These data banks are freely available to the wider scientific community. A somewhat different enterprise involves the creation of a series of internet articles (virtual chapters) on plant polysaccharides primarily for teaching purposes.
Several actions contribute to foster an attractive image for young people. These actions are guided by a local and national plan with contributions from the general public and young scholars and by active participation to demonstarte the breadth of Science and meetings with the scientific media.
From the range of research themes under investigaton and the number of players participating in the researches, Cermav can probably be considered to be one of the most important European research structures in the field of carbohydrate and polysaccharide research.