Living & preserved marine organisms

The provision of marine biological resources for research purposes is at the core of the EMBRC services. Those include: 

  • Biobanks 
  • Culture collections 
  • Marine model organisms
  • Rearing of aquaculture animals
  • Organisms collected in the wild
  • Taxonomic services

Organisms, cultures, strains, specific cell lines, tissues, tissue cultures and their DNA are available on-site or remotely; proper conditions are respected for shipment (e.g. use of dry ice). Taxonomic identification (classical and molecular) is offered through specialised services and professional taxonomists.

Conformity with regulations

EMBRC guarantees conformity with national and international regulations concerning collection, maintenance/cultivation and shipping of biological resources. Ethical standards and nature conservation requirements limit the availability and/or types of research on certain species such as mammals, turtles and those on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Strict adherence to ethical standards and 3R policies (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is ensured.