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Prague 26 May 2020 29 May

Precision Diagnostics Europe 2020 – a SPIDIA4P Conference

Precision Diagnostics Europe 2020 is the first European conference focusing on the new CEN and ISO guidelines in molecular diagnostics and the new CE-IVDR Europea ...read more


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Amsterdam 10 Feb 2020 11 Feb

5th European Conference on Clinical Research in Amsterdam

Science, Technology and Regulations Coming Together for Better Patients’ Health Why attend? Up to date topics contributing to improvement of patients’ ...read more


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28 Nov 2019

BBMRI-ERIC Webinar – Biobanks and registries – what’s the difference?

Title: Biobanks and registries – what’s the difference? Speaker: Dr Mary Wang, Fondazione Telethon in Italy Date and Time: 28 November 2019,  14:00-15:0 ...read more


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Nottingham 19 Nov 2019

UK Biobanking Showcase in Nottingham

Now in its fifth year, the UK Biobanking Showcase is the premier event of its kind in the UK and has proven to be a successful and popular forum for biobankers, a ...read more


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La Palma (Canary Islands) 06 Nov 2019 08 Nov

ESFRI Workshop on the Future of Research Infrastructures in the European Research Area

With the next Roadmap of European Research Infrastructures, foreseen for publication in 2021, ESFRI will end the second cycle of its Roadmaps, comprising also th ...read more


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Webinar 22 Oct 2019

BBMRI.ELSI Webinar: Completing the Ethics Self-Assessment for H2020 Proposals – Introduction Part I

Working in close collaboration with the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector at DG Research & Innovation, we are launching an ELSI webinar series on the Ethic ...read more


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Webinar 15 Oct 2019

GBN Webinar: Data Quality and Provenance

The German Biobank Node invites all interested parties to their IT webinar on Data Quality & Provenance! Join the webinar here: https://global.gotomeeting.com ...read more


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Lübeck 08 Oct 2019 11 Oct

Europe Biobank Week 2019 in Lübeck, Germany – Register Now!

Join us in beautiful Lübeck, Germany, from 8-11 October for Europe Biobank Week 2019!    Europe Biobank Week 2019 will be held on 8-11 October a ...read more


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Webinar 30 Sep 2019

Webinar IV: Using BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory

BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory gives access to over 600 biobanks and 100,000,000 samples across Europe. How can you use our tool to find samples quickly and effecti ...read more


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Spetses, Greece 23 Sep 2019 27 Sep

COST Clinimark Training School

The COST Clinimark Training Workshop is taking place from 23-27 September 2019 at the Spetses Hotel, Greece!  The quest for novel biomarkers is a popular resear ...read more


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Webinar 26 Aug 2019

Webinar III: Using BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory

BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory gives access to over 600 biobanks and 100,000,000 samples across Europe. How can you use our tool to find samples quickly and effecti ...read more


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Webinar 26 Jun 2019

BBMRI-ERIC Directory Webinar II

BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory gives access to 568 biobanks and 100,000,000 samples across Europe. Join BBMRI-ERIC’s Director General, Erik Steinfelder, on We ...read more


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Tallinn 20 Jun 2019

Building Open Science in Europe

The Road Ahead for EU Member States and the EOSC Community eInfraCentral invites researchers from public and private sectors, e-infrastructure service providers, ...read more


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Webinar 19 Jun 2019

UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2019

Register Today! The UK Biobank Scientific Conference is taking place at the QEII Conference Centre, London, on Wednesday, the 19th June.  The event is open to he ...read more


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Gothenburg 15 Jun 2019 18 Jun

European Human Genetics Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

BBMRI-ERIC’s ELSI data paper will be presented at this conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gunnar Houge, President of the European Society of Human Genetics, ...read more


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06 Jun 2019

Symposium: AI & Machine Learning for Digital Pathology

From Biobanks to Knowledge Banks AI in pathology is very promising, e.g. deep learning even exceeds human performance in specific cases. However, in the context o ...read more


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Webinar 03 Jun 2019

Webinar on the use of BBMRI-ERIC’s directory

BBMRI-ERIC’s Directory gives access to 568 biobanks and 100.000.000 samples across Europe. How to use our tool? That’s what Erik Steinfelder, Director ...read more


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Alcalá de Henares / Spain 22 May 2019 24 May

Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference, which will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, from May 22 till 24, 201 ...read more


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Paris 20 May 2019

International Clinical Trials Day 2019: Patient stratification studies: challenges and opportunities

International Clinical Trials Day 2019: Patient stratification studies: challenges and opportunities    The European Clinical Research Infrastructure Networ ...read more


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Madrid / Spain 03 Apr 2019 05 Apr

European Chemical Biology Symposium: 6-ECBS/LS-EuChemS

The 6th ECBS/LS-EuChemS meeting  is set to take place in Madrid from April 3-5, 2019. Jointly organised by EuChemS and EU-OPENSCREEN, the event brings toget ...read more


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Webinar 03 Apr 2019

BBMRI-ERIC Webinar – Material and Data Transfer Agreements (MTA/ DTA)

Title: Material and Data Transfer Agreements (MTA/DTA) Speaker: Dr Olga Tzortzatou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens Date and Time: 3 Apri ...read more


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Basel / Switzerland 28 Mar 2019

Clinimark

“Translating biomarker candidates from discovery to the clinic remains a challenge. This second symposium organised by the Clinimark project will examine ho ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 05 Mar 2019

Save the date: SPIDIA4P event

Save the date: On the 5th March 2019, the SPIDIA4P project consortium will organise an event at the European Parliament in Brussels. Hosted by MEP Gesine Meissner ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 05 Feb 2019 06 Feb

ISBER Biospecimen Research Symposium

ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, will hold its 2nd Biospecimen Research Symposium in Berlin on February 5th and 6th ...read more


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Utrecht / Netherlands 17 Jan 2019

Health-RI conference

The 4th Health-RI conference will be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Health-RI is the Dutch infrastructure for personalized medic ...read more


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Webinar 17 Jan 2019

BBMRI.QM Webinar #5

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


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Rio de Janeiro / Brazil 15 Jan 2019 17 Jan

Biobanking Workshop in Latin America

As part of our efforts to support biobanking in different regions of the world, we are organising a biobanking workshop in Rio de Janeiro in early 2019. We believ ...read more


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Milano / Italy 14 Jan 2019 15 Jan

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC Workshop: Science and Society

Research and innovation lie at the heart of Europe’s economic strategy and make a critical contribution to the development of its society and cultures. They are ...read more


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06 Dec 2018

CORBEL Webinar 06.12.2018

Webinar title: BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Services for basic and applied research on human specimens Speaker: Andrea Wutte, BBMRI-ERIC Date: 6 December 2018, 1 ...read more


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Bengaluru / India 05 Dec 2018 07 Dec

14th World Congress of Bioethics

Applications for bursaries for the 14th World Congress of Bioethics are open now and can be submitted until September 15. The 14th World Congress of Bioethics an ...read more


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Webinar 04 Dec 2018

BBMRI.QM Webinar #4

State-of-the-Art Next-Generation Sequencing Speaker: Ivo Gut, Director of the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico Register here   More information to the ...read more


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Graz / Austria 28 Nov 2018 30 Nov

How to Build a Biobank – Biobank Graz

Biobank Graz, a BBMRI.at partner biobank, is organising the 4th edition of their “How to build a biobank” course. This interactive 3-day-course has b ...read more


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Paris / France 15 Nov 2018

Data Management in Clinical Research

CORBEL, ECRIN an F-CRIN are organising a training course on Data Management in Clinical Research, taking place on 15 November 2018 in Paris. The course is designe ...read more


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Cape Town / South Africa 13 Nov 2018 14 Nov

Ethics of Data Sharing and Biobanking in Health Research

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 13-14 November 2018 on the theme of ‘the ethics of d ...read more


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Webinar 13 Nov 2018

BBMRI.QM Webinar #3

The NEW standard for biobanks “ISO 20387 Biobanking – General requirements for biobanking” and how the BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Service can help with i ...read more


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Utrecht / Netherlands 01 Nov 2018

Partnerships MeetUp 2018

The Partnerships MeetUp brings together anyone who is interested in pioneering medicine through close collaboration. The event offers an inspiring keynote and int ...read more


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Hinxton / UK 29 Oct 2018 30 Oct

Register now for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop will bring together representatives from different RIs to share and learn from real-world experiences in the conte ...read more


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Webinar 23 Oct 2018

BBMRI.QM Webinar #2

European Technical Specifications for the pre-analytical phase become ISO International Standards: an update Speaker: Karl-Friedrich Becker, Professor at the Inst ...read more


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Webinar 23 Oct 2018

CORBEL Webinar: West-Life

Title: West-Life: Lessons learnt from developing a virtual research environment Speaker: Chris Morris (Daresbury Laboratory) Date: October 23, 2018 Time: 15:30 CE ...read more


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Paris / France 15 Oct 2018 16 Oct

Modelling the Mammalian-Microbiota Host Superorganism

It is now well recognised that microbiota play an important role in the development, immunity and physiology of their mammalian host. Considerable progress has be ...read more


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Graz / Austria 11 Oct 2018 12 Oct

ÖPPM – Joining Forces for Personalized Medicine

The Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine (ÖPPM) will hold its 2nd Annual Meeting at the Medical University of Graz on October 11 and 12, 2018. View the p ...read more


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Copenhagen / Denmark 26 Sep 2018 28 Sep

ENCR Scientific Meeting

The ENCR Scientific Meeting and General Assembly provides all European cancer registries with the opportunity to share research findings, discuss cancer registrat ...read more


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Webinar 11 Sep 2018

BBMRI-ERIC QUALITY MANAGEMENT WEBINAR #1

  Date: 11 September 2018 Time: 2-3 p.m. CEST Speaker: Sheng Lin-Gibson, Chief of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, USA National Institute of Stand ...read more


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Webinar 11 Sep 2018

BBMRI.QM Webinar #1

Towards more accurate, reproducible, and robust measurement and analysis of biological samples: International Standardization Efforts within ISO/TC 276 – Biotec ...read more


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Antwerp / Belgium 04 Sep 2018 07 Sep

Europe Biobank Week 2018

Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 4th until the 7th September 2018. Building on the mome ...read more


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Webinar 10 Jul 2018

CORBEL webinar

Title: The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk – Personalising ELSI Support Speaker: Jasjote Grewal (BBMRI-ERIC) Date: July 10, 2018 Time: 15:30 CEST The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI H ...read more


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Amsterdam / Netherlands 04 Jul 2018 06 Jul

CORBEL train-the-trainer workshop & hackathon

This event combines two separate events, a 2-day train-the-trainer workshop and a 1-day course development hackathon. You can choose to attend one or both events, ...read more


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Ghent / Belgium 01 Jul 2018 04 Jul

CTLS 2018 CONGRESS

The Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) Association will host its third biannual congress in Ghent, Belgium, from July 1 until 4, 2018. CTLS2018 will see p ...read more


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21 Jun 2018

06 BBMRI.QM webinar

“Assays for Qualification and Quality Stratification of Clinical Biospecimens Used in Research: A Technical Report from the ISBER Biospecimen Science Workin ...read more


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Webinar 21 Jun 2018

UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2018

The UK Biobank Scientific Conference is taking place at the QEII Conference Centre, London, on the 21st June.  This free event is open to health researchers, ind ...read more


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Webinar 20 Jun 2018

Webinar: The GDPR – Anonymisation / Pseudonymisation

Title: Webinar: The GDPR – Anonymisation/Pseudonymisation Speaker: Irene Schlünder Date: June 20, 2018 Time: 14:00 CEST The European General Data Protection R ...read more


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Groningen / Netherlands 18 Jun 2018 22 Jun

UMCG summer course

The fifth edition of this highly successful summer school explores the fundamentals of biobanking and cohort research. Biobank research involves the use of system ...read more


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Webinar 05 Jun 2018

CORBEL Webinar

Title: Status Update on the Code of Conduct for Health Research Initiative Speaker: Michaela Th. Mayrhofer (BBMRI-ERIC) Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 15:30 CEST The EU ...read more


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28 May 2018

05a BBMRI.QM webinar

“The CEN technical standard for the pre-analytical phase of frozen tissue samples for DNA isolation” Agenda: Welcome at 11.30 a.m. CEST Presentation of t ...read more


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Webinar 22 May 2018

CORBEL Webinar

Title: Quality Management in Distributed Research Infrastructures Speaker: Dr. Michael Raess (INFRAFRONTIER) Date: May 22, 2018 Time: 15:30 CEST Quality Managemen ...read more


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Graz / Austria 16 May 2018

CEN and ISO Standards for Pre-analytical Processes

This one-day  course will introduce the European standards for the pre-analytical processing of human biospecimens (CEN/TC 140 Technical Specifications for Pree ...read more


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Bologna / Italy 16 May 2018 17 May

Sample and Data Banking Course

Organised by Dr. Luca Sangiorgi, CLIBI laboratory and RIT, the Sample and Data Banking course will take place in Bologna, Italy, on May 16 and 17. Registration is ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 03 May 2018

German Biobank Node Workshop

German Biobank Node, our National Node in Germany, is organising a one-day workshop titled “Meine Gene gehören mir” (My Genes Are Mine), scheduled to ...read more


