Transnational Accesses

Trees4Future aims to support forest research and help the European forestry and wood industries develop sustainable solutions for the future in the context of climate change, by improving and facilitating access to state-of-the-art research facilities throughout Europe. These include databanks, biobanks, models and decision-support systems, laboratories and other facilities.

The Transnational Access programme offers external users free access to the 28 Trees4Future specialised research structures and facilities. More details below.

Final deadlines for T4F applications, 1st stage 31 Oct 2015, 2nd stage 30 Nov 2015

Genetics, Genomics and Tree Breeding

DNA extraction from leaf
Image: AIT

(Eco-)Physiology and Biotechnology

Image: Inga Nielsen, Fotolia

Wood Science and Technology

Image: Victor Zastol'skiy, Fotolia

Modelling / Data Analysis

Image: Forest map of Europe, EFI

The list of research structures and facilities can be filtered on the search page.

The Call for Access to Trees4Future infrastructures is now closed.

Trees4Future offers two types of access to the facilities:

  1. site visit: visiting and using the facilities under expert guidance. Trees4Future contributes to users' travel (up to 450 € per visit) and subsistence costs, see application process.
  2. remote access: currently IDPAN Carbohydrate Analysis Laboratory offers remote access to its infrastructure - you can e.g. send samples for analysis, see application process. Other facilities may offer remote access during the course of the project - details will be added to this page and the specific facility pages as the information is made available.

In addition access to several on-line databases/information services is promoted through the Trees4Future project: EVOLTREE, TREEBREEDEX and EFI Virtual library databases. The databases/information services are free to access after registration. Users do not need to go through the application procedure to use these facilities. However, users should just mention that they have found out about the databases via Trees4Future when registering to use the databases.

Find out what Trees4Future applicants think about their visits.