Australian-European medical research infrastructures join forces

Thursday 12 June 2014


Following the third EU-Australia Workshop on Research Infrastructures hosted by Australia in November 2013, four formal cooperation agreements between Australian and the European Union facilities were signed in May 2014. The signing events, hosted by the Australian Embassy in Brussels, involved the National Imaging Facility (NIF), Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA), Compounds Australia, EuroBioimaging, European Clinical Research Infrastructure, European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine and European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology. These agreements will give Australian researchers better access to some of the world’s most advanced treatment options and give access to research infrastructure that will help them translate great Australian medical research discoveries into better diagnosis of medical conditions, new products and new drugs. Details of the agreements signed on 8 May 2014 and on 16 May 2014 are available, and further details of the agreement signed on 16 May 2014 are also available.