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Izmir / Turkey 02 May 2018 04 May

Biobanking workshop and symposium in Izmir

A training workshop titled “Rare Disease Biobanking” and a symposium titled “Bridging Biobanks in MENA Countries to Promote Research and Healthc ...read more


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Webinar 25 Apr 2018

BBMRI-ERIC Webinar – The GDPR and Health Research

Speaker: Dr Victoria Chico, University of Sheffield Time: 14:00-15:00 (Central European Summer Time) Summary: The enforcement date for the General Data Protection ...read more


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Munich / Germany 23 Apr 2018 24 Apr

CORBEL/AARC AAI Training Workshop

INFRAFRONTIER, work package leader within the CORBEL project, is organising a two-day training event for the developers of the BMS research infrastructures plan ...read more


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Lublin / Poland 19 Apr 2018 20 Apr

The human body in scientific research

BBMRI.pl, our Polish National Node, and the Medical University of Lublin are co-organising a conference titled “The human body in scientific research – philos ...read more


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17 Apr 2018

CORBEL webinar

Speaker: Dr. Mikael Linden (ELIXIR Finland), Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET)   Summary: CORBEL WP5 has specified Life Science AAI, a common service for authentic ...read more


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05 Apr 2018

05 BBMRI.QM webinar

“Intraindividual Temporal miRNA Variability in Serum, Plasma, and White Blood Cell Subpopulations” Agenda:  Welcome Presentation “Intraindivid ...read more


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27 Mar 2018

BBMRI.QM webinar

EDIReX Project: “EurOPDX Distributed Infrastructure for Research on patient-derived cancer Xenografts“   Agenda: Presentation of the EDIReX Project: ...read more


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Ghent / Belgium 23 Mar 2018

Ghent Biobanking Day

Biobanks collect samples and tissues and make them available to researchers. The quality of samples and clinical data stored at biobanks strongly depends on the ...read more


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22 Mar 2018

04 BBMRI.QM webinar

“In vitro diagnostic medical devices – Clinical performance studies using specimens from human subjects – Good study practice”   Agenda: 1.      ...read more


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20 Mar 2018

03 BBMRI.QM webinar

“BBMRI.uk, The Cardiff Biobank and QMS” Agenda: Welcome Presentation “BBMRI.uk, The Cardiff Biobank and QMS”, Christopher Thomas, Quality Manag ...read more


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Innsbruck / Austria 17 Mar 2018

BBMRI.at organises roundtable discussion

BBMRI.at, our Austrian National Node, is currently organising the 5th edition of a series of roundtable discussions involving members of the general public. Title ...read more


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Oslo / Norway 12 Mar 2018 13 Mar

BBMRI.no Biobank Conference

Our Norwegian National Node, BBMRI.no, is organising a biobanking conference in Oslo from March 12 to 13, 2018. Most of the event will be in English, including s ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 01 Mar 2018 02 Mar

EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector

ERA, the Academy of European Law, is organising its annual conference on EU law in the pharmaceutical sector on March 1 and 2 this year. Key topics will include ...read more


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Luxembourg / Luxembourg 27 Feb 2018 28 Feb

ISBER European Biospecimen Research Symposium

On February 27-28, 2018, ISBER and IBBL will co-host the Biospecimen Research Symposium in Luxembourg. The ISBER Symposium in Luxembourg is ISBER’s Europe ...read more


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27 Feb 2018

CORBEL webinar

Speakers: Christian Ohmann, Rita Banzi, Steve Canham (ECRIN-ERIC) Summary: Transparency and access to research data is a key feature of modern research policy, im ...read more


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Paris / France 20 Feb 2018

ETHICAL REVIEW FOR BIOBANK-BASED RESEARCH

The growing complexity of the use of existing data highlights some gaps in the ethical review model currently in use across Europe. Reports from scientists highli ...read more


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06 Feb 2018

CORBEL webinar: Lightweight Service Management for RIs

Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI Foundation) Summary: To meet customer needs and provide valuable services, it is important to maintain a high quality of service, which ...read more


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Rome / Italy 06 Feb 2018

Conference on BBMRI-ERIC IT tools

Co-organised by Instituto Superiore di Sanità and BBMRI.it, a conference titled “Access to biological samples: use and implementation of BBMRI tools” is set ...read more


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06 Feb 2018

02 BBMRI.QM webinar

“Norway, Biobanking of fresh frozen tissue from total prostatectomies” Agenda: Welcome Presentation “Norway, Biobanking of fresh frozen tissue from total p ...read more


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Lausanne / Switzerland 01 Feb 2018

Biobanking 2018: Visions for innovation

The Swiss Biobanking Platform will be organising the first edition of the “Biobanking 2018” conference, to be held at the Swiss Convention Center ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 26 Jan 2018

Code of Conduct Forum session at CPDP 2018

Organised by BBMRI-ERIC Industry – Academia – Healthcare professionals   CPDP, the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2018 conference is taking place ...read more


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22 Jan 2018

Web conference: 01 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “BBMRI.at Audit Programme” Helmuth Haslacher, Dr., Head of Biobank VIENNA and Quality Coordinator of BBMRI.at (Medical Universit ...read more


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16 Jan 2018

CORBEL webinar: access management using ARIA

Speaker: Fiona Sanderson (Instruct-ERIC) ARIA provides a wide range of web-based tools for a huge number of organisations worldwide. ARIA cloud services also are ...read more


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11 Dec 2017

Web conference: 09 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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Berlin / Germany 06 Dec 2017 07 Dec

Nationales Biobanken-Symposium 2017 co-hosted by bbmri.de

Co-organised by the German Biobank Node and TMF (Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung), Nationales Biobanken-Symposium i ...read more


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Heidelberg / Germany 05 Dec 2017 07 Dec

EMBL CONFERENCE ON LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 2017

The EMBL Conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences 2017 will feature a list of state-of-the-art speakers and includes a number of highly relevan ...read more


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04 Dec 2017

Web conference: 08 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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23 Nov 2017

WEB CONFERENCE: 05 WG1.2 Tissue meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome 2.      Presentation “Helsinki Biobank’s digital pathology solutions in tissue sample pathway”, Tiina Vesterinen, MSc, Co ...read more


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Graz / Austria 22 Nov 2017 24 Nov

Biobank Graz organises 3rd edition of How to Build a Biobank course

This interactive 3-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a biobank or research ins ...read more


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17 Nov 2017

Web conference: 07 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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Lund / Sweden 16 Nov 2017 17 Nov

The Politics of Biobanking: Symposium

Together with the University of Copenhagen and other partners, the BBMRI.se Service Centre for Southern Sweden is organising a symposium entitled The Politics of ...read more


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10 Nov 2017

Web conference: 06 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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Kigali / Rwanda 07 Nov 2017 10 Nov

Cancer in Africa: Making Strides, Creating Solutions

The 2017 AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa will bring together multidisciplinary specialists from the global cancer community to reduce the impa ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 06 Nov 2017

Seminar: GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research and Implications for FP9

BBMRI-ERIC is hosting a seminar to assess the impact of the GDPR on FP9 health research and examine how the Code of Conduct for Health Research being developed by ...read more


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03 Nov 2017

Web conference: 05 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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20 Oct 2017

Web conference: 04 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda:  1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      19011-Chapter discussion and presentation: Loes, Veronique, Mieke (BBMRI.de), Bettina, Christiane, Claudia (B ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 19 Oct 2017 20 Oct

Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine: Inaugural Event and Scientific Symposium

“The Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine constitutes a national networking platform aiming to connect all stakeholders and interested parties in the ...read more


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London / UK 18 Oct 2017

UK Biobanking Showcase 2017

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre are returning to the Oval for their annual meeting UK Biobanking Showcase this autumn. Date: 18th October 2017 ...read more


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Rotterdam / Netherlands 16 Oct 2017 18 Oct

2017 XNAT Developer Workshop in Rotterdam

The 2017 XNAT Developer Workshop will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from October 16th until October 18th. The workshop is co-organised by the European ...read more


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06 Oct 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Development of a BBMRI-ERIC Audit Programme System according to ISO 19011-2011, TO DO: Who is taking which Chap ...read more


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29 Sep 2017

Web conference: 02 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Development of a BBMRI-ERIC Audit Programme System according to ISO 19011-2011 3.      Development of a cost break ...read more


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Prague / Czech Republic 24 Sep 2017 26 Sep

Translational Medicine 2017: Enhancing Predictivity

The European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) will be organising its third bi-annual Translational Medicine 2017 conference from 24 un ...read more


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Barcelona / Spain 20 Sep 2017 22 Sep

16th CRG Symposium: Seventh International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology

The 16th CRG Symposium: Seventh International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology will take place at the PRBB Auditorium from 20 to 22 September 2017 and will gather ...read more


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Stockholm / Sweden 13 Sep 2017 15 Sep

Global Biobank Week “Towards Harmony in Biobanking”

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Egham, Surrey / UK 12 Sep 2017 14 Sep

Preserving, storing and maintaining microorganisms 3-day course

Presented by staff from CABI, this course will be of interest to everyone involved in the handling, distribution and storage of microorganisms. The course covers ...read more


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07 Sep 2017

Web Conference: 05 WG5 QMS Meeting – Invitation to all Working Groups

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “QMS of the Liquid Biobank Bern” Carlo Largiadèr, Prof., Vice Director of the University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Unive ...read more


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05 Sep 2017

Web conference: 01 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Tour the table, (Experience with Audit Programmes), at the moment participants from .at, .be, .de, .fr, .it, .m ...read more


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Leuven / Belgium 31 Aug 2017 01 Sep

Interuniversity Course on Clinical and Research Genomic Data Sharing and Access

The Leuven Institute for human Genomics and Society (LIGAS) is organising an interuniversity course titled ‘Clinical and Research Genomic Data Sharing and Acce ...read more


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Athens / Greece 29 Aug 2017 01 Sep

13th ESA Conference

There will be around 700 sessions by ESA’s 37 Research Networks as well as Research Streams, many semi-plenaries and plenaries, a special PhD workshop and of co ...read more


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Leuven / Belgium 28 Aug 2017 30 Aug

Liquid Biopsies & Cancer Symposium

The Leuven Cancer Institute (LKI) will be organising a symposium on liquid biopsies and cancer from 28 to 30 August 2017. The topics covered will include the foll ...read more


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01 Aug 2017

PHE Biobank Link Webinar: linking cancer registries to Biobanks in England

In this webinar, participants will learn about Public Health England’s (PHE) Biobank Link. Dominic Dwyer, Data Access Officer, will present on how biobank ...read more


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03 Jul 2017

Web Conference: 04 WG3 Tissue Meeting – Invitation to all BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda:  Welcome Presentation “OECI: A organization of Institutions on the Oncology Frontline” (Giorgio Stanta, Professor of Pathology Dept. Medical Science ...read more


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Budapest / Hungary 02 Jul 2017 04 Jul

Registration for the European Chemical Biology Symposium in Budapest Now Open

Have you always wanted to learn more about the exciting developments currently taking place in chemical biology and EU-OPENSCREEN? The ECBS 2017, taking place in ...read more


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online 27 Jun 2017 27 Jun

Next CORBEL webinar on User Experience Design scheduled for June 27th

Interested in learning how User Experience (UX) design can help you meet your goals? What are the quick wins for knowing your users, designing with your team and ...read more


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Erlangen / Germany 22 Jun 2017 24 Jun

The German Pathology Society’s 101st Annual Congress

The German Pathology Society will be celebrating its 101st annual congress in Erlangen, Germany, from June 22 until 24 this year. The programme features a wide ra ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 20 Jun 2017 20 Jun

How European Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures Boost Innovation by Open Access

This meeting will explore how the 11 biological and medical sciences research infrastructures (BMS RIs) in Europe can stimulate innovation by providing access to ...read more


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Groningen / Netherlands 19 Jun 2017 23 Jun

SAVE THE DATE: Biobanking Summer School, 19-23 June 2017, Groningen

The Summer School Biobanking will once again take place at the University Medical Center Groningen this year. The five-day programme will introduce participants t ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 19 Jun 2017

First LUXCOR health event in Brussels: Clinical and translational medicine, Big Data, e-Health and next-generation healthcare

The Luxembourg Institute of Health and LUXCOR, the Luxembourg Contact Office for Research and Innovation, are co-organising the first LUXCOR health event in Bruss ...read more


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19 Jun 2017

Web Conference: All BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda Welcome Short tour the table: Petr Holub, David van Enckevort, Kaisa Silander Presentation “Overview of the IT architecture/services of BBMRI-ERIC” (P ...read more


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Halle (Saale) / Germany 18 Jun 2017 22 Jun

International Retreat on Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany in cooperation with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany is organizing the International Retreat on “M ...read more


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Tartu / Estonia 17 Jun 2017 17 Jun

Estimated (disease) risk for coronary atherosclerosis using lifestyle factors and genetic markers: ePerMed workshop in Tartu, Estonia, on 17th June

The Estonian Genome Centre is organising an ePerMed workshop that will take place the day after the Gene Forum 2017 concludes. The event will consist of two part ...read more


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Tartu / Estonia 15 Jun 2017 16 Jun

