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BBMRI-ERIC connects

to a series of tools and services for the pursuance of tasks and activities of the research infrastructure and provides expertise relevant to biobanking products.

Discover our Services

Quality Management

If we want researchers to be able to produce reliable findings, we need to make sure that they have access to high-quality samples. As a European research infrastructure, our ultimate goal is to make samples comparable across different countries and different biobanking systems. To that end, BBMRI-ERIC provides a range of quality management services catering to different needs.

Self-Assessment Survey

The BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management service is 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. The BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management service is co-funded within SPIDIA4P, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733112.

ELSI

BBMRI-ERIC supports the biobanking community by facilitating compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice standards. Given that the proper consideration of ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) is key to any biobanking activity, we provide services and tools for researchers who would like to be informed of ELSI matters or have specific ELSI questions.

Directory

The BBMRI-ERIC Directory comes with interesting new features that allow for a fine-grained and more accurate representation of biobanking infrastructure: collections and biobank networks. Based on the MIABIS 2.0 standard, the biobanks now only describe the institutional aspects of biobanks, while all the samples and data are provided via collections embedded in biobanks.

Sample/Data Negotiator

A service for requesters and biobanks to negotiate access to samples and data sets. The Negotiator focuses on making communication between a high number of requesters and biobanks as efficient as possible.

Tools

As an organisation providing expertise and specific tools to the biobanking community, BBMRI-ERIC recommends the following tools:

MIABIS

MIABIS community standard MIABIS 2.0 represents the minimum information required to initiate collaborations between biobanks and to enable the exchange of biological samples and data. The aim is to facilitate the reuse of bio-resources and associated data by harmonising biobanking and biomedical research.

Annual Biobanking Conference

Europe Biobank Week will take place in
Antwerp, Belgium, from 4 until 7 September 2018.

Standardisation

BBMRI-ERIC Quality Policy The Partner Charter defines the most important cornerstones for the participation of biobanks or biological resource centres (Partner) that are associated with BBMRI-ERIC to foster scientific excellence, guarantee interoperability, and compliance with ethical and legal requirements. (Find out more in our FAQ section “What is the BBMRI-ERIC Partner Charter?”)

Sample/Data Locator

A service to locate samples and data sets hosted by the biobanks that are of interest to the requesters. The Locator will allow for detailed, privacy-preserving, multi-criteria search of samples and data sets, while also respecting the degree of control required by the biobank infrastructure operators. This will also include the development of connectors to interface to the information systems of biobanks.

Expert Centre

CBmed, an Austrian funded competence center, links excellent research infrastructure, scientific expertise, medical knowledge, national and international industry partners for systematic medical biomarker research.

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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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