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Upcoming events

Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery, 4-7

September 2018, Antwerp, Belgium
Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, the Europe Biobank Week 2018 is one of the most significant biobanking conferences worldwide. The event provides an exciting and unique opportunity for the biobanking community to discuss the future challenges for biobanking, network and explore new prospects for cooperation and collaboration.

More information is available from the conference website

Launch of the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap on Research Infrastructures in Europe, 11 September 2018, Vienna, Austria

On September 11th, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) will present the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap on Large Scale Research Infrastructures during a half-day conference in Vienna. The ESFRI Roadmap identifies new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, regardless of possible location.
The 2018 Roadmap consists of 18 Projects, with a high degree of maturity, and 37 Landmarks, RIs that reached the implementation phase.

ICRI 2018 – 4th International Conference on Research infrastructures, 12-14 September, 2018, Vienna, Austria

ICRI, an international platform for strategic thinking and exchange of experience will address this year strategic issues and the development of international cooperation for research infrastructures at a global level, as well as their contribution to societal challenges. It will also address issues related to the operation and implementation of research infrastructures.
ICRI 2018 is co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Commission. For more information see the website

9th European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Forum, 17-21 September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

The theme of the 2018 EDCTP Forum is: “Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships”.
It is organized in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. More information on EDCTP website.

Meeting to Advance Clinical Research in Infectious Disease Outbreaks, 20-21 September, Brussels, Belgium

GloPID-R and the Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics’ (PREPARE) will host a joint meeting aimed at advancing clinical research preparedness for ID outbreaks. This meeting will examine bottlenecks to deployment of clinical research in an infectious disease outbreak and what can be done to overcome them by joining the efforts of patients, researchers, regulators, funders and policy makers.
Through a series of plenary discussions and workshops, the event will highlight key solutions to common bottlenecks from different global regions. More details on GloPID-R website.

5th MIUF Meeting, 15 October 2018, Paris, France

The CORBEL Medical Infrastructure/Users Forum (MIUF) meets for the fifth time on October 15, 2018 in Paris to continue the discussion of efficient development and use of bio-medical RIs. The meeting is open to scientific communities interested in medical research and is intended to discuss

  • the structuring of medical research communities at the pan-European level
  • the emerging needs of medical research projects in the context of the big data and personalised/stratified medicine approach
  • and the challenges raised in terms of development and deployment of data services

Registration for the meeting is possible here until September 15, 2018. Registration is free, but mandatory in order to attend. The preliminary program is available here.

International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED) 2018 International Society for Infectious Diseases, 9-12 November 2018, Vienna, Austria

IMED 2018 will bring leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers to Vienna to present new knowledge and breakthroughs and discuss how to discover, detect, monitor, understand, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of emerging pathogens. More information on IMED website.

Past events

ERINHA AISBL 4th General Assembly, 12 July 2018

The 4th ERINHA General Assembly voted on the new member inclusion, the setup of the Independent Advisory Board, as well as on the new call for contributions for ERINHA AISBL members. It also discussed the budget spending and other financial and operational topics.