17th International Gene Forum to be held in Tartu, Estonia

The overarching theme for the 2017 Gene Forum will be Real World Evidence – Path to Precision Medicine, with a focus on genomics, lifestyle and environment. Spe ...read more


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London / UK 13 Jun 2017 15 Jun

7th Annual SMi BioBanking Conference and Workshop Focussing on Ethics and Biosample Management

Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles will be participating in the conference, taking place on June 14 and 15, to give a talk titled “An Academic Research Network’s P ...read more


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08 Jun 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG1/2 Tissue Meeting – Invitation to all BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “External Quality Assurance Schemes (EQA) for biobanks and research labs” (Fay Betsou, Chief Scientific officer of IBBL integ ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 07 Jun 2017 07 Jun

BBMRI-ERIC FORUM MEETING TOWARDS A HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES GDPR CODE OF CONDUCT

BBMRI-ERIC will be hosting a forum meeting in Brussels on June 7 to discuss issues related to the development of a health and life sciences code of conduct in the ...read more


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07 Jun 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome ‘Body fluid metabolomics by NMR: a potential revolution in diagnostics’ Claudio Luchinat, Professor of Chemistry Magnetic Resonance C ...read more


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Tartu / Estonia 01 Jun 2017 06 Jun

Course on STATISTICAL PRACTICE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY USING R

The Estonian Genome Center and the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Tartu are organising a course titled Statistical Practice in Epide ...read more


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Luxembourg / Luxembourg 31 May 2017 31 May

Refresher Training: Good Clinical Practice

CIEC will be organising an interactive and certified training course on good clinical practice in the framework of the Luxclin conference, focussing on updated IC ...read more


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29 May 2017 29 May

First CORBEL webinar on research marketing set to take place on May 29

CORBEL is set to launch a new series of webinars that will provide a platform for biological and medical research infrastructures to share their experiences and p ...read more


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19 May 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG3 CEN / Venous Whole Blood Tissue Meeting

Welcome UNIFI activities and tasks in SPIDIA4P (Mario Pazzagli, Stefania Gelmini, Pamela Pinzani (University of Florence) SAS – how is your progress? Discussio ...read more


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Bordeaux / France 15 May 2017 17 May

Inserm workshop 246

Management and Reuse of Health Data: Methodological Issues   This workshop will provide insights and tools regarding open data, FAIR data management, data d ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 10 May 2017 10 May

ERINHA conference: launching the European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents’ scientific strategy

The European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA), bringing together European high containment facilities and expert institutes, will be h ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 03 May 2017

Training opportunities for rare disease scientists at the Outreach Day in Berlin

As part of the joint RD-Connect, NeurOmics and EURenOmics annual meeting in Berlin (1-5th of May 2017) RD-Connect will provide a number of training opportunities ...read more


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24 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome Presentation of the Quality Management System of the Biobank UZA Leuven (Mieke Wilde) Progress Report QMS Self-Assessment Survey (Andrea, Philipp ...read more


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20 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG3+4 venous whole blood & metabolomics Meeting

Welcome Ready to go: Self-Assessment survey for venous whole blood and metabolomics (Andrea, Sabrina, Heimo) ...read more


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11 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG1.2 Tissue Meeting

Agenda: Welcome SPIDIA4P Karl-Friedrich Becker, Peter Riegman Ready to go: Self-Assessment survey for SF and FFPE Tissues (Andrea, Sabrina, Heimo) ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 05 Apr 2017

BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM

The Bioethics Symposium at IMBA will discuss the main challenges arising from recent advancements in life sciences. New technologies like stem cell research, orga ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 05 Apr 2017

Round table on BBMRI-ERIC’s contribution to health research capacity building in Africa

In collaboration with B3Africa, BBMRI-ERIC will organise a roundtable in Brussels on 5th April 2017 to explore how to develop health research collaboration with ...read more


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Lyon / France 04 Apr 2017 06 Apr

BIOVISION – The World Life Sciences Forum

Presenting an impressive line-up of participants addressing evidence and research as well as development and promotion, the 2017 edition of the Biovision life sci ...read more


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Aviano / Italy 03 Apr 2017 05 Apr

Standardisation of liquid biopsies-plasma ccfDNA

Aim of the meeting   Today many institutions are testing ccfDNA mostly as clinical research, but the investigations have shown a huge potential for clinical ...read more


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16 Mar 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome Metabolomics; findings in H2020 project Phenomenal ‘A comprehensive and standardized e-infrastructure for analyzing medical metabolic pheno ...read more


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13 Mar 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome BBMRI-ERIC Magazine – Quality Progress Report QMS Self-Assessment Survey (Andrea, Christoph) Presentation of the Quality Management System o ...read more


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Amsterdam / The Netherlands 13 Mar 2017 16 Mar

Making it Personal – Cancer Precision Medicine

2nd EACR-OECI Conference Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine will bring together basic, translational and clinical scientists, as well as physicians eng ...read more


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Alpbach / Austria 13 Mar 2017 15 Mar

The 8th Alpbach Workshop on Affinity Proteomics

This meeting will cover the latest developments in antibody generation, validation, application and detection, with many important players in the field attending. ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 01 Mar 2017 05 Mar

ECR 2017

The ECR is the annual meeting of the ESR. It is a trend-setting, dynamic and service-oriented congress, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within t ...read more


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07 Feb 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG1.2 Tissue MEETING

Agenda: Welcome 2017 Plan Any feedback? SAS for Snap Frozen & FFPE (Andrea) ISO/TC 212 – progess (Karl, Peter) Publication progress (Karl, Serena) ...read more


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06 Feb 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG3 CEN / venous whole blood tissue Meeting

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Brussels / Belgium 01 Feb 2017 01 Feb

BBMRI-ERIC working meeting “The road to a Health and Life Sciences GDPR Code of Conduct”

On 1 February 2017 Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will host a working ...read more


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26 Jan 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome 2017 Plan Any feedback? SAS for metabolomics (Andrea) Proficiency Test at individual laboratories/biobanks for metabolomics – BBMRI–LPC d ...read more


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23 Jan 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome WG5 Plan 2017 Presentation of the first raw draft of the SAS for QMS on RedCap Discussion ...read more


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Graz / Austria 09 Jan 2017 13 Jan

Third B3Africa Jamboree

The Third B3Africa Jamboree,  will again be a face to face meeting of all developers. It will be held in Austria and organised by MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITÄT GRAZ. ...read more


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Cape Town / South Africa 12 Dec 2016 14 Dec

B3Africa Use Case Site Visit & Training No.1

In December 2016, the first B3Africa use case site visit and training will be organised in South Africa. This training event will include: Tool-specific “hands ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 07 Dec 2016 08 Dec

5th National Biobank Symposium of the German Biobank Node

The 5th National Biobank Symposium is hosted by the German Biobank Registry in cooperation with the German Biobank Node. You can find information about organisati ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 06 Dec 2016

GBN Educational Workshops

German Biobank Node Educational Workshops The results, which were compiled in the work packages QM and PR during the 1st funding period will be presented in two w ...read more


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Amersfoort / The Netherlands 01 Dec 2016 01 Dec

BBMRI-NL: Towards a single comprehensive National Infrastructure for Personalized Medicine & Personalized Health Research in the Netherlands

December 1st is approaching quickly, and so is the first Health Research Infrastructure (Health-RI) Conference that will be held in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. ...read more


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Riga / Latvia 28 Nov 2016 02 Dec

Practical biobanking courses in Latvian Biomedical Research and Study centre

Latvian Biomedical Research and Study centre invitates to participate in courses: “From blood to sequence” supported by Seventh Framework project BBMRI- Large ...read more


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Graz / Austria 23 Nov 2016 25 Nov

HOW TO BUILD A BIOBANK – LEARNING BY DOING

Only a few places left This interactive 3-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 17 Nov 2016 18 Nov

8TH BBMRI-ERIC ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS

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London / UK 16 Nov 2016

UK BIOBANKING SHOWCASE AGENDA ANNOUNCED

UK Biobanking Showcase is the flagship event of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre. The event will bring together researchers, Biobanks, Industry ...read more


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Lund / Sweden 15 Nov 2016 16 Nov

PHD COURSE AND SYMPOSIUM IN SWEDEN

For organisational reasons as well as dietary restrictions, please register on the following link: http://www.123contactform.com/form-2048365/Triple-Helix-In-Bio ...read more


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Lund / Sweden 14 Nov 2016 18 Nov

PhD course The Triple Helix in Biobanking: Intertwining Stakeholders

The course will take place in Lund (Medicon Village) from the 14-18 Nov 2016 and the symposium, part of it, will be on Nov 15-16th.   Here you can find the ...read more


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Uppsala /
Sweden
07 Nov 2016 08 Nov

Public-private partnerships workshop

In recent years, universities have done a lot of work to promote research partnerships with industry. Medical schools are encouraging their research faculties to ...read more


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Webinar 27 Oct 2016

B3Africa Webinar 2

Webinar 2 on ELSI, led by Jane Reichel and Santa Slokenberga of Uppsala Universitet, Sweden   Main topics: – Introduction to Ethical, Legal and Social ...read more


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Graz / Austria 18 Oct 2016 19 Oct

CORBEL 1ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 October 2016 Start 12:00 – End 12:15 Location: Austria Trend Hotel Europa Graz http://www.austria-trend.at/en/hotels/europa- ...read more


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Cape Town / S. Africa 03 Oct 2016 05 Oct

ICRI 2016

More information on the website: https://icri2016.co.za/ ...read more


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Santorini / Greece 03 Oct 2016 05 Oct

8TH SANTORINI CONFERENCE – BIOLOGIE PROSPECTIVE

The Santorini Conferences are bringing together scientists from various origin interested in genetics and biological variations in man and its impact on the orig ...read more


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Webinar 29 Sep 2016

B3Africa Webinar 1

B3Africa Work Package 5 (WP5) launched the Webinar series with the first session on Thursday 29 September, 2016, targeted particularly at IT Focal Points. This ...read more


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Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with Tumorbank @ UZA 28 Sep 2016

Interview with Tumorbank @ UZA

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with Patrick Pauwels (Tumorbank curator), Sofie Goethals (Biobank manager) and Mieke De Wilde (Biobank q ...read more


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Paris / France 22 Sep 2016 23 Sep

EUCELLEX FINAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The European EUCelLEX Project (Cell-based regenerative medicine: new challenges for EU legislation and governance), lead by Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag (Inserm UMR1027 ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 13 Sep 2016 16 Sep

Europe Biobank Week

Europe Biobank Week: bringing the European biobanking community together to discuss health innovation Brussels/Graz, 28 June 2016 – BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB are join ...read more


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Bristol / UK 22 Aug 2016 23 Aug

DATA ANALYSIS WITH PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (DAPPER)

The D2K Research Group invite you to participate in the Data Analysis with Privacy Protection for Epidemiological Research (DAPPER) workshop at Williams Hall, Uni ...read more


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London / UK 16 Jul 2016

THE UKCRC TISSUE DIRECTORY AND COORDINATION CENTRE’S ANNUAL MEETING – UK BIOBANKING SHOWCASE

UK Biobanking Showcase will be a chance to celebrate Biobanking in the UK. On the day, we’ll showcase the range of exciting biobanking capabilities in the ...read more


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Heidelberg / Germany 05 Jul 2016 07 Jul

EMBL CONFERENCE “LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES”

The EMBL Conference on “Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences” (www.embl.de/training/events/2016/LLL16-01) is a new international forum to bring toget ...read more


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London / UK 04 Jul 2016 08 Jul

ICL-ESHG SHORT COURSE

Course Dates: 4-8 July 2016 Course Location: Department of Genomics of Common Disease, Imperial College, London, UK Course Leader: Dr Inga Prokopenko Course Lect ...read more


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Warsaw / Poland 21 Jun 2016 22 Jun

THE CHARME OF STANDARDISATION IN LIFE SCIENCES 21-22 June 2016

Standardisation issues are addressed in many research fields, e.g. R&D, education, technology transfer and application but these research areas are often poor ...read more


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Tartu / Estonia 17 Jun 2016 22 Jun

COURSE: STATISTICAL PRACTICE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY USING R

Deadline for application: 15 April, 2015 The course is aimed at epidemiologists and statisticians who wish to use  R  for statistical modelling and analysis of ...read more


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Edinburgh / Scotland 14 Jun 2016

ELSI2.0 AND EUCELLEX PROJECT SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM AT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BIOETHICS

ELSI 2.0  (https://elsi2workspace.tghn.org/)  and EUCelLEX (https://www.eucellex.eu/) Project Joint Symposium ‘Exploring International Policy Developmen ...read more


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London / UK 13 Jun 2016

UK BIOBANK ANNUAL MEETING

UK Biobank is a prospective study of 500,000 people. We have collected a wide range of information including genetics on our participants, and we are now hope to ...read more


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Heidelberg / Germany 12 Jun 2016 15 Jun

2ND CTLS (CORE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCE) CONGRESS

As you may know, CTLS (Core Technologies for Life Science) is a pan-european initiative launched in 2013 to stimulate the interactions between research infrastruc ...read more


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Tartu / Estonia 09 Jun 2016 10 Jun

16TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GENE FORUM 2016

Estonian Genome Centre of University of Tartu and Estonian Genome Foundation cordially invite you to attend the 16th Annual International Gene Forum 2016. Gene ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 01 Jun 2016 02 Jun

PERSONALISED MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2016

The Personalised Medicine Conference 2016 will explore personalised medicine through a research policy lens. Europe is a leader in personalised medicine, an inte ...read more


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Brussels / Belgium 31 May 2016

“FROM BIOSAMPLES TO PERSONALIZED MEDICINE”, SEMINAR

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, from 13h00 to 16h00, in the Science 14 Atrium building, ground floor, Rue de la Science 14b, Brussels 1 ...read more


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Nice / France 17 May 2016 19 May

JOINT BBMRI NATIONAL NODES MEETING

The national infrastrucures for biobanks (France, Italy, Austria) are holding a joint meeting on the quality of samples in Nice from 17-19 May. 30 international ...read more


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Massachusetts / United States 06 May 2016 07 May

PETRIE-FLOM CENTER 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: BIG DATA, HEALTH LAW, & BIOETHICS

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2016 annual conference, ent ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 28 Apr 2016

6TH BBMRI-ERIC ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS

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Bolzano / Italy 27 Apr 2016 28 Apr

GENETIC DATA IN PUBLIC RESEARCH DATABASES: WHICH GOVERNANCE MECHANISMS SHOULD APPLY?

