To build a world-class research infrastructure that provides the biomedical research community with the tools needed to unravel the role of gene function in human disease.
Mouse models have become a central tool for the study of the functional basis of human diseases. Infrafrontier Project will lead to the establishment of a sustainable research infrastructure for systemic phenotyping, archiving and distribution of mouse models.
Towards the Infrafrontier Research Infrastructure: The increasing demand of the biomedical researchers for systemic phenotyping, archiving and distribution of mouse models cannot be accommodated with the capacities currently existing in Europe. Infrafrontier Project is funded by the European Commission to set the stage for the implementation of an infrastructure that addresses these needs.
Infrafrontier Project brings together partners from twelve European countries and Canada. Our scientific partners are the leading research facilities in the field of systemic phenotyping, archiving and distribution of mouse models. Our administrative partners represent national research ministries and funding agencies.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) was established to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on reseach infrastructures in Europe. The ESFRI Roadmap identifies new research infrastructure of pan-European interest corresponding to the long-term needs of the European research communities. Infrafrontier Project is part of the ESFRI Roadmap since it was first published in 2006.
InfraCoMP will establish an efficient coordination mechanism between the ESFRI project Infrafrontier and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) and it will bring together all the relevant players of Infrafrontier and the IMPC in a series of joint workshops.