Why Join CTLS (new)

Benefits of membership:

    • Reduced rates and priority registration at CTLS congresses and events
    • Access to CTLS sponsored trainings at preferred rates.
    • Networking opportunities with other core facility staff
    • Access to CTLS webpages with news, job listings and event notifications


Why become a member of the CTLS Association?

  • To be part of a pan-European, multidisciplinary, democratic and inclusive community of professionals focused on life science core facilities, research infrastructures and shared resource laboratories.
  • To boost my career by participating in a thriving network of like-minded individuals
  • To help my lab reach and maintain a cutting-edge level
  • To discuss with my peers emerging methods and technologies
  • To share best practice guidelines and take part in establishing community-wide standard operating procedures
  • To help me translate my ideas into reality by sharing them in a favorable environment for their realization
  • To gain privileged access and reduced fees for congresses, workshops and training events focused on topics relevant to my interests and needs.
  • Members also receive invitations to attend the CTLS Annual General Meeting and stand for election to the board and executive council.


What can I expect from CTLS?

  • Access to a wide variety of relevant events, such as congresses, workshops, and training schools
  • Access to members’only section of the website containing a large database, as well as useful documents and resources
  • Favorable networking environment to foster joint activities and benchmarking initiatives promoted by CTLS members
  • Information on career opportunities
  • Assistance in quality assurance and certification procedures
  • Useful information and assistance for the establishment of informal or formalized national and transnational Access schemes between CTLS laboratories
  • Showcasing of the role of shared resource laboratories in research and innovation
  • Critical mass for lobbying policy-making and funding institutions, agencies and organizations


Eligibility criteria

  • Anyone working in or with core facilities, research infrastructures and other shared resource laboratories in any field of life sciences and biomedicine, and in whatever context (non-profit research organization, industrial or contract research organization, administrative entity , …)
  • Anyone with an interest in promoting, supporting or developing what shared resource laboratories can offer, from services to innovative R&D and training support

Reduced fees are available for students and technical support staff (technicians) working in non-profit research organizations or infrastructures