This workshop aims to 1) explore ethical and legal challenges that may arise when researchers are required to deposit genetic and genomic research data in public ...read more


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Berlin / Germany 24 Apr 2016 27 Apr

5TH EMTRAIN PHD WORKSHOP

The IMI EMTRAIN project team now opened for the 5th EMTRAIN PhD Workshop which might be of interest to you and/or your Research Infrastructure network partners. ...read more


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Graz / Austria 22 Apr 2016

LONG NIGHT OF RESEARCH

Click HERE to find information about BBMRI-ERIC´s participation! ...read more


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Stockholm / Sweden 18 Apr 2016 22 Apr

ONE-WEEK COURSE: BIOBANKING AS A RESOURCE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

This course will give you new insights on the value of biobanks and how to use these rich sources of samples and related data. It will include lectures on health ...read more


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Uppsala / Sweden 04 Apr 2016

ONLINE RESEARCH ETHICS TRAINING, UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, SPRING 2016

We see a growing concern for research integrity in academic research today. Universities and funding agencies are starting to require formal training in research ...read more


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Paris / France 03 Mar 2016 04 Mar

1ST WORKSHOP CORBEL “PATIENT-LEVEL DATA TASKFORCE”

Workshop of the “Multi-stakeholder taskforce on access to individual participant data (IPD) in clinical trials” The first workshop of the CORBEL “p ...read more


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Vienna / Austria 02 Mar 2016 06 Mar

EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF RADIOLOGY 2016

With more than 25,000 participants from over 150 countries, the ECR, the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology, really is a global hub of scient ...read more


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Graz / Austria 08 Feb 2016 10 Feb

BBMRI.at: “Pre Analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking” – A 3 Days Laboratory Course

This 3 days course focuses on the pre-analytic processing of biological samples according to the recently published CEN/TC 140 Technical Specifications for “ ...read more


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Leiden / The Netherlands 26 Jan 2016 27 Jan

BBMRI-NL METABOLOMICS WORKSHOP

In collaboration with NIHES and the NMC (Netherlands Metabolomics Center), BBMRI-NL will organize a metabolomics workshop, which will be held in Leiden on the 26 ...read more


August 3rd, 2017

ESOF 2018 Toulouse: new calls for programme proposals opening soon

Founded in 2004 by EuroScience, a non-profit grassrots organisation for researchers in Europe, the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is the biennial pan-European mee ...read more


October 5th, 2016

Poland is now a full member of BBMRI-ERIC

BBMRI-ERIC welcomes Poland, after being an observer, now as a full member. Updated list of members and observers of BBMRI-ERIC: Members: Austria, Belgium, Czech R ...read more


May 24th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Directory reaches 100m samples

BBMRI-ERIC is delighted to announce that its Directory has now reached 100m samples, making it the largest biobanking catalogue on the globe. Having recently been ...read more


May 23rd, 2017

First successful RItrain staff exchange hosted by EATRIS

On March 10 and 11, EATRIS hosted the first RItrain Staff Exchange at its headquarters in Amsterdam. Eleven participants came together with EATRIS staff to share ...read more


May 24th, 2017

Children as Researchers: Event Co-Organised by BBMRI.at Proves a Success

Together with the Austrian Society of Pathology and the Institute of Pathology of the Medical University of Graz, BBMRI.at recently organised a research event for ...read more


May 23rd, 2017

Common Minimum Technical Standards and Protocols for Biobanks Dedicated to Cancer Research: New Book Published by IARC

Biobanking has developed at a rapid pace in recent years, initiated by the drive for personalised medicine, the need for high-quality biological resources and ass ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC GAINS MOMENTUM WITHIN ISO AND ITS WORKING GROUPS

Between 26 and 30 October 2015, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) called for working group meetings within the TC 276 Biotechnology. The Mi ...read more


April 13th, 2018

SPIDIA4P consortium meets in Luxembourg

On April 10th and 11th 2018, IBBL (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg) hosted the SPIDIA4P consortium meeting at its new premises in Dudelange, Luxembourg.   S ...read more


August 3rd, 2017

Article co-authored by Petr Holub among high-impact articles in Biopreservation and Biobanking

Petr Holub, BBMRI-ERIC IT/Data Protection Manager, is one of the authors of an article titled Toward Global Biobank Integration by Implementation of the Minimum ...read more


January 7th, 2015

THE BBMRI-ERIC FAMILY WELCOMES

Outi Törnwall (EU Project Manager) and Luc Deltombe (Communication / Finance Assistant) as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Off ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

INFRAFRONTIER GMBH IS HIRING

Geneticist for Scientific User Support (part-time) Project Assistant (part-time) Senior Database and Web Developer Training project manager Closing Date: none sp ...read more


November 11th, 2015

GERMAN BIOBANK NODE: NEWSLETTER #1

The Newsletter informs about ongoing activities in the biobanking field in Germany and in the European context of BBMRI-ERIC in general and in more detail abou ...read more


November 12th, 2015

SURVEY: POLICIES AND PRACTICES CONCERNED WITH SHARING INDIVIDUAL BIOBANK RESULTS WITH PARTICIPANTS

Do we share – or do we not share – results with donors? Policies, practices and opinions of all BBMRI biobanks on sharing biobank results with donors ...read more


August 27th, 2016

ARTICLE IN “THE LANCET Oncology”

Summary Background The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is used to screen for prostate cancer but has a high false-positive rate that translates into unnecess ...read more


November 20th, 2015

IARC “50 FOR 50”: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The goal of the IARC “50 for 50” initiative is to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries, one for each year of IA ...read more


November 24th, 2015

BBMRI-NL CALL FOR BIOBANK SCIENCE

Call: vouchers for biobank science Biobanks are valuable resources for health research. BBMRI-NL continuously wants to improve biobank facilities, add new feature ...read more


November 25th, 2015

MAIMUNDA MENDY ABOUT THE BCNET TRAINING

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently organised and hosted the first BCNet training workshop, in Lyon from 3 – 5 November 2015. Read her arti ...read more


December 3rd, 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR A PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

The Europe Biobank Week 2016 will be held from September 13-16 in Vienna, Austria. It is organised in association with the International Biobank Summit and the B ...read more


December 4th, 2015

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SECRETARY

The BBMRI-ERIC Family welcomes Meghan McCarroll as our Secretary / Receptionist as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Graz ...read more


December 11th, 2015

SAVE THE DATE – EBW 2016

BBMRI-ERIC & ESBB join forces for one annual biobanking conference in Europe: The EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK. This important conference will take place from Septembe ...read more


December 11th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC ASSOCIATED EXPERT CENTRES – TRUSTED PARTNERS

BBMRI-ERIC brings together the expertise of many disciplines in order to operate the pan-European research infrastructure for biobanks and biomolecular resources ...read more


December 16th, 2015

E-RARE NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2015

The E-Rare Newsletter December 2015 with the following topics is out now: The E-Rare-3 Call for Proposals 2016 is open! Why and How to work with European health r ...read more


December 16th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC MEETS JAPAN

From 5-10 December Jan-Eric Litton was invited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to present BBMRI-ERIC and the International standards that we ...read more


December 16th, 2015

100% OF MEMBER STATES REPLY ON SHARING RESULTS

The sharing-results policies, practices and opinions of biobanks have been surveyed by the EU Horizon 2020 funded Genetics Clinic of the Future (GCOF) project. T ...read more


December 17th, 2015

MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ESTABLISHING EUROPEAN BIOBANK FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructures – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BB ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC WELCOMES THE DETAILS ON THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

“BBMRI-ERIC has played a vital role to improve the GDPR“, says BBMRI-ERIC’s Director General Prof. Jan-Eric Litton. BBMRI-ERIC has met with sev ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC MENTIONED IN NATURE MAGAZINE

European medical research escapes stifling privacy laws Proposed legislation had threatened the use of genomic and clinical data in medical studies. A threat to ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC DIRECTORY 2.0

BBMRI-ERIC is pleased to announce availability of the BBMRI-ERIC Directory 2.0, which brings interesting new features that allow for fine-grained and more accura ...read more


December 22nd, 2015

APPLY FOR THE 5TH EMTRAIN PHD WORKSHOP

The IMI EMTRAIN project team now opened for the 5th EMTRAIN PhD Workshop which might be of interest to you and/or your Research Infrastructure network partners. ...read more


January 7th, 2016

IRISH DATA RESEARCH CENTRE JOINS CALL FOR BETTER BIOBANKING INFRASTRUCTURE IN IRELAND AND EUROPE

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics and BBMRI-ERIC hosted a seminar entitled ‘The Input of BioMolecular Biobanking to Data Analytics and Medical Researc ...read more


January 22nd, 2016

BIOBANKING IN IRELAND

Earlier this month, Insight@UCC hosted a seminar about biobanking in which the European biobanking infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC laid out the case for Ireland becomi ...read more


February 3rd, 2016

ISBER NEWS: EAST MEETS WEST AT JAPAN BIOBANKING SYMPOSIUM

East met West at the second symposium held by the Japan Human Biospecimen Science Society (JHUBSS). The topic for the conference, which met December 6 at the Tok ...read more


February 9th, 2016

WELCOME TO OUR NEW FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

The BBMRI-ERIC Family welcomes Carmen Cristea (Finance / Administration Assistant) as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Gr ...read more


February 16th, 2016

SPECIAL ISSUE ON BIOBANKS

The Bundesgesundheitsblatt published a special issue on biobanks. BBMRI-ERIC contributed to the category “Possibilities for a sustainable use of biobanks&# ...read more


March 4th, 2016

ELSI 2.0 + EUCELLEX PROJECT SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM BURSARIES AVAILABLE

*Bursaries for Early Career Researchers now available* Dear All, We are delighted to announce that a limited number of bursaries are now available to subsidise e ...read more


March 4th, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC AT THE ECR 2016

4 March 2016 – Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will take part i ...read more


March 7th, 2016

FULL PARTNER OF RD-CONNECT

BBMRI-ERIC is now an official partner of RD-Connect. RD-Connect is a unique global infrastructure project that links up databases, registries, biobanks and clini ...read more


March 8th, 2016

MASTER IN BIOBANKING (GRAZ/AUSTRIA)

The first distance learning postgraduate “Master in Biobanking” in English The number of projects using biobank samples for research is constantly increasing ...read more


March 14th, 2016

B3AFRICA NEWSLETTER

Editorial by the Project Coordinator The rapidly evolving African biobanks are invaluable for biomedical research because the African population has the greatest ...read more


March 18th, 2016

MIABIS 2.0 PUBLISHED

Toward Global Biobank Integration by Implementation of the Minimum Information About BIobank Data Sharing (MIABIS 2.0 Core) Merino-Martinez Roxana, Norlin Loreana ...read more


March 23rd, 2016

EGI FITSM TRAINING CALENDAR FOR 2016

EGI is pleased to announce the first dates of 2016 for FitSM training and certification. FitSM is a pragmatic, lightweight and achievable standard for IT servi ...read more


March 13th, 2016

GERMAN BIOBANK NEWSLETTER

Editorial   Dear Colleagues and Biobankers, The collection of samples using equivalent quality standards is essential for research projects employing biomate ...read more


January 9th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

In this issue, Jane Reichel gives us her view on how the EU-US Privacy Shield will ensure safe harbours for data transfer in the future. We also report how direct ...read more


April 4th, 2016

EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK – REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Registration and Abstract Submission are open now: http://europebiobankweek.eu/submission             ...read more


April 6th, 2016

BBMRI, ESBB & ISBER TO COLLABORATE FOR A JOINT MEETING IN AUTUMN 2017

BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) which defines collaboration, mutual recognition, and shared approaches for the hosting of ...read more


April 11th, 2016

BBMRI ELSI WORKSHOP REPORT

Sharing and access to data and human biospecimens for the benefit of patients – Towards a BBMRI-ERIC Policy   Short Summary Rational and main objectives Th ...read more


April 14th, 2016

EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED THIS WEEK

On Thursday April 14, the European Parliament has adopted the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legislation will likely come into force in the sp ...read more


April 15th, 2016

LAUNCH OF THE CORBEL INNOVATION OFFICE

We are pleased to announce the launch of the CORBEL Innovation Office, intended to provide advice and assistance to streamline research collaboration among Europe ...read more


April 22nd, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC & PATIENT ORGANISATIONS JOIN FOR ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Patient advocacy group representatives and the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructures – European Research Infrastructure Consortium  ...read more


April 26th, 2016

LONG NIGHT OF RESEARCH TOOK PLACE IN AUSTRIA

On 22 April 2016 the “Long Night of Research” took place all over Austria. More than 180,000 visitors came to see research projects, scientific disc ...read more


April 28th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH PETER RIEGMAN

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with the head of the Erasmus MC Tissue Bank, Peter Riegman! Peter Riegman is a Molecular Biologist and p ...read more


August 5th, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC WELCOMES CYPRUS

The Assembly of Members of BBMRI-ERIC welcomes Cyprus as an Observer. Find information about our latest National Node here: Cyprus ...read more


May 3rd, 2016

CNAG ACHIEVES ISO 17025:2005 ACCREDITATION

The Centre Nacional d’Anàlisi Genòmica has been accredited according to UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by ENAC (Entidad Nacional de Acreditación), specif ...read more


May 10th, 2016

FAQs on the General Data Protection Regulation

On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard ...read more


May 13th, 2016

COE ADOPTED REC ON BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new Recommendation on research on biological materials of human origin on 11 May 2016. The current ...read more


May 23rd, 2016

WHERE DO YOU GET SUPPORT WITH ELSI QUESTIONS AROUND DATA AND BIOSAMPLES?

