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Ghent / Belgium 01 Jul 2018 04 Jul

CTLS 2018 CONGRESS

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 ...read more


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Webinar 10 Jul 2018

CORBEL webinar

Title: The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk – Personalising ELSI Support Speaker: Jasjote Grewal (BBMRI-ERIC) Date: July 10, 2018 Time: 15:30 CEST The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI H ...read more


March 6th, 2018

Bio-informatics workshop

The Malta Biobank (BBMRI.mt / EuroMED) team organised a 4-day bio-informatics workshop from 15th to 18th January, hosting Heimo Müller from BBMRI-ERIC’s Commo ...read more


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27 Mar 2018

BBMRI.QM webinar

EDIReX Project: “EurOPDX Distributed Infrastructure for Research on patient-derived cancer Xenografts“   Agenda: Presentation of the EDIReX Project: ...read more


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22 Mar 2018

04 BBMRI.QM webinar

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


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20 Mar 2018

03 BBMRI.QM webinar

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


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06 Feb 2018

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 ...read more


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22 Jan 2018

Web conference: 01 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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


February 26th, 2018

BIOBANK SWEDEN – A SPOTLIGHT ON NEWLY LAUNCHED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 on the 15th a ...read 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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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… ...read more


January 29th, 2018

BBMRI.be sends out its first newsletter

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


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


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 ...read more


January 24th, 2018

BBMRI-ERIC replies to public consultation

BBMRI-ERIC has recently submitted its comments on the Article 29 Working Party Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259) and Transparency under Regu ...read more


January 23rd, 2018

Image/video competition

Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), a European research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging technologies, has launched an image/video competition. There are thr ...read more


January 23rd, 2018

New calls for RItrain Staff Exchanges

Applications for a new RItrain Staff Exchange hosted by EATRIS are now open. There are currently four different Staff Exchange opportunities:   Governance, ...read more


January 16th, 2018

Second BBMRI.at-internal QM cross audit

MedUni Wien Biobank successfully completed a quality management audit by peers from Graz, VetMedUni Vienna and BBMRI-ERIC based on the international QM standard ...read more


January 15th, 2018

RItrain Staff Exchange

The purpose of RItrain Knowledge / Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European research infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best pra ...read more


January 11th, 2018

EMBL webinar series

Hear from leading speakers about the latest thinking on successful professional development in a new free webinar series. The subject of the first webinar on Febr ...read more


January 3rd, 2018

Open-source software for biobankers

Between 28 and 30 November 2017, BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.at and B3Africa co-organised a training workshop on open-source biobanking software in Lyon, France. Attracting ...read more


December 21st, 2017

New EMA information for drug development within H2020

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated the set of information it provides to drug developers working within the context of clinical trials funded via Hor ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Vodafone Malta Foundation donates €100,000 to RIDT

The Vodafone Malta Foundation and the University of Malta have signed an agreement to facilitate cutting-edge research that explores the causes and treatments for ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Survey on ELSI challenges in biobank-based research

The Data in Question survey consists of 25 questions on some of the challenges of obtaining and sharing biological samples and data for research purposes in bioba ...read more


December 21st, 2017

German Biobank Symposium

The 6th National Biobank Symposium was held in Berlin from 6 to 7 December 2017, bringing together 260 biobank experts to discuss the latest developments in biob ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Public Consultation on WP29 Guidelines on Consent (GDPR)

The Article 29 Working Party has adopted a document titled “Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679” to clarify the requirements of the EU GDP ...read more


December 21st, 2017

Code of Conduct for Health Research

The Drafting Group met for the second time face to face on 22-23 November 2017 in Paris. The aim of the meeting was to first and foremost to share findings and f ...read more


December 21st, 2017

FinnGen: unique global research project launches in Finland

A unique study combining genome information with digital healthcare data has been launched in Finland. The FinnGen study plans to analyse up to 500 000 unique blo ...read more


December 20th, 2017

EMBRC Biobank project launch

The kick-off meeting for the European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank (EBB) project took place in Vigo on the 21st and 22nd of November 2017. The main o ...read more


