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Berlin / Germany 03 May

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 more

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Brussels / Belgium 10 May 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 more

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Bordeaux / France 15 May 17 May

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

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Tartu / Estonia 01 Jun 06 Jun


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 more

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London / UK 13 Jun 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 more

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Halle (Saale) / Germany 18 Jun 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 more

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Groningen / Netherlands 19 Jun 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 more

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Brussels / Belgium 20 Jun 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 more

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Erlangen / Germany 22 Jun 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 more

April 27th, 2017

Organising 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 more

April 27th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria QM cross audit at Biobank Graz A sign of mutual trust within the consortium – March 2017 Read the full article here   New pu 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 more

April 27th, 2017


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 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 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 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 more

April 19th, 2017


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 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 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 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 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 more

March 30th, 2017

Promoting Engagement, Quality and Good Practices: 6 National 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 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 more

March 30th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria

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

BBMRI-ERIC and its Stakeholder Forum in a Nutshell

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 the Sta more

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 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 more

March 10th, 2017

BBMRI.SE’s Biobank Perspectives Newsletter

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 more

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