Aiming at identifying the user perspectives on ELSI support offices/tools/needs, we invite you to respond to our survey by June 26th:    https://goo.gl/KVxbA1 ...read more


May 24th, 2016

SURVEY: CLOSING THE EVIDENCE GAP ON PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS GENETIC DATA HANDLING

While “data sharing” for biomedical research is currently very high on the agenda of funders and policy makers, there is a dearth of evidence on h ...read more


May 24th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH KARL-FRIEDRICH BECKER

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with the Head of the Laboratory for Experimental Pathology in Munich/Germany, Karl-Friedrich Becker! Kar ...read more


May 24th, 2016

BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO 2016

Joint session by the global collaboration group at BIO International Convention, San Francisco 2016 The global collaboration group is organising a session at BI ...read more


May 25th, 2016

EURO-BIOIMAGING LAUNCHED ITS INTERIM OPERATION

European life science researchers now have the possibility to use state-of-the-art imaging technologies, which they do not find at their home institutions or amo ...read more


May 25th, 2016

CBMED IS THE FIRST EXPERT CENTRE OF BBMRI-ERIC

CBmed, an Austrian funded competence center, links excellent research infrastructure, scientific expertise, medical knowledge, national and international industry ...read more


May 25th, 2016

BBMRI.AT CITIZEN-EXPERT PANELS

Active discussion between Austrian citizens and experts from biobanking at the 3rd BBMRI.at Citizen-Expert Panels in Graz. Find out more on the website of BBMRI.a ...read more


April 6th, 2016

A REFERENCE BOOK ON ETHICS AND LAW FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE USE OF HUMAN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

biobanques de recherche or Ethics and Regulation of Research Biobanks”, written in French, in collaboration with the BIOBANQUES Ethics and Regulation Depar ...read more


June 7th, 2016

“BROAD CONSENT IN BIOBANK RESEARCH” IN THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS

The European Journal of Medical Genetics accepted a paper from our biobanking Task Force from the Working Party of the German Medical Ethics Committees. Abstract ...read more


February 26th, 2016

B3AFRICA NEWSLETTER ISSUE 02/2016

To read the full version of the newest B3Africa newsletter, including updates from the B3Africa ELSI Workshop and the First B3Africa Technical Jamboree, please ...read more


February 9th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

In this issue, Anna-Sara Lind gives us an update on the what the final results of the negotiations for a general data protection regulation in the European Union ...read more


May 24th, 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATION: COURSE ON TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT

The C-COMEND Course is a course consisting of an introductory e-learning (~20 hours student investment time) followed by a 5-day face-to-face workshop. The cours ...read more


June 30th, 2016

GERMAN BIOBANK NODE NEWSLETTER Q2 2016

The Summer Edition of GBN-newsletter features the main theme of ELSI.  This focus was selected not only because the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (G ...read more


July 8th, 2016

A BIG STEP TOWARDS PERSONALISED MEDICINE: CBMED APPOINTED FIRST EXPERT CENTRE OF EUROPEAN BIOBANKS

Graz (Austria), July 2016 – The Graz based research facility CBmed has been appointed the first European “BBMRI-ERIC Expert Centre/Trusted Partner” (Biobank ...read more


May 22nd, 2017

New European Initiative ORION launched in Barcelona at the Beginning of May

ORION is a new collaborative European project that will explore ways in which research and funding organisations in life sciences and biomedicine can open up the ...read more


October 3rd, 2018

New Self-Assessment Survey

We are delighted to announce that a new Self-Assessment Survey for biobanks is available now. The purpose of the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Surveys is to encourag ...read more


September 8th, 2016

Welcome our new Member State Latvia

The Assembly of Members welcomes our 20th Member State! You can find more information about our new member here! ...read more


September 9th, 2016

International Life Sciences Award 2016

We are happy to announce that BBMRI-ERIC has been awarded as Best European Health Research Organisation. GHP Announces Winners of the 2016 International Life Sc ...read more


September 22nd, 2016

Closing Ceremony at the EBW 2016

The Europe Biobank Week attracted 682 registrants who were able to participate in scientific sessions, workshops and satellite meetings, which got rounded off by ...read more


September 28th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

If you did not get your fill during the biobank week in Vienna, the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) gives you more biobank related news. In this ...read more


September 29th, 2016

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL (www.corbel-project.eu) seeks to harmonise access to European research infrastructures joining their various expertise across the range of life science dis ...read more


September 29th, 2016

Jan-Eric Litton about the Europe Biobank Week 2016

The recent Europe Biobank Week in Vienna “Biobanking for Health Innovation” conference concluded as a big success for the biobanking community bringing togeth ...read more


October 5th, 2016

CORBEL launches 1st Open Call for research projects

CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is an EC Horizon2020 project uniting 11 Biological and Medical Science ...read more


October 11th, 2016

German Biobank Node Newsletter

Editorial For this issue, we have decided to wrap up the German Biobank Node’s ongoing activities because the first funding period is almost at its end. We look ...read more


October 12th, 2016

B3Africa Newsletter Issue No. 03/2016

In this third and latest issue issue of the B3Africa Newsletter, the project presents news from the first and second technical Jamborees with a video, updates fro ...read more


October 17th, 2016

Primer on Law and Ethics for Researchers involved in Biobanking

News from B3Africa: In most jurisdictions, researchers have a legal, as well as a moral, duty to ensure that their research adheres to national standards and reg ...read more


October 27th, 2016

New WMA Declaration of Taipei on HDB published

On behalf of the CS ELSI Task Force on International Organisation Policy Assessment and Monitoring Task Force (TF IO Policy), we inform you that the draft WMA dec ...read more


October 17th, 2016

Patient Engagement in Biobanking

“Why patient engagement and data management are important for research” – Kurt Zatloukal, BBMRI.at National Node Director and Pathologist at the ...read more


October 27th, 2016

Movie “Golden Genes” – Biobanking goes Cinema

The BBMRI.at partners, Institute of Pathology and Biobank Graz (both Medical University of Graz), contributed to the cinema film “Golden Genes”. Follo ...read more


October 27th, 2016

Meeting with EORTC

Director Generals of BBMRI-ERIC (Jan-Eric Litton) and EORTC – European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (Denis Lacombe) met in Brussels i ...read more


October 27th, 2016

2nd Expert Centre of BBMRI-ERIC: The ATMA Platform

ATMA Platform, an Expert Centre to Accelerate Clinical Research with focus on Biomarker verification and validation. ...read more


November 22nd, 2016

The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research

On the 25th October BBMRI.uk attended an event in parliament organised by The University of Nottingham. The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Me ...read more


November 23rd, 2016

UK Biobanking Showcase 2016

On the 16th November BBMRI.uk held their second ever annual meeting at the oval Cricket ground in London. The day kicked off with a brief introductory video on th ...read more


October 28th, 2016

New Recommendation on the processing of personal health-related data

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new Recommendation on the processing of personal health-related data for insurance purposes, including data resulting from genetic tests. ...read more


November 21st, 2016

First newsletter of the Belgian Virtual Tumorbank

The Belgian Virtual Tumourbank issued its first newsletter with the following topics: Tumour biobanking in Belgium The BVT catalogue (BVTc) Accessing information ...read more


November 23rd, 2016

BBMRI.at: Strong premiere of cinema film about biobanks in Graz/Austria

Around 100 visitors came to the KIZ Royale cinema to watch the documentary movie and participate in the panel discussion with experts and film protagonists from B ...read more


December 9th, 2016

Collaborating on big data to unravel disease processes

Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch universities are combini ...read more


December 19th, 2016

News about GDPR Implementation and Guidance from the Art.29 DPWP

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) has issued new guidance on three important aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which com ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Revised version of the CIOMS Ethical Guidelines for Human Research

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) last week finalized the latest revision to its ethical guidelines for health research invo ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Registration of human tissue banks could stop millions of samples going to waste

A change in the way human tissue banks are registered should help prevent millions of human tissue samples, that could be used for medical research, from going to ...read more


December 19th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER 19.12.2016

We live in a global society, which means there are several actors that regulate both research and services directed at consumers. In this issue of Biobank Perspec ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Call for Applications

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 10 Early Career Fellowsh ...read more


December 20th, 2016

RItrain: Staff Exchange Programme Pilot winners identified

Part of WP5 is to develop and run staff exchanges between personnel from different RI. Staff exchanges will enable key personnel in research infrastructures to l ...read more


December 21st, 2016

RItrain: Calls for Applications for Staff Exchange

The purpose of RItrain Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best practices in ar ...read more


January 19th, 2017

New OECD Council of Ministers Recommendations on Health Data Governance

The OECD Health Ministers welcomed the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Health Data Governance at their meeting in Paris on 17 January 2017. The Recommendati ...read more


April 12th, 2017

Anne Cambon-Thomsen Joining the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Following the renewal of its mandate, the new European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies has been officially launched. Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Co-Direc ...read more


January 24th, 2017

Join us at the first GLOBAL BIOBANK MEETING

BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER are joining forces for the first Global Biobank Week which will take place from September 13th to 15th, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. &nbs ...read more


January 25th, 2017

New BBMRI.at Consortium Partner

BBMRI.at welcomes the University of Vienna as new consortium partner which under the leadership of Prof.Ulrike Felt will continue with the current team its excell ...read more


January 23rd, 2017

Article about BBMRI.pl

Organization of BBMRI.pl: The Polish Biobanking Network   Abstract In Poland storage of human biological samples takes place at most universities and scienti ...read more


January 25th, 2017

Jan-Eric Litton in Nature: “We must urgently clarify data-sharing rules”

Scientists have worked hard to ensure that Europe’s new data laws do not harm science, but one last push is needed, says Jan-Eric Litton. In a little ...read more


February 2nd, 2017

ECRIN press release

Towards better medicines for children: PedCRIN project builds research infrastructure ...read more


February 2nd, 2017

Global Biobank Week: Submit your abstract

Abstract submission for the Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden is open now: http://globalbiobankweek.org/abstract-submissions/   Abstract submiss ...read more


February 2nd, 2017

MSc in Biobanking

Target group: This university course is open for graduates with a bachelor degree in medicine, technical specialists and graduates in natural sciences (biology, p ...read more


February 8th, 2017

Code of conduct for using personal data in health research

Group mulls guidance on use of personal data
Researchers and lawyers are working on a code of conduct for using personal data in health research, aimed at ...read more


February 13th, 2017

Article in *Research Europe

Group plans guidance on personal data use Text written by Craig Nicholson Researchers and lawyers are working on a code of conduct for the use of personal data i ...read more


February 14th, 2017

Standardisation and improvement of pre-analytical workflows

European biobanks providing human specimens and human derived materials usable for research, are seeking to implement standardised pre-analytical workflow steps f ...read more


February 16th, 2017

Biobanks Europe Magazine #6

Ensuring reproducibility and reliability of scientific work should be at the heart of medical science. It is thus an issue of great concern for BBMRI-ERIC and we ...read more


February 17th, 2017

CORBEL staff exchanges: Call for Hosts 2017

The purpose of CORBEL staff exchanges is for operational staff from the Research Infrastructures participating in CORBEL to develop operational expertise in four ...read more


February 20th, 2017

!NEW! – MSC in Biobanking

The Master’s course “MSc in Biobanking” starts for the second time! More at bbmri.at>> ...read more


February 20th, 2017

International Biobanking Experts at BBMRI.at Course in Graz

How to improve the quality of biobank samples, could be experienced in the BBMRI.at laboratory course “Pre-Analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking”. More a ...read more


February 22nd, 2017

BBMRI-LPC: THROUGH ACCESS TO SUCCESS

The European-wide, FP7-funded BBMRI-LPC project (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure ― Large Prospective Cohorts; GA no. 313010) brought togethe ...read more


March 2nd, 2017

EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

RItrain, the Research Infrastructure Training Programme, is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at improving and professionalising the training of managerial ...read more


March 6th, 2017

Answers to FAQs on EU GDPR – New Version Available Now

On May 24, 2016, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data ...read more


March 8th, 2017

Summary Report on the BBMRI-ERIC Working Meeting on Health and Life Sciences GDPR Code of Conduct

On 1 February 2017, BBMRI-ERIC held a working meeting in Brussels, bringing together around 30 representatives from the European biological and medical science r ...read more


March 10th, 2017

BBMRI.SE’s Biobank Perspectives Newsletter 10.03.2017

In this issue of Biobank Perspectives you can read about some of the challenges that arise when biobanking stem cells in relation to a new project on the legal an ...read more


March 20th, 2017

Swiss Biobanking Platform – Newsletter N°2

The Swiss Biobanking Platform’s Newsletter N°2 features information on new hub coordinators, new partners, the Working Groups on Harmonisation, the Bioban ...read more


March 20th, 2017

Preliminary Programme for Global Biobank Week Now Online!

