The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (MIRRI-ERIC) is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity.
MIRRI brings together 50+ microbial domain Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs), culture collections and research institutes from ten European countries – Belgium, France, Latvia, Portugal and Spain are founding Members of MIRRI-ERIC, while Greece, Italy, Netherlands and Poland are prospective Members, and Romania a prospective Observer..
MIRRI integrates the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap since 2010 and, in 2021, has become a ‘Landmark’ in its Health & Food domain.
MIRRI-ERIC has been set up by the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1204 of 16 June 2022.
MIRRI envisions a greener, healthier and more sustainable world, based on the preservation, study and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity.
The mission of MIRRI is to serve Bioscience and Bioindustry users by facilitating access to a broad range of high-quality bioresources and data in a legal compliant way. By offering access to human expertise and providing a collaborative platform for long-term sustainability of microbial biodiversity, MIRRI will increase knowledge and promote professional development.