Instruct-ERIC is accepting proposals for the 5th Biennial scheduled for 2021. The host Centre of the 5th Biennial Conference should plan for a similar standard and scale as for the 4th biennial conference being hosted in Spain in May 2019 with an excellent programme of speakers.
A joint call is launched to support one practical training course, to take place between October 2019 and March 2020, with a focus on improving the biophysical characterization of samples in structural biology projects.
Instruct has identified opportunities for focussed technical developments that will improve its service provision to the structural biology user community. The aim is to develop new technologies and progress them to a stage where they can be made available through the Instruct access programme.
Five Access Tracks are offered through CORBEL.
From your preferred Access Track, select at least two infrastructures, which will be required to undertake the research being proposed.
Choose from the available locations, which service providing institutes you would like to access. By clicking the 'advanced selection button', you can specify the desired technologies/services for conducting your research. If you need further advice on this selection, choose the service provider only and provide further details in the textbox 'Visit Detail'.
Please confirm the technologies and services you have selected by activating the CORBEL logo and continue with your application. You have to request access to at least two different research infrastructures to fulfill the eligibility criteria for this CORBEL Open Call.
Research project title: Provide a title for your project.
Scientific background, significance and objectives: A concise introduction to the research topic (2500 characters maximum), with the background and rationale to the project as well as the expected impact of the research
Benefit of CORBEL access: Describe the importance of the proposed project for your overall research. Indicate specifically the added value of accessing at least two research infrastructures, e.g. because they offer expertise your group is lacking, they will advance your research and support its excellence.
Applicant profile: Please provide a short CV highlighting your expertise in the field of your CORBEL access application (maximum 1000 characters)
Relevant publications: Indicated publications should provide information on potential impact of the work and the likelihood of success. You are invited to provide information that allows the reviewers to judge if the work is feasible and of a suitable scope. Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on their own research to show their strength in the field, but can include relevant high-impact references from other groups.
Description of work: Please dedicate an individual paragraph on describing the work you would like to conduct with each requested service provider (2000 characters maximum per service provider).
Expected results: Please list up to 3 expected results from the work with each service provider you plan to access.
Biological hazards: Please list potential biological hazards.
Level of expertise: Declare your level of expertise in using the requested technologies/services.
Requested Service Providers
Select the additional resources you would like to request if applicable.
Please indicate, if you require financial support for accommodation and/or travel costs and specify the reasons (maximum 150 characters).
CORBEL partners can also support several data management aspects of your overall project. If you are interested, please answer to the optional questions to help us determine your demand.
Lead research infrastructure
One of your selected research infrastructures has to be nominated as the lead RI (e.g. the one that is accessed first or does most of the work, etc.). This will help to coordinate projects and harmonise communication between service providers.
For other information, a modality-specific Help-function is included within the application form.
Choose which researchers will be involved in your proposal. This includes you and other scientists working in your home institution who will be involved in the desired research.
Principal Investigator: If you are not a PI, the system will send a message to your PI to authorise the proposal.
Team members: If desired, indicate other members in your lab that will be involved in the research.
This is your opportunity to exclude reviewers that may have conflict of interest. Please note that the reviewers to be excluded will always be excluded.