INFRACOMP

Coordinating the cooperation of the ESFRI project Infrafrontier with the International Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC)

Project Reference: 284501
Activity Code: INFRA-2011-1.1.8.
Coordinator: Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

Description:

InfraCoMP will establish efficient coordination mechanisms between the ESFRI project Infrafrontier and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. Infrafrontier is a pan-European initiative to build a sustainable research infrastructure for systemic phenotyping, archiving and distribution of mouse models of human diseases. The IMPC is a global project to carry out systemic phenotyping of mouse lines for each of the 20000 protein-coding genes of the mammalian genome. The IMPC will utilise the research infrastructure provided by Infrafrontier in Europe and similar resource around the globe. InfraCoMP will bring together all the relevant players of Infrafrontier and the IMPC in a series of joint workshops. These workshops will address central issues that have to be resolved to minimise redundancies, maximise mutual benefit and leverage the expertise and infrastructure capacity:

  • Mouse Phenotyping
  • Mouse Production, Archiving and Distribution
  • Access to Phenotyping Data
  • Community Engagement

The results of the workshops will be documented in meeting reports and publicised employing different communication means. InfraCoMP will support the development of a consistent policy for health research in the field of mouse models for human diseases. It will address the specific requirements of an international cooperation of Infrafrontier with the IMPC. Successful cooperaton between Infrafrontier and the IMPC, catalysed by InfraCoMP, will move forward the entire research field.

Project Details:

Start Date: 2011-10-01
End Date: 2014-09-30
EU Contribution: 779 997 Euro
Total Costs: 968 865  Euro 
Contract Type: Coordination (or networking) actions
Programme Acronym: FP7-Infrastructures
Subprogramme Area: INFRA-2011-3.2. Coordination actions, conferences and studies supporting policy development, including international cooperation, for research infrastructures in all fields of S&T
Administrative Contact Person: Jürgen ERTEL (Dr)

Partners:

  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE – Italia
  • TORONTO CENTRE FOR PHENOGENOMICS INC. – Canada
  • UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA – Spain
  • USTAV MOLEKULARNI GENETIKY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYSKUMNA INSTITUCE – Czech Republic
  • MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL – United Kingdom
  • EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY – Germany
  • GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED – United Kingdom
  • CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE EN BIOLOGIE ET MEDECINE – France
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