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About us

  • To promote and advocate the added value of open shared resource laboratories as platforms for efficient and productive high-tech scientific research
  • To educate the public and European policy makers about the importance of such centers of expertise in modern life sciences
  • To shape the future European ecosystem of infrastructures and facilities in a bottom-up open and transparent manner

  • Organizing  trainings, meetings and biennial congresses
  • Informing members about external events and training opportunities
  • Promoting career tracks in CFs and ensuring that CF staff are valued and evaluated appropriately
  • Establishing guidelines for benchmarking and best practices in CFs
  • Facilitating collaborations between CFs and suppliers of software, reagents and instruments
  • Establishing standards for CF management and certification
  • Reaching out to European and national policy makers and funders to educate them about the advantages and merits of CFs
  • Educating the general public on the important role of CFs in basic and biomedical research