Core Facilities

The Core Facilities Working group was established in 2015 to create a forum for discussion of core facility-specific challenges. 
Current focus is on the following:

  • Sharing best practices and expertise in core facility management
  • Comparing indicators across institutes: financial, personnel, operations, research, training, and performance evaluation
  • Defining opportunities and procedures for capacity sharing between EU-LIFE institutes 
  • Collaboration on the level of training courses, grant applications, etc…
  • Data management issues (together with IT Working Group)
  • Participation in a dialogue to foster European funding opportunities for core facilities and core facility networks
  • Policy work on visibility of core facilities and small-medium scale research infrastructures


Latest events


Lavanya Premvardhan, Institut Curie, Co-chair
Katja Kivinen, FiMM, Co-chair

Danielle Hoyle, Babraham Institute
Angie Chen, BRIC
Petra Balga, CEITEC
Christoph Bock, CeMM
Monica Morales, CRG
Bernhard Korn, FMI
Diego Pasini, IEO
Miryam Alcalay, IEO
Marta Monteiro, IGC
Nuno Moreno, IGC
Joanna Dodzian, IIMCB
Krzysztof Skowronek, IIMCB
Theodoros Kosteas, IMBB-FORTH

Vasiliki Theodorou, IMBB-FORTH
Jutta Steinkoetter, MDC
Henri van Luenen, NKI
Geert Van Minnebruggen, VIB
Saskia Lippens, VIB