Access to biological NMR in Europe

European biological NMR Research Infrastructures (RIs) provide transnational Europe-wide access to state-of-the-art NMR technology.

European RIs offering biological NMR access to external parties

The international access is organized through different international networks, each of them is specialized in different areas of biological and biomedical research where NMR has an enhancing position with respect to other methods for structural analysis.

The map on the left (link) shows the Research Infrastructures that offer access and/or expertise at European level in the field of biological NMR spectroscopy and beyond. The indicated NMR facilities provide NMR access through one or more of the access routes available at European level described here below. Users can choose the route that fits best with their necessities.Trans-national access is always based on scientific merit. This is effectuated by peer review of research proposals submitted by external users.



Are you carrying out research in one of the following areas? NMR is a key tool for you!

Find below the access route that best fits your needs or contact us at:

Call for access – deadline October 15th, 2018

Find a more comprehensive information on operation of biological NMR services in Europe here.

Access routes

Instruct-ERIC, landmark of the ESFRI Roadmap, is a distributed European Research Infrastructure facilitating user access to cutting-edge technology in structural biology, scientific expertise and offering specialist training. Embracing the entire area of structural biology, the catalogue of available techniques is very wide and can be consulted at the Instruct-ERIC website (

Researchers from Instruct-ERIC member states are eligible for financial support covering (part of the) access costs and travel expenses to the facility.

iNEXT  is a EU-funded project offering transnational access to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules and their assemblies, with the specific aim of translating fundamental research into bio-scientific applications.

iNEXT support covers the costs for access at all the RIs involved, in many occasions also travel and living expenses for researchers not only from all EU and associated countries, but also (up to a maximum) from non-EU laboratories (

EuroBioNMR  facilitates and reinforces interactions between NMR RIs and research groups wishing to introduce NMR approaches in their research. EuroBioNMR ( offers collaborative access to the broad life science community including chemical, pharmaceutical, food industries and agricultural sciences in addition to structural biology services. The seven NMR centres cover a wide range of applications which are going beyond structural biology, with expertise in most research fields within the health and life sciences, not excluding possible applications in material science and other fields.

CORBEL is an EU-funded project that provides pilot access to resources and services that enable cutting-edge biomedical research within the health and food domain.If you are working on a challenging research project and you need combined service provision from multiple research infrastructures across Europe check proposed pipelines of access at

EXCEMET (EXpert CEnter in METabolomics) combines experimental/analytical and informatics/computational expertise. The EXCEMET goal is to strengthen interactions between the metabolomics research community and biobanks, as well as to help the biobanks to develop increasingly higher standards for their sample quality (

Even though EXCEMET partners do not offer access to their instrumentation, they can be considered a reference for the provision of expertise for tailored applications and for quality assurance in metabolomics studies.

West-Life (a Virtual Research Environment for Structural Biology) is an EU-funded

H2020-EINFRA project that provides services for computation and data management to researchers in structural biology, integrating multiple approaches and experimental techniques, including NMR. West-Life builds on European e-Infrastructure solutions developed by EGI and EUDAT and connects web services with repositories for structural biology. Services, support and tutorials are available at