Vision, mission & strategy

The BCCM consortium joints 7 decentralised biological resource centres with complementary expertise.

Our vision

To be a solution partner for providing services of quality in microbial and genetic resources for academia and industry.


Our mission

The BCCM consortium aims to

  • acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources,
  • identify and characterize these biological materials,
  • offer customer-oriented services,
  • increase the understanding of microorganisms and their function in ecosystems,
  • foster the application of biological resources.


Our strategy


  • continues to upgrade its service portfolio and scientific expertise,
  • develops a powerful data management system,
  • runs a multi-site ISO 9001 quality management system,
  • fosters (inter)national collaboration, linkage and exchange,
  • complies with (inter)national regulations regarding the handling of microbial and genetic resources.