in the biotechnology field. It is founded to serve the development of bioscience and bioindustry; promote biodiversity. But to do that MIRRI must also ensure its sustainability for the future decades. The EU-funded IS_MIRRI21 project aims to close interoperation with academia, governmental laboratories and private sector offering them access to its portfolio of microbial biological Resource Centres, services and education. A single-entry point portal will be created to promote offered services and collaboration.


IS_MIRRI21 aims to implement the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) and secure its long-term sustainability. With this in mind, the mission of IS_MIRRI21 is to serve Bioscience and Bioindustry by providing (a) a broad range of high-quality biological resources and associated data, (b) long-term sustainability of microbial biodiversity, and (c) knowledge and professional development. This mission will be achieved by offering users from academia, governmental laboratories and the private sector access to a portfolio of microbial Biological Resource Centres´ (mBRC’s), services, expertise, education and training build-up and synergistically on the top of mBRC’s proficiencies. To accelerate innovative research processes in life sciences and biotechnology using microorganisms, or their derivatives, IS_MIRRI21 will set up a single-entry point portal (Collaborative Work Environmental) to promote its services, resources, expertise and knowledge transfer activities, as well as to provide access to partners´ resource associated data made interoperable for data searching and data mining. The continuously increasing knowledge will be transferred to users via expert clusters (e.g. for legal framework, for biosecurity, to support training and education programmes, information and cut edge technology, etc.). It will promote cross-disciplinary and innovative solutions (industry and academic) research collaboration through the transnational access offer (pilot study) in different microbial topics defined in pipeline services. With this project IS_MIRRI21 envisages to be a sound partner of the ESFRI landscape on the Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures, consolidate the operation of MIRRI and enlarge the membership and European coverage and beyond.

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Net EU contribution
€ 753 341,28
4704 553 Braga

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Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 753 341,28

Participants (20)