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Copenhagen / Denmark 26 Sep 2018 28 Sep

ENCR Scientific Meeting

The ENCR Scientific Meeting and General Assembly provides all European cancer registries with the opportunity to share research findings, discuss cancer registrat more

September 19th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS and ECRIN release joint statement on Horizon Europe

BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS and ECRIN released a joint statement on Horizon Europe last week. Speaking at ICRI 2018, the International Conference for Research Infrastruct more

Erik-Steinfelder-Carlos-Moedas meeting at ICRI 2018 in Vienna, International Conference for Research Infrastructures
September 18th, 2018

Transferring biobank research data between the EU and African countries

Despite the fact that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides ways to transfer data, it is difficult to find ways to share data between Eu more

ELSI TEAM, BBMRI-ERIC, Santa Slokenberga
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11 Sep 2018

07 BBMRI.QM Webinar

Towards more accurate, reproducible, and robust measurement and analysis of biological samples: International Standardization Efforts within ISO/TC 276 – Biotec more

August 30th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC launches new webinar series

We are very pleased to announce that we are launching a new webinar series on quality management. Anyone who is interested in quality management issues in biobank more

BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Webinar, webinar series, biobanking
August 25th, 2018

Join the RD-Connect Community

RD-Connect is an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research. It provides user-friendly t more

data, IT, biobanking, tools
August 24th, 2018

PhenoMeNal team releases “Dalcotidine”

The PhenoMeNal release team is happy to announce its 2018.08 release “Dalcotidine”. The release focuses on stability, the introduction of new tools and work more

Phenomenal, EU H2020, Horizon 2020 project, Cloud Reserach Environment Portal
August 24th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC 2017 Annual Report

BBMRI-ERIC has published its Annual Report for 2017, highlighting the key achievements last year. In addition to a detailed section on BBMRI-ERIC’s main act more

August 23rd, 2018


The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n more

August 23rd, 2018

The PoC Osteo Cohort: collecting osteoporosis samples

Within the framework of the PoCOsteo Horizon 2020 project, partner Biobank Graz started collecting osteoporosis samples earlier this year. The project more

PoCOsteo cohort, osteoporosis sample collection, Biobank Graz
August 22nd, 2018


The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards n more

Europe Biobank Week Antwerp, Antwerpen
August 22nd, 2018 successfully organised course on CEN and ISO Standards

Organised by the Graz Institute of Pathology, SPIDIA4P, QIAGEN and, the course raised awareness about the existence and relevance of the CEN Technical Sp more organises course on CEN and ISO standards for Pre-analytical Processes in Industrial Development and Medical Diagnostics
August 21st, 2018

Second on-site training session for technical assistants

The second on-site training session for technical staff from biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) was held in Heidelberg on 16 June and 10 July. Due to more

August 7th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC and launch Interoperability Forum

BBMRI-ERIC has built a reputation for building open source tooling that can support biobanks being integrated into a wider discovery framework. The UK Node of BBM more

Interoperability Forum, BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI UK, Common Service IT, open source tools biobanking
August 6th, 2018


The organisers of Europe Biobank Week are pleased to announce that Dr. Maggie De Block, Belgian Federal Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Dr. Philippe De more

Europe Biobank Week 2018, Antwerpen, EBW18
July 30th, 2018

CORBEL 2nd Open Call for research projects

CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is a Horizon2020 project uniting 13 European Biological and Medical Sc more

CORBEL EU project, shared services for life sciences, BBMRI-ERIC project partner
July 30th, 2018


The Polish Biobanking Network was initiated in 2017 and the team has been busy ever since. Identifying potential partners First and foremost, the Medical more

BBMRI-pl-developing-fast, BBMRI Poland, biobanking
July 27th, 2018

Training programme for GBA auditors launched

During a three-day workshop held in Berlin in mid-June, prospective auditors from the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) familiarised themselves with the theoretical p more

GBN-auditor-training, German Biobank Node,, Quality management in biobanking
July 18th, 2018

Dutch ELSI Servicedesk officially launched

On July 9, 2018, the Dutch ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Servicedesk was officially launched. This online Servicedesk (in Dutch) offers guidance a more

Dutch-ELSI-Servicedesk, Personalised Medicine, BBMRI-NL
July 16th, 2018


 What is RESAVER? RESAVER is the first multi-country, multi-employer pension solution that aims to enhance the cross-border mobility of researchers. It enables e more

RESAVER, EU pension fund, pension solution, European Commission
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

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