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Making New Treatments Possible

BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer quality management services, support with ethical, legal and societal issues, and a number of online tools and software solutions. Ultimately, our goal is to make new treatments possible.
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Ethical, legal and societal issues

How does the EU General Data Protection Regulation affect health research? Have I addressed all relevant topics in the compulsory Ethics Self-Assessment section of my proposal? We have a team of experts from all over Europe that offer guidance on ethical, legal, and societal issues (ELSI) that biobankers and researchers may encounter.
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The GDPR and Health Research

Now that the new EU General Data Protection Regulation has entered into force, there are a lot of question marks around the use of data in health research. For this reason, BBMRI-ERIC has launched an initiative to draft a code of conduct for health research.
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Quality Management

If we want researchers to be able to produce reliable findings, we need to make sure that they have access to samples and data of appropriate, defined quality. As a European research infrastructure, our ultimate goal is to make samples comparable across different countries and different biobanking systems.
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Search samples and data online

We are operating the world’s largest biobank catalogue – the BBMRI-ERIC Directory. Anyone can use it to identify candidate biobanks to get access to samples and data sets
December 5th, 2018

Europe Biobank Week 2019

Europe Biobank Week 2019 will take place in Lübeck, Germany, from October 8 until 11. More details on the speakers, the programme, etc. will follow soon. Subscri ... read more


November 27th, 2018

Assembly of Members Approves Work Programme 2019

BBMRI-ERIC held its 12th Assembly of Members in Breukelen, the Netherlands, on November 13, 2018. The Assembly of Members is one of the governing bodies of BBMRI- ... read more


November 26th, 2018

Data Management: A Critical Step in Genomics Research

Genetic profiles of patients suffering from cancer or a rare disease are routinely created and interpreted nowadays. It is not uncommon for patients to have their ... read more


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Webinar 17 Jan 2019

BBMRI-ERIC Webinar: Data Quality for Biobanks

Title: Data Quality for Biobanks Speaker: Johann Eder Date: 17 January 2019 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. CET Click here to register for this webinar. Subscribe to our ... read more


November 23rd, 2018

BBMRI.at presents: the KIWI Cohort

This month, our Austrian Node, BBMRI.at, presents an outstanding sample collection hosted by Biobank Graz. The KIWI* cohort consists of body fluids and data that ... read more


November 23rd, 2018

GBN and GBA Receive Feedback from SEAB

“The SEAB congratulates GBN and GBA for their extraordinary achievements and the work completed over the past year,” said Dr Fay Betsou at the meeting of the ... read more


November 22nd, 2018

Using Data in Medical Research: the Latvian Experience

On 16 November 2018, the Latvian National Node of BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.LV, organised a seminar titled “Use of data in medical research in Latvia: experience and fu ... read more


November 22nd, 2018

Governing Research-Based Biobanks in Latvia

In November, the Institute for Clinical and Preventive Medicine at the University of Latvia received a grant from the Latvian Council of Science for a project tit ... read more



This website was co-funded within ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676550.
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