Do you want to have a sneak peek at the GBW preliminary programme? Are you interested in submitting an abstract for GBW? Do you want to register for GBW and get ...read more


March 23rd, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC and its Stakeholder Forum in a Nutshell

Former Director General Jan-Eric Litton and Chief Policy Officer of the Common Service ELSI Michaela Th. Mayrhofer each give us a short summary of BBMRI-ERIC and ...read more


June 23rd, 2018

Biobank alliance launches information campaign

Every day, hundreds of people donate biomaterials in German hospitals, thus helping to further medical progress. According to surveys conducted by the German Biob ...read more


March 29th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC at the Integrating Research and Healthcare for Rare Diseases Workshop in Malta

Since there is a major interest for collaboration between rare diseases researchers in Europe and beyond, rare diseases have been defined as one of the core prior ...read more


March 30th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria

A new publication by BBMRI.at titled Automatic Classification System for Pathological Findings is now available for download from BBMRI.at’s news section. Read ...read more


March 30th, 2017

European Reference Networks: a new concept came to reality

The 3rd official European Reference Network (ERN) conference took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the 9th of March. The following day was dedicated to the kick-of ...read more


March 30th, 2017

Promoting Engagement, Quality and Good Practices: 6 National BBMRI.it Working Groups and an Intensive Road Map

In what will be a special year for infrastructure consolidation due to the implementation throughout Europe of two regulations defining a new framework for rese ...read more


April 4th, 2017

The new B3Africa Newsletter is out

Issue No. 2017/02 of the B3Africa newsletter features a range of upcoming webinars, a new infographic explaining what the eB3Kit is, some information on conferenc ...read more


May 8th, 2017

Biobanking UK announce date for 2017’s annual meeting

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre have set the date for their 2017 annual meeting. They will be returning to the Kia Oval on the 18th October for ...read more


April 5th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Round Table in Brussels on Biobanking Collaboration with Africa

A round table titled Biobanking collaboration with Africa: BBMRI-ERIC’s contribution to health research capacity building in Africa is taking place in Brussels ...read more


April 7th, 2017

Meet Johanna, our new communication officer!

The BBMRI-ERIC family is delighted to welcome Johanna Dungl as our new Communication Officer, joining us at the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in ...read more


April 19th, 2017

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Applications for the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures are open now and can be submitted using the online form available here. Click her ...read more


April 26th, 2017

Applications Now Open: Course on Translational Research and Medicine Development

The course consists of an introductory e-learning stage (around 24 hours student investment time), followed by a 5-day face-to-face workshop. It is intended for P ...read more


April 27th, 2017

New Tools to Facilitate Findability and Accessibility of Biobanking Resources

BBMRI-ERIC is proud to announce that two new tools aiming to improve the findability and accessibility of biobanking resources in Europe, and possibly even beyond ...read more


April 27th, 2017

Establishing a New Biobank Network in Istanbul, Turkey

The Investing in the Future: BIOBANK project, which was funded by the Istanbul Development Agency during the 2015-2016 period, has been successfully completed. Th ...read more


April 27th, 2017

TURKISH GENOME PROJECT LAUNCHED

The newly founded Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB) have initiated a Turkish genome project that aims at sequencing 100,000 genomes from healthy individuals as ...read more


April 27th, 2017

German biobanks receive 14 million Euros of government funding to build a professional infrastructure

As of May 1, 2017, eleven German biobanks will be joining forces in the German Biobank Alliance in order to build a network of biobanks supporting research projec ...read more


April 27th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria

BBMRI.at-internal QM cross audit at Biobank Graz A sign of mutual trust within the BBMRI.at consortium – March 2017 Read the full article here   New pu ...read more


April 27th, 2017

Organising BBMRI.pl: The Polish Biobanking Network

Poland has around 40 large biorepositories storing unique biological material such as whole brains and muscle fibres from patients with rare diseases, as well as ...read more


May 5th, 2017

German Biobank Alliance Launched

After a long, intensive preparatory phase, the German Biobank Alliance has finally been launched. Coordinated by  the German Biobank Node, it will serve the enti ...read more


May 9th, 2017

Abstract submission deadline for Global Biobank Week extended

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 2017 Global Biobank Week in Stockholm has been extended to May 18. Click here for more information and to sub ...read more


May 9th, 2017

New comment co-authored by Jan-Eric Litton: Bridging the translational innovation gap through good biomarker practice

Jan-Eric Litton is one of the authors of a comment recently published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. Titled Bridging the Translational Innovation Gap Through ...read more


November 9th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC replies to European Commission public consultation

In autumn 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market (click here). The con ...read more


May 12th, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding to set up an ERIC Forum Signed by our Director General this Week

The 6th European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Network Meeting took place in snowy Helsinki on May 9 and 10. After two days of presentations and break ...read more


June 2nd, 2017

INFRAFRONTIER2020 Project Trans-national Access call June 2017: Late-onset systemic phenotyping (ageing pipeline)

Context and aim of the call INFRAFRONTIER is the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping, archiving and distribution of model mammalian genomes. The INFR ...read more


July 7th, 2017

Survey on sustainability of human research biobanks

“Biobanks are an important resource for clinical and environmental research and financially sustaining the infrastructures is a challenge that is being experien ...read more


July 21st, 2017

BBMRI.at partner Medical University of Innsbruck hosts biobanking workshop on new sample quality standards

The Medical University of Innsbruck, a BBMRI.at partner, recently hosted a biobanking workshop to introduce the new sample quality standards defined within the C ...read more


July 21st, 2017

Medical University of Graz (BBMRI.at) co-organises meeting on open innovation: How Research Infrastructures Boost Innovation

The Medical University of Graz, one of the BBMRI.at partners, and EATRIS recently co-organised a meeting in Brussels as part of the H2020-funded CORBEL (Coordinat ...read more


January 23rd, 2018

New calls for RItrain Staff Exchanges

Applications for a new RItrain Staff Exchange hosted by EATRIS are now open. There are currently four different Staff Exchange opportunities:   Governance, ...read more


June 21st, 2017

Four simple recommendations to encourage best practices in research software

Co-authored by Petr Holub, IT/Data Protection Manager at BBMRI-ERIC, this new article highlights how already existing best practices in software development can b ...read more


June 22nd, 2017

Hot off the press: Biobanks Europe Magazine No. 7

We are delighted to announce that the Biobanks Europe Magazine No. 7 is out. If you have always wondered what the ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC project is all about, if you ...read more


June 29th, 2017

European Marine Biological Resource Centre launches new biobanking project

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) launched the European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank (EBB) project at the beginning of May. Aimi ...read more


June 29th, 2017

BBMRI.at contributes to new paper on sports medicine

Blood tests can show that endurance sports have a beneficial impact on physical and mental performance. Authored by Helmuth Haslacher et al., this paper describes ...read more


June 29th, 2017

Record Number of Travel Fellowship Awards for Global Biobank Week

There were a record number of applicants for travel fellowships to attend the Global Biobank Week (GBW) conference to be held in Stockholm from the 13-15 Septembe ...read more


June 30th, 2017

Biobanking of Human Biospecimens – Principles and Practice: New Publication Available

Edited by Markus Pasterk, Administrative Director at BBMRI-ERIC, Austrian National Node Director Kurt Zatloukal, Pierre Hainaut and Jim Vaught, this volume is the ...read more


July 4th, 2017

CORBEL Staff Exchange: Call for Participants

The purpose of CORBEL Staff Exchanges is for operational staff from the Research Infrastructures (RIs) participating in CORBEL to develop operational expertise ...read more


July 5th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members Appoints Erik Steinfelder as New Director General

The BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members recently appointed Erik Steinfelder as the new Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. He will begin this position on 1st August 2017, ...read more


July 6th, 2017

Prof. Jan-Eric Litton, Senior Adviser at BBMRI-ERIC, to Open Global Biobank Week 2017 as Keynote Speaker

Jan-Eric Litton received his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet in 1983. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Biomedical Computing Technology at Karolinska Instit ...read more


July 6th, 2017

ELIXIR releases its 2016 Annual Report

ELIXIR has published its 2016 Annual Report highlighting the most important steps forward in 2016 and showing how much ELIXIR’s services have advanced. It also ...read more


July 24th, 2017

Greg Simon, President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, to open Global Biobank Week as keynote speaker

As President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Greg is working to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detecti ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Biobanking concerns me: a great joint effort at public engagement during EBW 2017

  This year, the Italian node, BBMRI.it, will play a very active role in the European Biotech Week 2017 (EBW 2017), coordinating a great joint effort at publ ...read more


July 27th, 2017

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC omics questionnaires

The BBMRI-ERIC community is seeking to increase its knowledge about omics technology service providers in Europe. To this end, four different questionnaires have ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Meet Francesco Florindi, our new Engagement Officer

The BBMRI-ERIC family is delighted to welcome Francesco Florindi as our new Engagement Officer. Francesco obtained a cum laude Master’s degree in International ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Meet Jasjote Grewal, our new ELSI Helpdesk Coordinator

Jasjote Grewal is a lawyer by training, having qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2010 with a niche health and social care law firm in London. S ...read more


September 5th, 2017

THE ROUTE at Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm: From DNA sample to personalised feedback on genomics

The Route simulates the real workflow of a biobank. It is an interactive sequence of steps allowing GBW attendees to go through the seven different stages that ar ...read more


September 8th, 2017

Final programme for Global Biobank Week 2017 online

The final programme for Global Biobank Week 2017 can be downloaded here. Find out more about the keynote speakers and all the other exciting events taking place ...read more


September 20th, 2017

Ready for Microscopy – Junior Researchers Day hosted by BBMRI.at

20 primary school children and the Austrian Childrens Newspaper visiting BBMRI.at  (Volkschulkinder und die Kleine Kinderzeitung zu Gast bei BBMRI.at) What happ ...read more


September 21st, 2017

Final programme for EMBL Conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences 2017 available

The final programme for the EMBL Conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences 2017 is now available here. Registration and abstract submission are o ...read more


September 21st, 2017

Call for Papers – 6. Nationales Biobanken-Symposium 2017

Co-organised by the German Biobank Node and TMF (Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung), Nationales Biobanken-Symposium i ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

NanomedTAB – free-of-charge mentoring programme for nanomedicine: application deadline extended

NanomedTAB, the Nanomedicine Translation Advisory Board is a free-of-charge mentoring program to assess and advise promising nanomedicine projects and accelerate ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Horizon scanning survey: 5 quick questions to help us help you

The BBMRI-ERIC Common Service ELSI has prepared a very brief survey to find out what you think are the important ethical, legal, and policy issues facing biobanki ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

First module of Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures successfully delivered

The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures has been successfully launched, with the first module delivered between September 20 and 22. The c ...read more


September 25th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.at and Biobank Graz: biobanking hotspot Graz

Austrian broadcaster ORF Steiermark recently did a report on the pioneering work done by Biobank Graz, BBMRI.at and BBMRI-ERIC – all of which are based in G ...read more


September 28th, 2017

BBMRI.at at Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm

Several BBMRI.at representatives attended Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm between September 13 and 15. They all actively engaged in the event, presenting p ...read more


September 28th, 2017

Estonian Biobank to provide personalised feedback to biobank participants

About Estonian Biobank Estonian Biobank (EGCUT) is a population-based longitudinal biobank established in 2000 and representing about 5% of Estonia’s adult popu ...read more


October 13th, 2017

Global Biobank Week 2017 – as it happened

Global Biobank Week 2017, the first biobanking conference on a global scale, took place between September 13 and 15 this year. Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB, ...read more


October 25th, 2017

Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine: Inaugural Event

Representatives from both BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI.at attended the Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine Inaugural Event and Symposium in Vienna last week to pa ...read more


October 25th, 2017

German Biobank Node newsletter out now

The German Biobank Node’s quarterly newsletter is out now, including a nice piece about Erik Steinfelder being appointed new Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. Oth ...read more


