Access protocol2019-05-07T13:02:09+02:00

Access protocol


Research personnel who benefit from face-to-face access to the RLASB must have Spanish nationality or from any member state of the European Union or from other States parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area as provided for in Royal Decree 178/2003, of February 14, entry and stay in Spain of those; or prove legal residence in Spain, in accordance with Organic Law 4/2000, of January 11, 2000, on rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain and their social integration, or in any European Union country, of the Space European Economic

Access can be done through two different modalities depending on the profile of the user requesting it. The modalities and their requirements are the following:

Modality 1:

  • Be a non-doctor researcher with proven experience in research
  • Researchers who are doing their doctoral thesis

Modality 2:

  • To be a researcher doctor
  • Be linked statutorily or contractually to a public R & D center or to a private non-profit R & D center
  • To be part of a research team or group or, where appropriate, a scientific department or similar unit

Prior to the use of the facility, and to guarantee compliance with the strict norms that govern the activities of the BSL-3 laboratories, the awardees must attend the specific training courses on biocontainment and biosafety organized by the scientific installation.




The calls for access will have an annual character, published sufficiently in advance to carry out the process of selecting the access requests and planning the period of operations.


2.1.Application model and necessary documentation

The same user can request more than one access. However, each request will be valued independently. Once the access offer has been published on the RLASB website, the researcher or the research group interested in obtaining access to the RLASB must request it through the corresponding Access Form accompanied by the documents mentioned below.

 Download the Access Form

Along with the access form, the following documents must be attached in Spanish or in English:

  • Curriculum vitae, individual or collective, in the case of research groups, according to the type of access (in pdf).
  • Copy of ID or passport in case of having Spanish nationality, of any country of the European Union and the European Economic Area or residence card proving legal residence (jpg or pdf).
  • In access mode 1, a favorable report from the thesis director, head / to the department or the principal investigator of the project, as appropriate (in pdf)

The access form and all this documentation must be sent through the Access Request Platform.

> Go to the Access Request Platform

In the case of projects directed by external institutions in which IRTA-CReSA or INIA-CISA participate, the application will be completed by the member of the staff of IRTA-CReSA or the CISA-INIA that assumes the responsibility of coordinating, supervise or perform the work or task that is to be performed in the center.

After receiving the access request, the Access Committee of the RLASB may contact the applicant at any time to expand information or request clarifications to the information presented.


2.2.Evaluation and requests selection

The selection of access requests will be made through an evaluation procedure by the Access Committee. The members of the Access Committee of the RLASB are:

  • Víctor Briones (Catedrático de Sanidad Animal, VISAVET, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Manel López Béjar (Jefe del Departamento de Sanidad Animal de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la UAB)
  • Prof. Dr. Iwona Markowska-Daniel (catedrática de la Universidad de Varsovia)



For the selection of proposals, the evaluation criteria indicated below will be taken into account.

  • Scientific criteria:
    • Quality, relevance and impact of the work proposal
    • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
    • Applicant of the proposal of the applicant, endorsed, where appropriate, by the thesis supervisor, tutor or alternatively by the person responsible scientist of the unit or principal investigator of the project to which he / she is assigned.
  • Technical criteria: feasibility of the proposal in the framework of the access offer:
    • Technical viability: suitability of the equipment and / or techniques requested, justification for the need to access the facilities of the RLASB to develop the proposal, the time necessary to develop the work plan, the experience of the applicant and the probabilities of success.
    • Availability of resources: availability of material resources (including space, in his case, required), human (including the capacity for the management of the project) and economic (adequacy to the budget) precise for the execution n of the proposal.
    • Security: aspects of the proposal that may affect the security of the facilities and / or equipment, and / or of the people.

For the selection of proposals, an ordered list will be drawn up, according to the score obtained, eliminating those that are not technically feasible. The access committee will be responsible for making the final allocation of the requests according to objective and equal criteria for all participants and according to the rules of the call.

In order to maximize the number of research groups to which access is granted, in the case that the same group has approved more than one request, priority will be given to other groups before granting several accesses to the same group.

In the case of users who do not access the RLASB for the first time, they will take into consideration additional criteria, related to previous accesses, such as:

  • Level of use made of the resources assigned.
  • Presentation of the results memory. In case of continuity activities, this report may be partial if the access period of the activity for which continuity is requested has not been completed.


2.4.Resolution, notification and resoures

The concession or denial communications will be processed within a maximum of 1 month from the closing of the call directly to the applicants through the email provided. They will inform about possible resources and deadlines. Interested persons will have a period of 15 working days to accept or reject in writing the granted access.



The price to apply for access to the facilities of each node will correspond to a reduced rate.

Each node of the RLASB, through inclusion in the agreement by which access is granted, will establish that the beneficiary must:

  • Submit a statement of compliance with the requirements according to the selected modality.
  • Submit a certificate or supporting document that is available of a medical and accident insurance in force for the period in which the access will be made.
  • Make a report at the end of the scientific activity developed during your access to the corresponding RLASB node and send it to the laboratory address within a maximum of 3 days. months after the day of completion of the access.
  • To mention the use of the RLASB facilities in any scientific publication resulting from this use.