Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure
MIRRI is a pan-European distributed research infrastructure in its Preparatory Phase which aims to support research and development in the field of biotechnology.
Currently, more than 30 public culture collections and research institutes from 19 European countries collaborate to establish this infrastructure.
What does MIRRI offer?
The fragmented landscape of European microbial resources in public collections, their associated data and expertise is a challenge for every researcher in the field of biotechnology: information on the entire spectrum regarding accessibility, availability and quality of these resources are not straight forward.
MIRRI intends to change the situation by
- facilitated access to interlinked resources and data through the
- providing expertise via the MIRRI expert clusters (e.g. for legal or
quality issues, managerial aspects)
- supporting the users to comply with legal issues arising from the
implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and generally, that impact
on handling and use of microorganisms
MIRRI will support research by improving interoperability of data sets to facilitate generation of knowledge from data.