New Open Lab initiative to connect researchers

Are you looking for new opportunities to exchange ideas and interact more closely with other research groups?

The aim of the Open Lab Initiative is to connect CRUK Centre Network research groups with mutual or complementary interests and expertise, from across the UK, to spark creative discussions, generate novel scientific ideas, and establish new research collaborations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.

The Open Lab Initiative removes all the fuss and hassle from finding new research collaborators – our proprietary matching algorithms and Open Register make meeting your ideal research partner a breeze!

Simply sign up to join the Initiative using our online webform and within 5 working days we’ll match you to another research group to hold a joint virtual group meeting or journal club. Alternatively, you can add your research group to our Open Register to allow others to match with you directly.

For more information and to sign up, please see:

The Open Lab Initiative is currently in its pilot phase, and is open to research groups at CRUK Major Centres in London, Manchester and Cambridge. A full, Centres Network-wide launch will take place in a few weeks’ time.

We have already had a great response from research groups across the four Centres and the first matched meetings are due to take place this week!

Sign up now to be part of the Open Lab Initiative!