Name: RECETOX Research Infrastructure

Institution: Masaryk University

Coordinator: prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.,


RECETOX RI enables research on both environmental and human health risks related to environmental contamination, and supports the safe management of chemicals. The existing and newly built capacities of the RECETOX RI core facilities offer a wide range of expertise needed for making environmental impact assessments for a variety of users. They provide access to analytical, chemical, biological, and toxicological laboratories, the environmental monitoring networks MONET (Monitoring NETworks), population studies CELSPAC (Central European Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children), and related data sources. They allow for the presentation of external data through the GENASIS (Global ENvironmental ASsessment and Information System) information platforms. The capacities for data analysis, interpretation and modelling are also available together with advanced biostatics and bioinformatics offering a portfolio of services to users from both the academic and private sectors in the Czech Republic and abroad. The comprehensive interdisciplinary approach taken by RECETOX RI is unique in the European context. RECETOX RI offers capacities for the assessment of environmental impacts on human health, a platform for the development of innovative methods, know-how and technology transfer, teaching and consulting. The education and training activities of RECETOX RI at all levels of higher education improve the quality and professional readiness of its graduates. The training courses, workshops, and the international summer schools are also organized for attendees from universities, research institutes, health facilities, industrial enterprises, regional and state authorities, ministries, governments and international organisations. RECETOX RI is associated with the Czech nodes of the ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure), ELIXIR (European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information), and BBMRI-ERIC (Biobanks and Biomolecular Resources Infrastructure) European research infrastructures. It coordinates the EIRENE (European Environmental Exposure Assessment Network) project for the updated ESFRI Roadmap, and the GEO (Global Earth Observation) initiative GOS4POPs (Global Observation System for Persistent Organic Pollutants). It also contributes to the implementation and management of joint European programmes such as HBM4EU (Human Biomonitoing for Europe) and ERA PLANET (European Network for Observing our Changing Planet).