The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards national harmonisation in biobanking. In accordance with the overreaching goals for 2018, two national coordinators for biobank strategy have been appointed by Biobank Sweden’s National Steering Committee: Elisabeth Norén (Region Jönköping County), and Maria Liljander (Region Skåne).
The coordinators will cooperate, working together to form a national biobank strategy resource. They will focus on activities related to increasing the value of existing sample collections, including research group outreach, sample access strategies, and similar. The coordinators will also cooperate closely with Biobank Sweden’s newly appointed national IT and operations group.