December 20th, 2017

ID-EPTRI: New project set to launch in January 2018

ID-EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure), a project coordinated by CVBF and submitted within the INFRADEV-2016-2017 single-stage call ...read more


December 13th, 2017

Applications open for RItrain Staff Exchanges

The purpose of RItrain Knowledge / Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European research infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best pra ...read more


December 12th, 2017

Swiss Biobanking Platform releases pre-analytical datasets for consultation

Swiss Biobanking Platform just released two pre-analytical datasets (liquid & tissue) for consultation that Swiss biobanks are recommended to use. The dataset ...read more


December 5th, 2017

Meet Anna-Liisa, our new secretary

The BBMRI-ERIC team is delighted to welcome Anna-Liisa Kuslap as our new Secretary, joining us at the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Graz, Aust ...read more


November 30th, 2017

BBMRI.uk October – November newsletter

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre October – November newsletter is now available. It includes reports on the UK Biobanking Showcase and a nice ...read more


November 30th, 2017

GDPR Code of Conduct for Health Research and Implications for FP9

BBRMI-ERIC has been working tirelessly to understand the future of health research in the changing panorama of data governance and EU funding. As part of this eff ...read more


November 30th, 2017

Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery

Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 4th until the 7th September 2018.   Building on t ...read more


November 30th, 2017

BBMRI-NL November newsletter out now

The new BBMRI-NL newsletter is now available, including updates on a new web application for GDPR records, data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and compliance ...read more


November 28th, 2017

Vacancy Note: Systems Administrator

Job title: Systems Administrator – full-time Job location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria Job Purpose: The Systems Admin ...read more


November 27th, 2017

Self-Assessment Survey for biobanks and sample collections

BBMRI-ERIC’s Quality Management reached an important milestone earlier this year: a self-assessment survey for biobanks and sample collections located in BBMRI- ...read more


November 27th, 2017

Biobanks in personalised medicine

Representatives from both BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI.at recently attended the Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine Inaugural Event and Symposium in Vienna to par ...read more


November 24th, 2017

Making sense of genetic risk

By Anna Holm The likelihood of disease is not always informative to research participants. The numeric sense of genetic risk does not always correspond to their u ...read more


November 22nd, 2017

CORBEL launches service catalogue

CORBEL, a H2020 cluster project uniting 13 European biological and medical research infrastructures, has launched its Catalogue of Services. CORBEL aims to create ...read more


November 20th, 2017

First ERIC Forum Meeting in Graz, Austria

On November 16 and 17, BBMRI hosted the first ERIC Forum meeting in Graz, Austria. Representatives from all operational as well as from future European Research ...read more


November 9th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC replies to European Commission public consultation

In autumn 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market (click here). The con ...read more


October 25th, 2017

New RItrain surveys available

Two new surveys looking at training needs of managers of research infrastructures are now available. The results will be used for the purposes of the RItrain staf ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC paves the way to new era in biobanking

BBMRI-ERIC Quality Manager Andrea Wutte and Senior Advisor Jan-Eric Litton presented a poster at Global Biobank Week 2017 to highlight a new milestone in biobanki ...read more


October 25th, 2017

News from our Polish Node

For Polish biobankers, October was a month full of meetings related to biobanking. For the first time in its history, the Polish Node organised a BBMRI-ERIC Manag ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI.pl conference attracts more than 180 participants

The First Scientific and Training Conference of Polish Biobanks took place from 13 to 14 October 2017 at Wroclaw Medical University. The event was organised by th ...read more


October 25th, 2017

BBMRI.at biobanks among the first with collections meeting CEN/TS requirements

All BBMRI.at biobanks have started to evaluate their collections with respect to the CEN/TS requirements using the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey. Two BBMRI.a ...read more


October 25th, 2017

Uppsala workshop on Public Private Partnerships

A report on the outcomes of a Public Private Partnership stakeholder workshop that took place at Uppsala University last year was recently published. EU grant fun ...read more


October 25th, 2017

UK Biobanking Showcase

The UK Biobanking Showcase, organised by the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (BBMRI.uk), is the UK’s annual event covering the latest development ...read more


