Euro-BioImaging: Open access to services
Biological and biomedical imaging technologies are essential for addressing many of the research questions related to Covid-19, from fundamental research at the molecular and cellular level to medical applications and diagnostics. Euro-BioImaging ERIC provides open access to imaging technologies, training and data services at its 21 Nodes, listed in a dedicated web page along with other related resources.
Czech BioImaging: Open Access support
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Research Infrastructure for Biological and Medical Imaging (Czech-BioImaging), as the Czech national node to the Euro-BioImaging ERIC pan-European network, offers prioritised access to Czech-BioImaging facilities with no fees attached for COVID-19 relevant scientific projects, selected for implementation within the ongoing call for the Czech-BioImaging Open Access support (July 2020 – June 2021). Deadline for submitting applications is 30th April 2020. More information and the application rules can be found at Czech-BioImaging website.
ELECMI: Rapid access to microscopy facilities
In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the Integrated Infrastructure for Electron Microscopy of Materials (ELECMI) provides rapid access to various instruments (HRTEM, including STEM, SEM, Cryogenic Dual Beam instrument, and associated techniques) for studies on materials characterisation, such as the analysis of textiles for Personal Protective Equipment or particles from filters.
ESRF-EBS: Priority access to bio-imaging and structural biology facilities
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Extremely Brilliant Source (ESRF-EBS), in collaboration with its EPN Science campus partners, ILL, EMBL, IBS, is ready to provide access to a unique combination of state-of-the-art facilities and common platforms for structural biology and bio-imaging for COVID-19 related research projects. This exceptional access will be granted with the aim to contribute to the international scientific effort to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and the available facilities include its cryo-electron microscope and its structural biology beamlines.
CERIC-ERIC: Access to selected instruments
In order to facilitate the research on the COVID-19, CERIC has set up a dedicated Fast Track Access to a selected number of instruments. The dedicated Fast Track Access will allow to access the selected instruments for research related to the COVID-19, without the necessity to undergo the regular evaluation procedure, and be scheduled within one month from the submission of the proposal, based on the feasibility evaluation performed by the facility.