This project will activate important resources for EMBRC-ERIC, including a Transnational Access (TA) programme and a central Access Officer to further integrate the marine biology and ecology EU community around EMBRC-ERIC.

More information about the project: here.


ASSEMBLE Plus - Post-lockdown free access to over 30 marine biological stations and infrastructures



The ASSEMBLE Plus team are launching a new and final call for access to some of Europe’s best marine research facilities and services, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Researchers from industry and academia are invited to apply for free access to more than 30 international institutions from December 2020 to June 2021. Funded by the European Union, the ASSEMBLE Plus programme supports marine researchers to carry out their own projects using resources not available in their home institutes. The initiative helps participants to enhance their skills, create new collaborations and contribute to scientific understanding.


Applications are now open for this TA programme call. The award covers access costs for up to 30 days, in addition to travel, accommodation and meal expenses for up to two researchers per project. The deadline to apply for this call is 4th October 2020. This is expected to be the last call for the TA programme and therefore the final opportunity for researchers to benefit. For more information about the TA programme, previous award holders, eligibility or the application process, please visit Assemble website or get in touch with our access officer at You can follow updates of our project on Twitter at @ASSEMBLE_Plus


ASSEMBLE Plus is a consortium of 26 organisations from 16 countries operating under the umbrella of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC). Gathered also within ASSEMBLE Plus are five Joint Research Activities and four Networking Activities which have the aim of sharing research experience and research data and promoting FAIR data principles.