research facilities are crucial to most research fields, this
is particularly the case with the life sciences. Europe has already
demonstrated the value of coordinating research efforts and facilities
in the field.
The Quality of Life programme will build on that experience, reinforcing
the 'European added value' obtained by broadening access to Europe's
research facilities, and optimising their use. The programme will
also improve the complementarity of new facilities by supporting
the coordination of relevant national and multinational initiatives.
Projects and training activities centred around specific facilities
will be used to network researchers across Europe.
The programme will focus on three classes of infrastructure:
data and collections of biological material. These will
include databases, information services and networks of biological
expertise, and collections of materials for genetic research.
research facilities. These will provide opportunities to
carry out pre-clinical and clinical trials.
for aquaculture and fishery research