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Nizhny Novgorod / Russia 22 Jul 2018 27 Jul

Volga Neuroscience Meeting

The International Conference – THE VOLGA NEUROSCIENCE MEETING 2018 will take place on board of a large (about 200 participants) riverboat from July 22 to Ju more

July 13th, 2018

IBBL launches Findmyassay

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

Integrated Biobank Luxembourg, IBBL, new online tools, quality control, find my assay
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 more

FAQ EU GDPR; ELSI, health research legislation, BBMRI-ERIC
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 more

quality management software, german biobank alliance, qm
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 more

Forschung, donate biomaterials, bio samples
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 more

Zisis Kozlakidis, ISBER, Memorandum of Understanding, IARC, Head of Laboratory Services and Biobank Group
June 21st, 2018

“BioPersMed cohort” – 1st sample collection portrait

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

Sample collection, BioPersMed, Biomarker, Personalised Medicine
June 20th, 2018 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 more

MUG, Med Uni Graz, Researcher, Biobank
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 more

biobank sverige, biobank sweden, appoint new strategy coordinators
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 more

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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 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 more

German Biobank Node Workshop, Meine Gene gehoeren mir, My genes are mine, panel discussion
May 28th, 2018

Biobanking Workshop and Symposium in Izmir

An international workshop titled “Biobanking for Rare Diseases” and a symposium titled “Bridging Biobanks in MENA Countries to Promote Research and more

BBMRI Turkey organises biobanking workshop and symposium in Izmir
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 more

Biobank Sverige, Biobank Sweden, logo, BBMRI Sweden
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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 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 consortium, a national conference titled Th more

Human body BBMRI Poland national conference
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, more

Biotheque Wallonie Bruxelles calling for brochures on biobanking
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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 more

April 23rd, 2018

Austrian biobanks declare sample quality

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

Austrian biobanks declare sample quality, BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey, Directory, biobanking catalogue
April 19th, 2018

GDPR: Final Guidelines on Consent and Transparency

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP 29) published the final Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259) on Friday last week and the one more

GDPR public consultation
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 more

BBMRI-ERIC survey questionnaire
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 more

BBMRI-ERIC webinar
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 more

Vitomir Horvat, BBMRI-ERIC Systems Administrator
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 more

SPIDIA4P, personalised medicine, EU project, Horizon 2020
April 4th, 2018

Ethical review of biobank-based research in Italy, 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 more

ELSI issues biobanking

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