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MIRRI’s digital material targeted to broad audience and the catalogue of microbial resources is to be freely accessible and searchable online, therefore open to any interested user. Access to the other MIRRI services is to be restricted to users from academia, business, industry, and public service recognized institutions, and requires registration in the platform and/or application for requesting access.

Three main types of access can be distinguished: Physical, Remote and Virtual. Physical and Remote access follow the principles of the “European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures”, and offer new opportunities to users by providing qualified personnel and dedicated equipment.

Depending on the purpose of the access, four different access modes are to be available: Excellence-driven, Market-driven, Technical need-driven, and Wide. 

MIRRI is engaged to provide as much as open and free access as (financially) possible, especially for Member and Observer countries.

However, for sustainability reasons, free-open access will not always be implemented, in which case user fees may apply, especially for users from countries that are not contributing Members or for those following a market-driven mode of access.

For more detailed information about access modalities and conditions, please consult MIRRI’s Access Policy available at Legal & Regulatory section and/or contact us at