The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) was granted the legal status of ERIC (European Research Consortium) by the European Commission on 16 June 2022.
With this decision, MMRI-ERIC becomes the 24th established ERIC since 2011. Its statutory seat is located in Braga, Portugal. The other founding members are Belgium, France, Latvia and Spain.
MIRRI is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity. MIRRI-ERIC will improve complementarity, reduce redundancy and increase the capacity of Microbial domain Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs) to preserve microbial materials.