vLab & Innovation Centre

The Virtual Laboratories and Innovations Centre is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


The Virtual Laboratories and Innovations Centre coordinates and manages requirements and needs analysis, the design and implementation of scientific case studies and the products of the LifeWatch ERIC Virtual Laboratories.



These e-Labs are implemented and deployed via the LifeWatch ERIC distributed ICT e-Infrastructure facilities and made accessible through the Service Centre to the Biodiversity Scientific Community.

This procedure guarantees the overall coherence of the Research Infrastructure by promoting synergies regarding the semantic interoperability of data, services and final users.

The Virtual Laboratories and Innovations Centre is responsible for the implementation of the virtual research environment, creating the environment for open-source cooperation, and offers scientific support for the construction of specific prioritised Virtual Laboratories across Europe.

Contacts details

Interim Director
Peter H. van Tienderen


Phone Number
+31 525 78 96