Limits...
Investment into the future of microbial resources: culture collection funding models and BRC business plans for biological resource centres.

Smith D, McCluskey K, Stackebrandt E - Springerplus (2014)

Bottom Line: However, this has not been achieved without considerable financial commitment.However many collections have grown to serve large constituencies and need to develop novel funding mechanisms.Moreover, several international initiatives have described mBRCs as a factor in economic development and have led to the increased professionalism among mBRCs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: MIRRI, c/o DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Through their long history of public service, diverse microbial Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs) have made myriad contributions to society and science. They have enabled the maintenance of specimens isolated before antibiotics, made available strains showing the development and change of pathogenicity toward animals, humans and plants, and have maintained and provided reference strains to ensure quality and reproducibility of science. However, this has not been achieved without considerable financial commitment. Different collections have unique histories and their support is often tied to their origins. However many collections have grown to serve large constituencies and need to develop novel funding mechanisms. Moreover, several international initiatives have described mBRCs as a factor in economic development and have led to the increased professionalism among mBRCs.

No MeSH data available.


Schematic display of funding sources for EMbaRC partner collections.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3928393&req=5

Fig1: Schematic display of funding sources for EMbaRC partner collections.

Mentions: The level of public funding was mainly in the range of 65-92% with the exception of CABI, which has no specific national funding for the collection; overall CABI has a member country contribution of around 3% (97% self-sufficient) and it invests in the collection maintenance activity. In general for the EMbaRC collections other sources of funding for 2009 were varied and are shown in Table 6 and Figure 1.Table 6


Investment into the future of microbial resources: culture collection funding models and BRC business plans for biological resource centres.

Smith D, McCluskey K, Stackebrandt E - Springerplus (2014)

Schematic display of funding sources for EMbaRC partner collections.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3928393&req=5

Fig1: Schematic display of funding sources for EMbaRC partner collections.
Mentions: The level of public funding was mainly in the range of 65-92% with the exception of CABI, which has no specific national funding for the collection; overall CABI has a member country contribution of around 3% (97% self-sufficient) and it invests in the collection maintenance activity. In general for the EMbaRC collections other sources of funding for 2009 were varied and are shown in Table 6 and Figure 1.Table 6

Bottom Line: However, this has not been achieved without considerable financial commitment.However many collections have grown to serve large constituencies and need to develop novel funding mechanisms.Moreover, several international initiatives have described mBRCs as a factor in economic development and have led to the increased professionalism among mBRCs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: MIRRI, c/o DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Through their long history of public service, diverse microbial Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs) have made myriad contributions to society and science. They have enabled the maintenance of specimens isolated before antibiotics, made available strains showing the development and change of pathogenicity toward animals, humans and plants, and have maintained and provided reference strains to ensure quality and reproducibility of science. However, this has not been achieved without considerable financial commitment. Different collections have unique histories and their support is often tied to their origins. However many collections have grown to serve large constituencies and need to develop novel funding mechanisms. Moreover, several international initiatives have described mBRCs as a factor in economic development and have led to the increased professionalism among mBRCs.

No MeSH data available.