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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 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 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 more

Luebeck, Germany, old town
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- more

BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members 2018, Breukelen, Netherlands
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 more

November 23rd, 2018 presents: the KIWI Cohort

This month, our Austrian Node,, presents an outstanding sample collection hosted by Biobank Graz. The KIWI* cohort consists of body fluids and data that more

man touching woman's belly
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 more

Group photo, Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board of German Biobank Node
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 more

BBMRI Latvia organises workshop on challenges related to using data for medical research in Latvia
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 more

Man in checked shirt holding glasses, stock photo, BBMRI-ERIC
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 more

Hiring, vacancy, job, BBMRI-ERIC Graz
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 more

3d rendered Cancer Cell on a color background, biobanking, biobanks, BBMRI-ERIC
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 more

Sample Processing
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 more

November 16th, 2018 Raises Awareness for Sample Quality, our Austrian National Node, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness on the importance of quality standards and appropriate sample quality managem more

Biobank Graz and at their booth at the Austrian platform for personalised medicine congress in Graz
October 30th, 2018

Spotlight on:

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

News from our Italian Node,
October 29th, 2018


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

BBMRI Netherlands enables FAIR data management
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 more

Students playing biobank card games at European Biotech Week 2018
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 more

German Biobank Alliance staff present pilot for online sample search tool
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 more

ELSI-Servicedesk, Personalised Medicine, BBMRI-NL
October 23rd, 2018


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- 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 more

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC project meeting London, October 9, 2018
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 more

BBMRI-ERIC Latvian National Node sample collections pass self-assessment survey
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 more

German Biobank Node booth at Europe Biobank Week 2018 in Antwerp
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 more

German Biobank Alliance biobanks carrying out ring trial
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 more

Survey, questionnaire
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 more

new self-assessment survey, quality management services, bbmri-eric
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 more

Laurent Dolle, Europe Biobank Week Antwerp, Presidents' Award, best scientific idea pitch, drone4care
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 more

RItrain, EU project, BBMRI-ERIC, Training, Management of Research Infrastructures

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