Vision, mission & strategy

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

Our vision

BCCM, your 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.