October 25th, 2017

New B3Africa Newsletter available

The latest issue of the B3Africa Newsletter features updates on current B3Africa activities and interesting reports on testing the eB3Kit in real-life settings. R ...read more


October 25th, 2017

News from our Polish Node

For Polish biobankers, October was a month full of meetings related to biobanking. For the first time in its history, the Polish Node organised a BBMRI-ERIC Manag ...read more


October 25th, 2017

News from our UK node

BBMRI.UK secures future funding The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have announced that they will be funding the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordinatio ...read more


October 25th, 2017

UK Biobanking Showcase

The UK Biobanking Showcase, organised by the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (BBMRI.uk), is the UK’s annual event covering the latest development ...read more


October 25th, 2017

Uppsala workshop on Public Private Partnerships

A report on the outcomes of a Public Private Partnership stakeholder workshop that took place at Uppsala University last year was recently published. EU grant fun ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI.at biobanks among the first with collections meeting CEN/TS requirements

All BBMRI.at biobanks have started to evaluate their collections with respect to the CEN/TS requirements using the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey. Two BBMRI.a ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI.pl conference attracts more than 180 participants

The First Scientific and Training Conference of Polish Biobanks took place from 13 to 14 October 2017 at Wroclaw Medical University. The event was organised by th ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC paves the way to new era in biobanking

BBMRI-ERIC Quality Manager Andrea Wutte and Senior Advisor Jan-Eric Litton presented a poster at Global Biobank Week 2017 to highlight a new milestone in biobanki ...read more


October 25th, 2017

New RItrain surveys available

Two new surveys looking at training needs of managers of research infrastructures are now available. The results will be used for the purposes of the RItrain staf ...read more


November 20th, 2017

First ERIC Forum Meeting in Graz, Austria

On November 16 and 17, BBMRI hosted the first ERIC Forum meeting in Graz, Austria. Representatives from all operational as well as from future European Research ...read more


November 22nd, 2017

CORBEL launches service catalogue

CORBEL, a H2020 cluster project uniting 13 European biological and medical research infrastructures, has launched its Catalogue of Services. CORBEL aims to create ...read more


November 24th, 2017

Making sense of genetic risk

By Anna Holm The likelihood of disease is not always informative to research participants. The numeric sense of genetic risk does not always correspond to their u ...read more


November 27th, 2017

Biobanks in personalised medicine

Representatives from both BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI.at recently attended the Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine Inaugural Event and Symposium in Vienna to par ...read more


November 27th, 2017

Self-Assessment Survey for biobanks and sample collections

BBMRI-ERIC’s Quality Management reached an important milestone earlier this year: a self-assessment survey for biobanks and sample collections located in BBMRI- ...read more


January 23rd, 2018

Image/video competition

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), a European research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging technologies, has launched an image/video competition. There are thr ...read more


November 30th, 2017

BBMRI-NL November newsletter out now

The new BBMRI-NL newsletter is now available, including updates on a new web application for GDPR records, data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and compliance ...read more


November 30th, 2017

Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery

Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 4th until the 7th September 2018.   Building on t ...read more


November 30th, 2017

GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research and Implications for FP9

BBRMI-ERIC has been working tirelessly to understand the future of health research in the changing panorama of data governance and EU funding. As part of this eff ...read more


November 30th, 2017

BBMRI.uk October – November newsletter

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre October – November newsletter is now available. It includes reports on the UK Biobanking Showcase and a nice ...read more


December 5th, 2017

Meet Anna-Liisa, our new secretary

The BBMRI-ERIC team is delighted to welcome Anna-Liisa Kuslap as our new Secretary, joining us at the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Graz, Aust ...read more


December 12th, 2017

Swiss Biobanking Platform releases pre-analytical datasets for consultation

Swiss Biobanking Platform just released two pre-analytical datasets (liquid & tissue) for consultation that Swiss biobanks are recommended to use. The dataset ...read more


December 13th, 2017

Applications open for RItrain Staff Exchanges

The purpose of RItrain Knowledge / Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European research infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best pra ...read more


December 20th, 2017

ID-EPTRI: New project set to launch in January 2018

ID-EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure), a project coordinated by CVBF and submitted within the INFRADEV-2016-2017 single-stage call ...read more


December 20th, 2017

EMBRC Biobank project launch

The kick-off meeting for the European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank (EBB) project took place in Vigo on the 21st and 22nd of November 2017. The main o ...read more


December 21st, 2017

FinnGen: unique global research project launches in Finland

A unique study combining genome information with digital healthcare data has been launched in Finland. The FinnGen study plans to analyse up to 500 000 unique blo ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Code of Conduct for Health Research

The Drafting Group met for the second time face to face on 22-23 November 2017 in Paris. The aim of the meeting was to first and foremost to share findings and f ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Public Consultation on WP29 Guidelines on Consent (GDPR)

The Article 29 Working Party has adopted a document titled “Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679” to clarify the requirements of the EU GDP ...read more


December 21st, 2017

German Biobank Symposium

The 6th National Biobank Symposium was held in Berlin from 6 to 7 December 2017, bringing together 260 biobank experts to discuss the latest developments in biob ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Survey on ELSI challenges in biobank-based research

The Data in Question survey consists of 25 questions on some of the challenges of obtaining and sharing biological samples and data for research purposes in bioba ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Vodafone Malta Foundation donates €100,000 to RIDT

The Vodafone Malta Foundation and the University of Malta have signed an agreement to facilitate cutting-edge research that explores the causes and treatments for ...read more


December 21st, 2017

New EMA information for drug development within H2020

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated the set of information it provides to drug developers working within the context of clinical trials funded via Hor ...read more


January 3rd, 2018

Open-source software for biobankers

Between 28 and 30 November 2017, BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.at and B3Africa co-organised a training workshop on open-source biobanking software in Lyon, France. Attracting ...read more


January 11th, 2018

EMBL webinar series

Hear from leading speakers about the latest thinking on successful professional development in a new free webinar series. The subject of the first webinar on Febr ...read more


January 15th, 2018

RItrain Staff Exchange

The purpose of RItrain Knowledge / Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European research infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best pra ...read more


November 21st, 2019

Erik Steinfelder gives TEDx talk on innovation at TEDxMedUniGraz

On September 13, 2019, the Medical University of Graz organized its first TEDx event. Speakers included BBMRI-ERIC Director General Erik Steinfelder, as well as K ...read more


January 24th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC replies to public consultation

BBMRI-ERIC has recently submitted its comments on the Article 29 Working Party Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259) and Transparency under Regu ...read more


November 13th, 2019

Call for tender for the common service IT

The main objective of this call for tender is to propose continuation of the Common Service IT (CS IT) that provides expertise, services, and tools relevant to th ...read more


November 13th, 2019

BBMRI-ERIC is hiring a Director General

Apply before December 13 and join our headquarters in Graz, Austria. Duration at least three years, with the possibility to be reappointed.   Who we are T ...read more


January 25th, 2018

ISO Working Group meets in Berlin

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, was at the 10th meeting of the ISO Technical Committee 276 Working Group, “Biobanks and Bioresources”, which took place in ...read more


January 26th, 2018

Call for Examples ‘How Biobanking Makes a Difference in Society’

How does biobanking help to improve individual health(care)? What is the added value of biobanking? What has been achieved and made possible as a result of bioba ...read more


January 26th, 2018

SPIDIA4P newsletter out now

The first SPIDIA4P (Standardisation of generic Pre-analytical Procedures for In vitro DIAgnostics for Personalised Medicine) newsletter of this year has just beco ...read more


January 16th, 2018

Second BBMRI.at-internal QM cross audit

MedUni Wien Biobank successfully completed a quality management audit by peers from Graz, VetMedUni Vienna and BBMRI-ERIC based on the international QM standard ...read more


January 29th, 2018

Biobank Sweden launches successfully

January 2018 saw the start-up of Sweden’s new national biobanking infrastructure, Biobank Sweden. Healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties a ...read more


January 29th, 2018

BBMRI.be sends out its first newsletter

The first BBMRI.be newsletter is now available. Click here to find out what our Belgian Node has been up to recently. ...read more


February 1st, 2018

News from our British Node

Read the latest news in biobanking from the Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre, the UK and beyond. Read more… ...read more


April 16th, 2018

Meet Vitomir, our new Systems Administrator

The BBMRI-ERIC team is pleased to welcome Vitomir Horvat as our new Systems Administrator, joining us at our office in Graz, Austria. Vitomir graduated with a deg ...read more


February 2nd, 2018

ISBER Best Practices 4th Edition

The ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories Fourth Edition presents the most effective practices for the management of biological and environmental ...read more


February 2nd, 2018

B3Africa newsletter

The new B3Africa (Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research Across Europe and Africa) newsletter is now available here. Read all the latest news on this project ...read more


February 6th, 2018

EDPS Ethics Advisory Group 2018 report

The European Data Protection Supervisor Ethics Advisory Group has published a report on the GDPR, identifying and describing “the most crucial issues for th ...read more


February 6th, 2018

ID-EPTRI project kick-off

ID-EPTRI, a new project that aims at establishing a research infrastructure for the development of improved paediatric medicines, kicked off in Rome on the 15th a ...read more


February 14th, 2018

Meet Viridiana, our new secretary

The BBMRI-ERIC team is excited to welcome Viridiana Beltrán Venegas as our new Secretary, joining us at our office in Graz, Austria. Originally from Saltillo, Me ...read more


February 21st, 2018

SBP launches consultation on biobank governance documents

In its mission to help biobanks comply with applicable standards, SBP will soon provide them with templates to support them in their efforts to build strong gove ...read more


February 22nd, 2018

GBN launches revamped newsletter

German Biobank Node has just sent out its first newsletter this year, featuring a completely revamped design. This issue is only available in German at the moment ...read more


February 26th, 2018

CORBEL News Issue No. 6

Find out all the latest news on CORBEL, an H2020 cluster project uniting 13 European biological and medical research infrastructures. The current CORBEL newslett ...read more


February 26th, 2018

BIOBANK SWEDEN – A SPOTLIGHT ON NEWLY LAUNCHED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

As previously reported, Sweden’s new national biobanking infrastructure, Biobank Sweden, got underway in January. A Swedish Research Council-funded research inf ...read more


March 6th, 2018

Bio-informatics workshop

The Malta Biobank (BBMRI.mt / EuroMED) team organised a 4-day bio-informatics workshop from 15th to 18th January, hosting Heimo Müller from BBMRI-ERIC’s Commo ...read more


March 12th, 2018

BBMRI.pl presents draft code of conduct for Polish biobanks

BBMRI.pl, our Polish National Node, is currently working with the Polish Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (PIGPPD) to prepare a code of condu ...read more


March 15th, 2018

RItrain webinar series

Learn from experienced leaders in research infrastructures through our series of webinars.  RItrain is developing a series of webinars featuring leading personn ...read more


March 20th, 2018

Newly Appointed Scientific Advisory Board for Biobank Sweden

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


March 21st, 2018

Biobanking and Pathology Workshop for Children

Who knows what a biobank is and does? What about a pathology institute? These were some of the questions addressed at a workshop organised by BBMRI.at and the Ins ...read more


March 22nd, 2018

Pre-application for EMMRI is open

Develop your skills for leading research infrastructures with a global impact. Apply now for EMMRI – the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastruct ...read more


March 26th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC and ISBER sign Memorandum of Understanding

In March 2018, ISBER and BBMRI-ERIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening the collaboration between the two organisations. The idea to consolid ...read more


April 3rd, 2018

CliniMARK COST Action meeting in Cascais, Portugal

The Human Genetics Department of the National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge organised a conference on good biomarker practice in Cascais, Portugal, from ...read more


April 4th, 2018

Ethical review of biobank-based research in Italy

BBMRI.it, our Italian National Node, recently co-developed two key ELSI matrices for good practice in biobanking research. At the same time, an agreement with the ...read more


April 17th, 2018

EMBL webinar series on Lifelong Learning

The recordings from the first four webinars from the EMBL webinar series on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences are available to view: Education, Traini ...read more


April 18th, 2018

Data in Question survey receives 400 responses

What social, ethical and legal challenges do researchers and stakeholders in the field of biobanking face that impact practices related to the handling and sharin ...read more


CORBEL: 2nd Open Call for Research Projects

BBMRI-ERIC is excited to be participating in the CORBEL 2nd Open Call for research projects. CORBEL is looking for innovative research projects at the interface b ...read more


April 23rd, 2018

Austrian biobanks declare sample quality

Med Uni Wien Biobank and Biobank Graz, both part of BBMRI.at, have recently evaluated additional sample collections using the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey fo ...read more


May 23rd, 2018

Share your biobanking brochures with BWB

By Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles Biobanks help researchers gain access to human samples. By studying these samples, researchers hope to find new ways to detect, ...read more


May 23rd, 2018

BBMRI Poland holds national conference

Co-organised by the Independent Medical Sociology Unit, the Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy and the BBMRI.pl consortium, a national conference titled Th ...read more


May 24th, 2018

Two National Biobank Strategy Coordinators for Biobank Sweden

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


May 28th, 2018

Biobank Sweden Appoints National IT and Operations Group

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


MSc Biobanking – Distance Learning

Application for the distance-learning Masters programme in Biobanking at the Medical University of Graz is open now. Starting in October 2018, the part-time post ...read more


