Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

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 for capacity sharing
  • Collaboration on the level of training courses, grant applications, etc…
  • Participation in a dialogue to foster European funding opportunities for core facilities and core facility networks

Working Group Chair

Technical Platform responsible
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência


Head of Core Facilities
Center for Genomic Regulation
Core Facilities Coordinator
Central European Institute of Technology
PI, Coordinator of Sequencing Facility
Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Research Director
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Director of operations
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Director of Operations
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Head Core Facilities
Executive Manager of Scientific Infrastructures
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association
Head of Science Services and UK Grants
Babraham Institute