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BIOBANQUES is a distributed infrastructure that builds on a landscape of 78 biobanks distributed all over France including disease-oriented studies and population-based cohorts. It covers the whole spectrum of human diseases with more than 600 on-going biological and clinical research programs, including 45 follow-up prospective surveys of population with 300 000 individuals included in the studies. BIOBANQUES is the French Node of BBMRI-ERIC, also referred to as

It aims to:

  • Improve academic and industry’s access to biological resources and related data collected in the French biobanks network;
  • Increase the quality and standardization of bioresources to be collected, scale up our capacities, widen disease representation, and implement interoperability of databases;
  • Foster academic and industrial research to address health challenges and improve health care;
  • Improve biosecurity and Biosafety according to national and international laws and recommendations;
  • And above all maintain public trust in these activities.

Michael Hisbergues


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