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The National Research Council (CNR) is a linked third party in force of the statute of the Italian Joint Research Unit (JRU) MIRRI-IT aimed at the implementation of the Italian node of MIRRI-ERIC. The JRU is hosted by the University of Turin. CNR is the largest public research facility in Italy. Since 1989, the CNR has been recognised as a research organisation, with the mission to carry out research projects, promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, internationalisation of the national research system, and provide technologies and solutions to emerging needs in the public and private sector. The different Departments of CNR hold important collections of microorganisms (i.e. the Agro-food Microbial Culture Collection ITEM that host more than 13000 strains or the IBP Collection of bacteria from extreme environment. CNR aims to support in the implementation of joint activities aimed at consolidation, strengthening and expansion of the MIRRI research infrastructure, both at national and European level, and its impact in terms of science and innovation, even participating jointly or individually to research funding programmes. It is an internationally recognised biobank with specific skills and expertise, very useful for the project and a member of the European Culture Collection Organization (ECCO) and the World Federation Culture Collection (WFCC).