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‘Biobanks (and Biomolecular Resources Centres)’ means collections,
repositories and distribution centres of all types of human biological
samples, such as blood, tissues, cells or DNA and/or related data such
as associated clinical and research data, as well as biomolecular resources,
including model- and micro-organisms that might contribute to the
understanding of the physiology and diseases of humans.

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Data in Question: a Survey on ELSI Challenges in Biobank-Based Research

GDPR Code of Conduct

About us

BBMRI-ERIC shall establish, operate and develop a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources in order to facilitate the access to resources as well as facilities and to support high quality biomolecular and medical research. BBMRI-ERIC operates on a non-economic basis.

BBMRI-ERIC is set up as a distributed research infrastructure in most, if not all European Member States. BBMRI-ERIC consists of 19 Member States and one International Organisation, making it one of the largest research infrastructures in Europe.

Members: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Observer Countries: Cyprus, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, IARC/WHO

Common Service ELSI

As the proper consideration of ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) is key to any biobanking activity, the Common Service ELSI is considered a key asset of BBMRI-ERIC. The Common Service ELSI aims to facilitate and support cross-border exchanges of human biological resources and data attached for research uses, collaborations and sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices.

Common Service IT

BBMRI-ERIC provides tools and expertise, as well as knowledge and experience sharing on information technologies (IT) for biobanks and research on biomolecular resources.

Quality Management

BBMRI-ERIC provides tools and expertise, as well as knowledge and experience sharing on quality management for biobanks and research on biomolecular resources.

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