Towards the standardisation of life sciences
tandards represent important drivers in the life-sciences and technology transfer because they guarantee that data become accessible, shareable and comparable along the value chain. CHARME has been aimed at merging the different standardisation initiatives in the field with a particular reference to systems biology, and thus avoiding too many different solutions being generated in parallel and that are neither compatible nor suitable for large-scale approaches.
CHARME stands for Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research, and this initiative is funded through COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The action started in March 2016 and finished recently, in April 2020, with the collaboration of a total of 26 countries.
On the 2 March 2020, COST Action CHARME held its final conference in Brussels.