Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) is a non-profit association that brings together scientists, technical and administrative staff working at or in close association with shared resource laboratories, such as core facilities (CFs), technological platforms and research infrastructures. CTLS provides a platform to network, discuss emerging methods or technologies, exchange information on benchmarks and best practices, and to support career development of its members at all stages of their working life, from young trainees to senior personnel.
To promote and advocate the added value of open shared resource laboratories as platforms for efficient and productive high-tech scientific research;
to educate the public and European policy makers about the importance of such centers of expertise in modern life sciences;
to shape the future European ecosystem of infrastructures and facilities in a bottom-up open and transparent manner.