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RARE is a research infrastructure on the national roadmap.

Access to a wide variety of resources. 

The resources conserved by the RARe CRBs constitute both a heritage, the result of years of research, innovation and development, and an asset for conducting future research designed to meet major research challenges, whether fundamental (knowledge of living organisms, individuals or ecosystems, understanding the dynamics of biodiversity) or targeted (adaptation to climate change, ecosystem services, food, health, biotechnology).

Five networks of BRCs conserving genetic, genomic, and biological resources assembled and characterized by research :
  • animals,
  • model or cultivated plants,
  • wild species related to domestic servants,
  • forest trees,
  • micro-organisms of agronomic or agri-food interest,

RARe aims to improve the national visibility of the biological resources hosted by the CRBs that constitute it and to facilitate their use by a large number of researchers, from the agronomic community as well as other communities, at national and European level.


The capacity to maintain a wide variety of well-documented resources, to collect new ones, to contribute to their characterization, to distribute them and to manage associated data places the RARe CRBs at the heart of numerous research programmes aimed at exploring living organisms and ecosystems as well as at enhancing biodiversity for agriculture and industry, food, the environment and health. The infrastructure generates interdisciplinary and transversal scientific animation in several fields of application.


RARe's added value consists in pooling skills, harmonising practices, encouraging comparative biology projects and proposing a single entry portal to facilitate access to well-documented samples, taking into account the regulatory context which varies with the biological nature of resources, for health aspects as well as for legal aspects, and with the partnership policies of research organisations. RARe will provide organisational support to its members in the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation

RARe on the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2021

The General Directorate of Research and Innovation of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) announced on October 11, 2021...
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