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IS_MIRRI21 is a Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to implement the pan‑European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) as a fully functional entity and secure its long-term sustainability. MIRRI is soon to be established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).
RI-VIS is a Horizon 2020 funded project designed to increase the visibility of European research infrastructures (RIs) to new communities in Europe and beyond.
EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Life Science ‘ESFRI’ research infrastructures (LS RIs) to create an open, digital and collaborative space for biological and medical research.
ECCO, the European Culture Collections’ Organisation was established in 1981. The aim of the organisation is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas and information about all aspects of culture collection activity. ECCO meetings are held annually and are a valuable forum for discussion and innovation on the future development of member collection activities.
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology will work closely with related committees in order to identify standardization needs and gaps, and collaborate with other organisations to avoid duplications and overlapping standardization activities.
FAO is the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (support to The State of World on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture).
OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. OECD goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. OECD was a Working Party on Biotechnology.
WFCC, World Federation for Culture Collections is a Federation of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and a commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) with responsibility for the promotion and development of collections of cultures of microorganisms and cultured cells. As such, it has an on-going concern with all aspects of culture collection activity and in particular with the encouragement of new initiatives and improvement in the standards of scientific services provided to the international user community.
The WDCM is now the data center for the WFCC as well as MIRCEN (Microbial Resources Centers Network). WDCM provides a comprehensive view on culture collections and their holdings to the relevant communities. They are now as diverse taxon-wide, application-wide and region-wide as microbes are.