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The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity.

It currently brings together 50+ microbial domain Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs), culture collections and research institutes from ten European countries and one associated country.

In the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap since 2010, now on its Health & Food domain, MIRRI is striving to soon establish the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

MIRRI envisions a greener, healthier and  more sustainable world, based on the preservation, study and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity.​


The mission of MIRRI is to serve Bioscience and Bioindustry users by facilitating access to a broad range of high-quality bioresources and data in a legal compliant way. By offering access to human expertise and providing a collaborative platform for long-term sustainability of microbial biodiversity, MIRRI will increase knowledge and promote professional development.