The O|2 Lab Building at the VU Campus in Amsterdam is one of the first academic buildings in the Netherlands that was developed for a specific research theme: Human Life Sciences. As of January 2016, the building will house researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and the VU University Medical Centre (VUmc), conducting fundamental and applied scientific and medical research.

The building will give researchers access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and will also allow partners to rent office and laboratory space. This will contribute to the efficient use of high-end research facilities and promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration within the common theme of Human Life Sciences.