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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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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

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BBMRI-ERIC provides tools and expertise concerning 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.

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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