Our H2020 Projects

In addition to the core activities, Instruct-ERIC is actively working in partnership with others across the Life Sciences field to share expertise and work together on European projects which will benefit the Life Science community more generally. Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the EU Research and Innovation Programme which provides funding in key research areas. Details of our projects are given below, many of which relate to improving research infrastructure, data and training.  


Instruct-ULTRA was launched in January 2017 to deepen and widen access to innovative high-end structural biology techniques within Europe and beyond, through expansion of Instruct-ERIC to new member countries and raising standards and competence in structural biology globally. 14 partners work together on the H2020 project, which is headed up by the Instruct hub. 

Total grant: €3,950,000



CORBEL is an initiative of eleven biological and medical research infrastructures (BMS-RI) to create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and dataservices required by cutting-edge biomedical research. Instruct-ERIC leads work to develop a common access framework that facilitates user access to services and resources across the involved RIs. 

Total grant: €14,837,800



West-life is an initiative under the Virtual ResearchEnvironment (VRE) e-Infrastructure programme (EINFRA-9-2015). It aims to pilot an infrastructure for storing and processing data to support the growing use of combined techniques and to develop automated and integrated data management and processing pipelines for structural biology. Expanding on the work on previous WeNMR and BioMedBridges EU projects, it will cover all aspects of structural biology to serve the Instruct community.  

Total grant: €3,981,100



iNEXT is an infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for Translational Research. It aims to provide access to state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology, translate fundamental research into bio-scientific applications and stimulate access for non-structural biologists. iNEXT primarily focuses in the fields of X-ray crystallography, SAXS, NMR, EM, light imaging and Biophysics for Macromolecular Interactions.

Total grant: €9,999,500



The OPEN SESAME project will ensure optimal exploitation of the Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) light source based in Jordan. The consortium is composed of ten European institutes and aims to train SESAME staff  in instrumentation technology, research techniques and administration for optimal use of a modern light source facility and build-up human capacity in Middle East researchers to optimally exploit SESAME’s infrastructure. 

Total grant: €2,100,800



The AARC2 project aims to address policy and technical interoperability gaps that prevent researchers from accessing the whole research and infrastructure service portfolio with one login (SSO), regardless of where this takes place in the ecosystem. By enabling SSO among infrastructures, scientists worldwide will be able to seamlessly and securely access infrastructure services, reducing administrative overhead and improving international collaboration. 

Total grant: €2,999,900



TRANSVAC2 focuses on making new vaccines quicker. The  consortium comprises a comprehensive collection of leading European institutions that propose to further advance with the previous initiative towards the establishment of a fully operational and sustainable European vaccine R&D infrastructure. It bridges the translational gap in biomedical research, and supports cooperation between public vaccine R&D institutions of excellence, related initiatives and networks in Europe, and industrial partners.

Total grant: €10,600,000


Past EC funded projects

Instruct-ERIC has collaborated in several key European Research Projects which have already come to their conclusion, including BioStruct, Prime-X, Bio-NMR and WeNMR. Click here for more information.