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Governing Board

Governing Board
The main governance instance of CRB-Anim. It monitors the activity of the project and define its strategy.

Composition : 8 partners of the project + Institut de l’Elevage (node manager of the national cryobank ) + University of Tours + Ministry of agriculture + the chair of the agronomic committee of CCRB (MESR) + a representative of the directors’committee of the 4 national veterinary schools ENV (president of EVF) + the chair of scientific committee + the chair of stakeholders forum


  • monitor progress of the WPs: WPs leaders will be regularly invited.
  • Validate decision on equipments
  • Validate technical and quality improvements
  • Validate the design and implementation plan of the Web portal
  • Validate decision to distribute samples and establish contract
  • Validate the cost calculation method for storing and distributing samples
  • Validate decision to include new large collections
  • Examine organisations in secondary sites to optimize sampling for genomic BRCs
  • Validate decision to discard collections of poor quality
  • Debate new regulatory issues prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and update sampling and storing procedures accordingly
  • Validate communication strategy
  • Launch the procedure to renew the scientific committee and the stakeholders’ forum at the end of phase 1 (4 years)
  • Define the conditions for the entrance of new BRCs in CRB-Anim network
  • Consult the scientific committee and the stakeholders forum before validating the admission of new BRCs

Emerging collections have already been identified that could be ready to join CRB-Anim in the next 2 to 4 years

    • BRC for livestock in the tropics (INRA-CIRAD, Guadeloupe)
    • FeliDNA, a cat biobank on the model of Cani-DNA
    • Local collections associated with phenotyping infrastructures

For that step, CRB-Anim will be in contact with the human Biobanques infrastructure about the evaluation procedure for BRCs to be prepared with AERES. A requirement will be to have the CCRB label and to show conformity with the BRC AFNOR norm.

GB will be chaired by the project coordinator and meet every 3 months. The project coordinator will hold a visio-conference with node managers to prepare the agenda of each meeting. The financial manager of partner 1 (Christelle Gerardin) and the coordinator will prepare the financial reports of the project in cooperation with the financial managers of each partner receiving funds from ANR : Fabienne Prevot (partner 2) Nathalie Huet (partner 3) Hughes Hervé (partner 4) Dominique Monlong (partner 5) and Catherine Ruffier des Aimes (partner 8).