EU-LIFE is an alliance that gathers fourteen renowned European research centres in life sciences.

Partners in EU-LIFE operate with similar principles of excellence, external review, integrity and independence, competitiveness, internationality, and social responsibility.

EU-LIFE partners believe that they can join forces to better address complex questions in research, training and research management, thereby contributing to pushing European science forward.

Specific working groups join efforts, share best practices, brainstorm, and design common activities in areas of common interest such as technology transfer, international collaboration, translational research, science communication, competitive funding strategies, recruitment, and training. 

EU-LIFE has been established as a voice for research institutes in European policy, currently participating in the two stakeholders’ platforms that advise regularly Commissioner Moedas and European Commission’s DG RTD – the Open Science Policy Platform and the European Research Area Stakeholders’ platform.