About the open lab

The Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation (TCOLF), created in 2010, allows independent researchers to access GSK facilities, resources and expertise to help them advance their own research into diseases of the developing world. The Foundation is overseen by a Governing Board of leading scientists and provides funding and support to researchers to help them develop and advance ideas that could lead to new medicines to treat diseases of the developing world. Researchers supported by the Foundation are encouraged to share their work to ensure their discoveries are also available to other researchers. With over 50 projects in the portfolio, TCOLF activities are starting to bear fruit in terms of publications, validation of novel therapeutic modalities, promising lead optimisation programs and leveraged funding from third party agencies.