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17 Apr

CORBEL webinar

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

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Ghent / Belgium 01 Jul 04 Jul


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 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 more

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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 and the Ins more

Children's university workshop organised by
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 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 more

RItrain, EU project, BBMRI-ERIC, Training, Management of Research Infrastructures
March 12th, 2018 presents draft code of conduct for Polish biobanks, 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 more

data protection, biobanking, healthcare, patient data
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09 May

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

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05 Apr

05 BBMRI.QM webinar

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

March 6th, 2018

Bio-informatics workshop

The Malta Biobank ( / EuroMED) team organised a 4 day Bio-informatics workshop from 15th to 18th January and hosted Dr. Heimo Müller from BBMRI-ERIC’s more

data, IT, biobanking, tools
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22 Mar

04 BBMRI.QM webinar

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

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20 Mar

03 BBMRI.QM webinar

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

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06 Feb

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 more

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22 Jan

Web conference: 01 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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

February 26th, 2018


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

DNA structure, biobank, biobanking, BBMRI-ERIC
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 more

CORBEL EU project, life sciences
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 more

Erik Steinfelder German Biobank Node newsletter interview, BBMRI-ERIC Director General
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 more

Swiss Biobanking Platform logo SBP
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 more

Viridiana Beltran Venegas, Secretary, BBMRI-ERIC
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 last month. B 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 more

EDPS Ethics Advisory Group 2018 report on digial ethics
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 more

B3Africa project, BBMRI-ERIC, bridging biomedical research and biobanking across Europe and Africa
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 more

ISBER, International Society for biological and environmental repositories
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… more

Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre UK, BBMRI-ERIC, national node
January 29th, 2018 sends out its first newsletter

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

BBMRI Belgium, Belgian National Node
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 more

Cancer cells, biobanking, biobanks, cancer research, BBMRI-ERIC
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 more

Spidia4P, EU project, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020
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 more

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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 more

10th meeting of the ISO Technical Committee 276 Working Group, “Biobanks and Bioresources”, Berlin

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