GBRCN Meeting


BRCs are considered to be one of the key elements for sustainable international scientific infrastructure, which is necessary to underpin successful delivery of the benefits of biotechnology, whether within the health sector, the industrial sector or other sectors, and in turn ensure that these advances help drive growth (

In 2001 experts from OECD countries came together and agreed a consensus report that called upon national governments to undertake a number of actions to bring the BRC concept into being in concert with the international scientific community. This report presents the outcome of discussions held by the OECD member countries, together with a number of key partner countries, under the auspices of an expert Task Force established by the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, following recommendations made in the 2001 report. Specifically, a series of best practices for BRCs were developed in extensive consultation with the scientific community (

As a step forward, in November 2008, a demonstrative project was established to assess the concept of Global Biological Resources Centres Network (GBRCN) and, amongst others aims, to develop measures to implement the general and domain specific best practices developed by the OECD Biological Resource Centre Task Force in an appropriate quality management environment. After three intense years of work on this project MUM, as a partner, is very pleased to host the last meeting of the GBRCN project and gives the opportunity to the participants to attend in the afternoon on the 12th of June 2012.

The organisers wish to welcome you to the GBRCN Meeting and we look forward to seeing you all in June in Portugal.

This meeting is open for all GBRCN partners

Time: Tuesday, 12th of June 2012 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Meliã
Programme: the agenda is available here
Registration: the registration form is available here

Contact persons:
Dr. Dagmar Fritze
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von
Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH
Inhoffenstraße 7 B
38124 Braunschweig
Tel. (+49) 531-2616-215
Fax (+49) 531-2616-418