BBMRI resources

Information about resource services available from BBMRI members and associated institutes can be found in the Catalog of European Biobanks, which is available through the BBMRI portal. The table containing detailed information can be accessed via menu selection "Characterization of biobanks and networks of biobanks" by specific criteria "Resources and Methods"> Clinical analyses details.

European Research Infrastructure Resources

FP6 and FP7 Networks of Research Infrastructures providing access to Life Science and Physics resources. These have to provide resources, facilities and services essential to the scientific community and be open to external researchers to be listed in the Research Infrastructures database. These include a.o. the European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA), the ESRF – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, which can be used to study protein structures, and ELISA -European Light Sources Activity, which can be used to study the shape of molecules, analyse chemicals to determine their make-up and watch cells as they react to drugs. Additional visualization resources include NMI3 » Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy and
Laserlab Europe » The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures II.

International Resources

The World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines as well as a gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects.

Commercial Resources

Country-specific biotech company databases

Biocompare provides a product directory for life scientists.

imaGenes is a service center for genome research in Europe. imaGenes provides a large set of clones and libraries, microarray services, next generation sequencing service, RNA interference libraries, RT-qPCR services and proteomics services.

Geneservice™ is a CPA and GLP/GCP accredited, contract research service provider and biological resource centre. It provides a large set of clones and libraries and microarray services, Sanger and next generation sequencing, genotyping and bioinformatics services