May 28th, 2018

GBN workshop on legal regulations on incidental findings

Should biomaterial donors be informed of a BRCA mutation, which could trigger breast cancer, if this is discovered as an incidental finding in a study, for exampl ...read more


June 5th, 2018

Apply now for the MBA in Research Infrastructure Management

Develop your skills for leading research infrastructures with a global impact. Apply now for EMMRI – the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastruct ...read more


June 20th, 2018

Biobank Sweden’s National Sample Service Coordinators in Place

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


June 20th, 2018

BBMRI.at Success Story

Risk of burnout can be estimated by analysing saliva samples A major goal of biobanks is to support researchers with their work by collecting, handling and/or sto ...read more


June 21st, 2018

“BioPersMed cohort” – 1st BBMRI.at sample collection portrait

“BioPersMed cohort”: an outstanding interdisciplinary sample collection at Biobank Graz “BioPersMed” stands for “Biomarkers for Per ...read more


June 23rd, 2018

Zisis Kozlakidis New Head of IARC Lab Services and Biobank Group

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis, Past President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), has been appointed Head of the Laboratory ...read more


June 23rd, 2018

Uniform QM software for GBA biobanks

In future, biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) will use uniform software for quality management. The program features modules to manage documents and pr ...read more


July 6th, 2018

FAQ on the GDPR available in Polish

We are pleased to announce that the FAQ on the GDPR, one of our most popular downloads, are available in Polish now. Click here for our FAQ on the GDPR in Polish ...read more


July 13th, 2018

IBBL launches Findmyassay

IBBL recently announced the launch of Findmyassay.com, a new online tool that allows researchers to check the quality of their biological samples and improve the ...read more


July 16th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC joins RESAVER

 What is RESAVER? RESAVER is the first multi-country, multi-employer pension solution that aims to enhance the cross-border mobility of researchers. It enables e ...read more


July 18th, 2018

Dutch ELSI Servicedesk officially launched

On July 9, 2018, the Dutch ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Servicedesk was officially launched. This online Servicedesk (in Dutch) offers guidance a ...read more


July 27th, 2018

Training programme for GBA auditors launched

During a three-day workshop held in Berlin in mid-June, prospective auditors from the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) familiarised themselves with the theoretical p ...read more


July 30th, 2018

BBMRI.PL: THE POLISH BIOBANKING NETWORK

The Polish Biobanking Network was initiated in 2017 and the BBMRI.pl team has been busy ever since. Identifying potential partners First and foremost, the Medical ...read more


July 30th, 2018

CORBEL 2nd Open Call for research projects

CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is a Horizon2020 project uniting 13 European Biological and Medical Sc ...read more


August 6th, 2018

STRONG LINEUP AT EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK

The organisers of Europe Biobank Week are pleased to announce that Dr. Maggie De Block, Belgian Federal Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Dr. Philippe De ...read more


August 7th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI.uk launch Interoperability Forum

BBMRI-ERIC has built a reputation for building open source tooling that can support biobanks being integrated into a wider discovery framework. The UK Node of BBM ...read more


August 21st, 2018

Second on-site training session for technical assistants

The second on-site training session for technical staff from biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) was held in Heidelberg on 16 June and 10 July. Due to ...read more


August 22nd, 2018

BBMRI.at successfully organised course on CEN and ISO Standards

Organised by the Graz Institute of Pathology, SPIDIA4P, QIAGEN and BBMRI.at, the course raised awareness about the existence and relevance of the CEN Technical Sp ...read more


August 22nd, 2018

BIOBANK SWEDEN AT EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK IN ANTWERP

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


August 23rd, 2018

The PoC Osteo Cohort: collecting osteoporosis samples

Within the framework of the PoCOsteo Horizon 2020 project, BBMRI.at partner Biobank Graz started collecting osteoporosis samples earlier this year. The project ...read more


August 23rd, 2018

NEW SAMPLE ACCESS GUIDE FROM BIOBANK SWEDEN

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


August 24th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC 2017 Annual Report

BBMRI-ERIC has published its Annual Report for 2017, highlighting the key achievements last year. In addition to a detailed section on BBMRI-ERIC’s main act ...read more


August 24th, 2018

PhenoMeNal team releases “Dalcotidine”

The PhenoMeNal release team is happy to announce its 2018.08 release “Dalcotidine”. The release focuses on stability, the introduction of new tools and work ...read more


October 29th, 2019

Deadline Extended for BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Services Officer Position

Deadline extended to November 13th! BBMRI-ERIC is looking for an ELSI Services Officer based in Austria to support our ELSI team on ethical, legal and societal is ...read more


August 25th, 2018

Join the RD-Connect Community

RD-Connect is an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research. It provides user-friendly t ...read more


August 30th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC launches new webinar series

We are very pleased to announce that we are launching a new webinar series on quality management. Anyone who is interested in quality management issues in biobank ...read more


September 18th, 2018

Transferring biobank research data between the EU and African countries

Despite the fact that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides ways to transfer data, it is difficult to find ways to share data between Eu ...read more


September 19th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS and ECRIN release joint statement on Horizon Europe

BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS and ECRIN released a joint statement on Horizon Europe last week. Speaking at ICRI 2018, the International Conference for Research Infrastruct ...read more


September 20th, 2018

Biobank Sweden holds round table talks

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


September 21st, 2018

Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles launches new website

Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles (BWB ) is an inter-university collaboration platform open to all biobanks in the Brussels and Wallonia region to support applied ...read more


September 21st, 2018

CORBEL 2nd Open Call

CORBEL  – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is a Horizon2020 project uniting 13 European Biological and Medical ...read more


September 21st, 2018

CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk

The CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk is available to assist the European Biological and Medical Research Infrastructures with collaboration with industry and technology ...read more


September 24th, 2018

BBMRI.at reports back from Europe Biobank Week

All BBMRI.at partner biobanks attended Europe Biobank Week 2018. Biobanks and the BBMRI.at consortium partners presented their achievements and their work in dif ...read more


September 24th, 2018

BBMRI.it at Europe Biobank Week 2018

With the support of BBMRI.it, several Italian biobanks presented their work at Europe Biobank Week in Antwerp this year. In total, BBMRI.it and Italian biobanks ...read more


September 24th, 2018

European Biotech Week

European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology as an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953.  The event compris ...read more


September 24th, 2018

RItrain: from an EU project to an Executive Masters

Discover EMMRI and its Open Programme: The goal of RItrain, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, is to improve and professionalise training for research infrastruct ...read more


September 18th, 2018

MERIL launches new Visualisation Tool

MERIL (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape) has introduced an additional data visualisation tool that allows you to discover the MERIL data ...read more


September 19th, 2018

MERIL database now open to national RIs

The MERIL-2 project continues to evolve in line with the needs of its users and stakeholders. As part of this evolution, the MERIL database now accepts nomination ...read more


September 25th, 2018

Laurent Dollé wins EBW Presidents’ Award for Drone4Care

Laurent Dollé, Business Developer at Drone4Care, won a Presidents’ Award for the best scientific idea pitch at Europe Biobank Week 2018. Reporting back fr ...read more


October 4th, 2018

German Biobank Node shares satisfaction survey results

“Products, cooperation and networking within GBA – tell us about your experience!” – during an internal online survey, members of the German Biobank Allia ...read more


October 5th, 2018

GBA biobanks carry out ring trial

Biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) have conducted a ring trial to review their individual measurement procedures for tissue biobanking, improve their p ...read more


October 8th, 2018

GBN and GBA at Europe Biobank Week

Europe Biobank Week 2018 took place in Antwerp on 4–7 September. It was attended by 640 international participants. The German Biobank Node (GBN) had a presen ...read more


October 15th, 2018

Latvian Biobank Network Collections Pass Self-Assessment Survey

Several endocrinology research sample collections from the Latvian National Biobank Genome Database of Latvian Population recently passed the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Asse ...read more


October 17th, 2018

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC project extended

Following a request from the project consortium, the European Commission recently decided to extend the duration of the ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC project for an additional ...read more


October 23rd, 2018

BBMRI-NL OMICS NOMINATED FOR DUTCH DATA PRIZE

The dataset ‘BBMRI-OMICS: molecular big data for discovering disease mechanisms and biomarkers’ has been nominated by the jury of the Dutch Data Prize. BBMRI- ...read more


October 29th, 2018

BBMRI-NL: ENABLING FAIR DATA MANAGEMENT

MOLGENIS Research can help even non-bioinformaticians (!) enable FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable data) data management and is freely avail ...read more


October 25th, 2018

Biobank Sweden Launches ELSI Helpdesk

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


October 25th, 2018

GBA presents pilot tool for sample search

The German Biobank Alliance (GBA) has come a decisive step closer to enabling scientists to search for biomaterial samples and associated data online across multi ...read more


October 25th, 2018

European Biotech Week 2018: Playing biobank card games

Organising an initiative together with A.Li.Sa., the regional health authority, Ligurian biobanks returned to European Biotech Week this year. Taking place from ...read more


October 30th, 2018

Spotlight on: BBMRI.it

Our news section takes us to Italy this month, where our Italian Node reports on its most recent activities.   BBMRI.it at Meet in Italy for Life Sciences in ...read more


November 16th, 2018

BBMRI.at Raises Awareness for Sample Quality

BBMRI.at, our Austrian National Node, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness on the importance of quality standards and appropriate sample quality managem ...read more


November 20th, 2018

GBN Publishes Quality Management Manual

The German Biobank Node (GBN) has published its QM manual – the manual for quality management in biobanking. It is freely available as an “open access”  p ...read more


November 20th, 2018

GBA and GBN Organise Stakeholder Workshop

Do biomaterial donors want to be informed of research findings achieved using their samples? What do patients think of possible online portals that allow them to ...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 21st, 2018

Uppsala Health Summit Report

All over the world, the number of new cancer cases increases at a pace which will pose enormous strains on all healthcare systems if we continue to ignore the war ...read more


November 21st, 2018

Join our Team in Graz

Our team continues to grow, which is why we are currently on the lookout for a Quality Management Officer as well as a Finance Officer. BBMRI-ERIC offers fringe b ...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


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 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 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


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


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


December 11th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC Work Programme & Vision Paper

With the year drawing to a close, we thought we would share our plans for the new year and our vision beyond 2019 with you. While the Work Programme 2019 describe ...read more


April 4th, 2019

Biobank Sweden’s Scientific Advisory Board meet with the Steering Committee

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n ...read more


April 4th, 2019

Vacancy Note: Legal Officer

Job Title: Legal Officer Job Location: The central executive management office of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension ...read more


December 8th, 2018

The Final Rule in the U.S. and Its Implications for Biobank Research

Since the Common Rule was developed in the 1990s, the landscape and volume of research activities have changed dramatically. This growth and expansion of human su ...read more


April 9th, 2019

BBMRI-ERIC and SPIDIA4P Discuss Academia-Industry Partnerships at the European Parliament

Academia-Industry Research Partnership Showcases Role of Standards in Personalised Medicine to European Decision Makers The event organised by BBMRI-ERIC and SPID ...read more


April 16th, 2019

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC COLLECTS OVER 10,000 COLORECTAL CANCER DATASETS FOR RESEARCH

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC has just completed: our pilot project is a resounding success! Using 25 biobanks from 12 of our Member Countries, BBMRI-ERIC was able to create a ...read more


May 29th, 2019

Call for Abstracts Extended to May 30 for Europe Biobank Week 2019 in Lübeck

Join us in beautiful Lübeck, Germany, from 8-11 October for Europe Biobank Week 2019!    Europe Biobank Week 2019 will be held on 8-11 October a ...read more


New Publications from CORBEL

New publications in the CORBEL context In the context of the CORBEL work package on Cross-Infrastructure Medical Research, three articles were recently published ...read more


April 26th, 2019

Quality Standards for Polish Biobanks: New guidelines for biobanking institutions already available in Poland!

Wroclaw Medical University, as a member of the BBMRI.pl consortium, is responsible for the task “Verification of SOPs that exist in Polish biobanking instit ...read more


Video: Discussing Standards with SPIDIA4P at the European Parliament

Can new international and European standards increase patients’ safety by reducing the negative impact of external factors on in vitro diagnostic test results, ...read more


May 16th, 2019

IT & Data Protection Manager Petr Holub Speaks at the Czech Senate

On May 14, 2019, BBMRI-ERIC’s IT & Data Protection Manager Petr Holub spoke at the Senate of the Czech Republic in Prague during the fourth annual Natio ...read more


May 15th, 2019

Biobanking Art Exhibit Opens in Vienna

LATENT BONES: An Exhibition in two parts by Art & Science first year Master Students in collaboration with BBMRI-ERIC   The exhibition “latent bones” ...read more


Handbook for Biomarkers and Precision Medicine Published

May 29, 2019 Edited by Claudio Carini, Mark Fidock and Alain van Gool, Handbook for Biomarkers and Precision Medicine was recently published by Taylor & Fran ...read more


June 4th, 2019

Describing samples and sample donors: The first version of a new MIABIS extension is ready

A long and fruitful group effort has led to the first version of a new MIABIS extension for describing biobank samples and sample donors. The working group includ ...read more