The composition of core facilities forming the Research Infrastructure provides the basis for the implementation of interdisciplinary research projects which incorporate:
- Analysis of a wide spectrum of anthropogenic and natural toxins in various environmental and biological matrices
- Long-term environmental and population studies
- Development of comprehensive software tools for data management, analysis, interpretation, and visualization
In 2010, RECETOX RI was incorporated into the Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures of the Czech Republic, supported by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
RECETOX RI also participated in the establishment of the Czech national Node of ACTRIS RI (ESFRI RI).
At present, RECETOX aims to create a new distributed research infrastructure in the field of environmental exposure assessment at European level (ESFRI).
RECETOX Research Infrastructure in 2018
3 core facilities
The RECETOX Research Infrastructure is divided into three core facilities providing professional services.
60 % of users were external
Almost two thirds of infrastructure users come from foreign or other national research institutions.
855 person-days a 9000+ analyses
implemented by external user and for external users in open access mode
participated in the training, workshops, and other events organized by the research infrastructure
The RECETOX Laboratories comprise the Trace Analytical Laboratories, Omics labs, and Environmental monitoring networks. The laboratories follow established analytical methods and strict quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) measures, utilizing advanced equipment and techniques for sampling, extraction, fractionation, purification, and analysis.
In 2014, RECETOX established a third core facility - the population studies research platform, responsible for implementing population studies such as the CELSPAC, ELSPAC, and TNG (The New Generation). The core facility manages large-sale epidemiological databases and the new biobank for future research.
The Information systems core facility offers software tools for management, analysis, interpretation and visualization of environmental data. It includes a tool for joint analysis and visualization of environmental contamination data (GENASIS Information system) and a unit offering integrated data analysis and services in the field of bioinformatics, biostatistics and indentification of biomarker, which follows experimental work.
Non-analytical laboratory capacities
The capacities of accredited Trace analysis laboratories are complemented by distributed capacities of specialized laboratories supporting research in the areas of photochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, toxicology and protein engineering. Access to these laboratories is follows the same rules as access to the above-mentioned core facilities.
Information for Open Access Research Infrastructure Users is available in the For Users section.