The Network of Laboratories of High Biosafety Laboratories Network (RLASB) has opened the call for Open Access to its facilities. The objective of the call is to make available to the scientific community the use of this Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (ICTS) to carry out experiments under biocontainment conditions.
From March 31 to September 31, 2019 applications for access to the facilities of the High Biosafety Laboratories Network (RLASB) may be sent. The call is opened to national and international public laboratories, private companies focused on research in animal and human health, as well as public administrations for surveillance programs.
The RLASB is a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) distributed in two nodes, the Animal Health Research Center INIA-CISA and the Center for Research in Animal Health IRTA-CReSA. Both nodes offer integrated laboratories and animal facilities exclusively dedicated to working with infectious agents under conditions of high biological safety and biocontainment.
The research offered by the RLASB allows the development of studies on diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious diseases, both endemic and exotic, that mainly affect the livestock sector and wildlife, as well as zoonotic diseases with risk of transmission to humans.
Requests for access
Access to the use of infrastructure is regulated by a public Access Protocol, which describes the mechanism and the criteria for accessing the infrastructure. Competitive Open Access is a type of access that implies the submission of applications after a public call for access and evaluation of scientific and technical quality by an external access committee to the center. In addition, the quality of the R & D activities to be developed in the infrastructure must be contrasted and the access requests are prioritized based on objective criteria.
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