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National resources: Cyprus


This page provides a general overview of national resources and initiatives on research data management (RDM) in Cyprus


The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) is the national authority in charge of supporting and promoting research, technological development and innovation in Cyprus.


The Cypurs National Policy of the Republic of Cyprus for Open Science Practices (PDF document) was recently revised to include research data management and planning.

The Cyprus National Bioethics Committee (document EEBK3). All medical records and biological material are kept under secure conditions at a specially prepared Biobank suite with absolute confidentiality and protection of sensitive data of personal character, in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Domain-specific infrastructures or resources

The Cyprus National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe – NI4OS Europe, aims to be a core contributor to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) service portfolio, commit to EOSC governance and ensure inclusiveness on the European level for enabling global Open Science

The Cyprus Institite of Neurology and Genetics (CING) acted as a hub for COVID-19 data during the pandemic. CING was involved in biosample collection and high-throughput data analysis of samples using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

The development of the Cyprus Biobank came with the success in funding by the European Commission in the framework of program H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2018-2019: Teaming Phase 2, for €15mi for 7 years. The project is entitled: Biobanking and the Cyprus Human Genome Project. The project is supplemented by another €15mi by the Government of Cyprus and another €8mi by the University of Cyprus for a duration of 15 years, October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2034. It aims to upgrade the current infrastructure into a Center of Excellence in Biobanking and Biomedical Research.