Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) is a non-profit association that aims to bring together scientists, technical and administrative staff working in or in close association with shared resource laboratories, such as core facilities (CFs), and research infrastructures. It is committed to be a platform to network, discuss emerging methods or technologies, exchange information on benchmarks and best practice, and to support career development of its members at all stages of their working life from young trainees to senior personnel. CTLS will promote and advocate the added value in establishing open shared resource laboratories as platforms for efficient and productive high-tech scientific research. CTLS will work to educate the public and European policy makers about the pivotal importance of such centers of expertise in modern life sciences research. It will play a pro-active role in shaping of the future European ecosystem of Infrastructures and facilities in life sciences in a bottom-up open and transparent environment.
We will pursue these goals by: