The ESFRI-project EU-OPENSCREEN, currently consisting of 21 partners from 14 countries, is preparing the implementation of a pan-Euro- pean infrastructure that supports the develop- ment of novel chemical research tools for the Life Sciences community by providing trans- national open-access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resourc- es and expertise.
EU-OPENSCREEN will offer all services neces- sary for the development of chemical research tools for Life Sciences, including the building of a unique European compounds library, the discovery of bioactive substances by high-throughput screening of this library, chem- ical hit optimization and broad bio-profiling.
EU-OPENSCREEN will operate as a distrib- uted network of service sites offering a wide range of expertise. NOR-OPENSCREEN, one of the 20 specialized screening sites, is the Norwegian partner in EU-OPENSCREEN. NOR-OPENSCREEN can provide a 17000+1200 compounds library to users from academia and SMEs, and will have access to the future EU-OPENSCREEN library. NOR-OPENSCREEN is coordinated by the Chemical Biology Plat- form (Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, BiO) and includes complementing units in Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (SINTEF, Materials and Chemistry) and Tromsø (Marbio).