The Belgian Biodiversity Platform has developed this searchable tool and interface in order to provide an overview of the existing Biodiversity Research Infrastructures (BRIs) that are available to the Belgian scientific community.

This initiative builds on a previous mapping exercise of BRIs in Europe undertaken in the context of BiodivERsA.

The infrastructures that have been included here meet the following criteria:

  • They fall under the definition of a Research Infrastructure (as defined by the European Commission)
  • They focus on biodiversity and ecosystems research
  • They are available to or useful for Belgian scientists

We intend to make this list as complete as possible, although all existing infrastructures have not been explored yet. Please let us know if you would like to see a RI added to this list (provided it meets the criteria cited above).


You can use the free text search and filter options (on the left) to find specific BRIs. The list can be refined by selecting one or several options in the following categories:

  • Type of infrastructure (you will find examples under the different types)
  • Taxa
  • Ecosystems
  • Geographical coverage


Clicking on the name of the BRI will lead you to an individual webpage with detailed information about the infrastructure.


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