Babes-Bolyai University

INSPIRE Platform InfoBioNano4Health & Biomedical Imaging

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
INSPIRE Platform InfoBioNano4Health & Biomedical Imaging

INSPIRE Platform InfoBioNano4Health & Biomedical Imaging

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca


The INSPIRE Platform is an integrated research infrastructure of the three flagship institutes of the Babeș-Bolyai University, strategic in itself and as a support for the UBBMed-School of Health:

(1) International Institut for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health (the BrainQ Platform);

(2) Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nano-Sciences;

(3) National Center for Magnetic Rezonance.

The INSPIRE Platform is based on several major grants, key of them being the INSPIRE project and the RICI project.

The INSPIRE Platform includes state of the art biomedical imagining, like:

(1) 3 and 7 tesla MRI, for clinical analyses;

(2) 7 and 11.6 tesla MRI for preclinical analyses;

(3) other top biomedical infrastructure and associated labs (see for details here and here).

Address: No. 11, Arany Janos St., Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania.

Contact: Dr. Ruben Nechifor, Scientific Secretary of the INSPIRE Platform –


The key mission of the INSPIRE Platform is to support multi/inter/transdisciplinary advanced research, based on the state of the art biomedical imagining infrastructure.

HOW TO ACCESS the infrastructures of the INSPIRE Platform:

(1) Those interested to access the centers/labs. on the INSPIRE Platform should contact the coordinator of each Center, by providing info. about:

(1a) the proposed project (e.g., at least the title and an extended abstract);

(1b) CVs of the main PIs;

(1c) the targeted labs.;

(1d) the expected mechanism of the proposed collaboration: (1) independent paid time; (2) partially paid time and joint projects; (3) joint projects.

(2) The coordinator of each Center will consult with the coordinators of the targeted labs. and the final decision will be taken together. Considering the strategic infrastructure of the lab, the decision can be also discussed in the Board of the Institute in which the Center is located.

(3) If the access time is limited, there are priorities regarding the projects of the internal teams, the teams of the larger INSPIRE Platform, and strategic collaborators of UBB.