Dr. Michael Raess, biologist and research manager. After his PhD and a postdoc position in the field of behavioral physiology at Max-Planck he changed in 2008 to the Helmholtz Zentrum München as lead project manager for the INFRAFRONTIER Preparatory Phase and head of the INFRAFRONTIER Project Office. INFRAFRONTIER is the European Research Infrastructure for the development, phenotyping, archiving, and distribution of model mammalian genomes. In 2010 he received a MSc degree in „Science Communications and Marketing“ of the Technical University in Berlin. Since 2014 he is Head of General Management of the INFRAFRONTIER GmbH, the management and coordination unit of the INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure. Michael Raess is leading the WP5 - Common access solutions in the CORBEL project and is chairing the CORBEL Quality Management Expert Network.