Instruct provides access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology to support research in structural biology. Our aim is to encourage and facilitate the integrative use of technologies and methodologies that are available at Instruct Centres.
The Instruct training courses programme aims to increase the skills level of researchers in structural biology through the organisation and support of training courses and workshops. The programme only supports events planned, organised and implemented by Instruct Centres.
Instruct allocates funds to support small pilot research and development projects in any area of structural biology to a maximum of €15,000. Projects should propose basic or applied research which is preliminary in nature .Projects that include technology and/or software development are encouraged
To make it easy for you to further your research, Instruct offers open access to structural biology infrastructure at our Instruct Centres. The application and review process is efficient, transparent and quick, with a target turnaround time of two weeks.
Applications for access can be submitted at any time. Periodically, special calls for access will be published with a defined deadline. These special calls carry specific criteria, so please read the calls carefully.
Every application is carefully evaluated on its scientific merit; we are looking for research projects that demonstrate innovative approaches within integrative structural biology. In some cases, the applicant may be asked to revise the proposal and resubmit for evaluation. The Instruct office is always willing to consider a revised proposal.The aim of Instruct is to encourage the integrative use of technology and methodologies. However, applications for individual Instruct platforms are also possible where local facilities provide the other techniques required. Further information on who qualifies, what the success criteria are and the guidelines on which they are based are all provided within the site. An explanation on what Instruct Access funding provides is available here.
Review our catalogue of technology, receive our support and make your application.
The user guide to submitting a proposal can be found here.