October 25th, 2017

News from our UK node

BBMRI.UK secures future funding The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have announced that they will be funding the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordinatio ...read more


October 25th, 2017

New B3Africa Newsletter available

The latest issue of the B3Africa Newsletter features updates on current B3Africa activities and interesting reports on testing the eB3Kit in real-life settings. R ...read more


October 25th, 2017

German Biobank Node newsletter out now

The German Biobank Node’s quarterly newsletter is out now, including a nice piece about Erik Steinfelder being appointed new Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. Oth ...read more


October 25th, 2017

Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine: Inaugural Event

Representatives from both BBMRI-ERIC and BBMRI.at attended the Austrian Platform for Personalized Medicine Inaugural Event and Symposium in Vienna last week to pa ...read more


October 13th, 2017

Global Biobank Week 2017 – as it happened

Global Biobank Week 2017, the first biobanking conference on a global scale, took place between September 13 and 15 this year. Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB, ...read more


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11 Dec 2017

Web conference: 09 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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04 Dec 2017

Web conference: 08 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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23 Nov 2017

WEB CONFERENCE: 05 WG1.2 Tissue meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome 2.      Presentation “Helsinki Biobank’s digital pathology solutions in tissue sample pathway”, Tiina Vesterinen, MSc, Co ...read more


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17 Nov 2017

Web conference: 07 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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10 Nov 2017

Web conference: 06 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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03 Nov 2017

Web conference: 05 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

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20 Oct 2017

Web conference: 04 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda:  1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      19011-Chapter discussion and presentation: Loes, Veronique, Mieke (BBMRI.de), Bettina, Christiane, Claudia (B ...read more


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06 Oct 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Development of a BBMRI-ERIC Audit Programme System according to ISO 19011-2011, TO DO: Who is taking which Chap ...read more


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29 Sep 2017

Web conference: 02 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Development of a BBMRI-ERIC Audit Programme System according to ISO 19011-2011 3.      Development of a cost break ...read more


September 28th, 2017

Estonian Biobank to provide personalised feedback to biobank participants

About Estonian Biobank Estonian Biobank (EGCUT) is a population-based longitudinal biobank established in 2000 and representing about 5% of Estonia’s adult popu ...read more


September 28th, 2017

BBMRI.at at Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm

Several BBMRI.at representatives attended Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm between September 13 and 15. They all actively engaged in the event, presenting p ...read more


September 25th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.at and Biobank Graz: biobanking hotspot Graz

Austrian broadcaster ORF Steiermark recently did a report on the pioneering work done by Biobank Graz, BBMRI.at and BBMRI-ERIC – all of which are based in G ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

First module of Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures successfully delivered

The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures has been successfully launched, with the first module delivered between September 20 and 22. The c ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Horizon scanning survey: 5 quick questions to help us help you

The BBMRI-ERIC Common Service ELSI has prepared a very brief survey to find out what you think are the important ethical, legal, and policy issues facing biobanki ...read more


September 22nd, 2017

NanomedTAB – free-of-charge mentoring programme for nanomedicine: application deadline extended

NanomedTAB, the Nanomedicine Translation Advisory Board is a free-of-charge mentoring program to assess and advise promising nanomedicine projects and accelerate ...read more


September 21st, 2017

Call for Papers – 6. Nationales Biobanken-Symposium 2017

Co-organised by the German Biobank Node and TMF (Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung), Nationales Biobanken-Symposium i ...read more


September 21st, 2017

Final programme for EMBL Conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences 2017 available

The final programme for the EMBL Conference on Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences 2017 is now available here. Registration and abstract submission are o ...read more


September 20th, 2017

Ready for Microscopy – Junior Researchers Day hosted by BBMRI.at

20 primary school children and the Austrian Childrens Newspaper visiting BBMRI.at  (Volkschulkinder und die Kleine Kinderzeitung zu Gast bei BBMRI.at) What happ ...read more


September 8th, 2017

Final programme for Global Biobank Week 2017 online

The final programme for Global Biobank Week 2017 can be downloaded here. Find out more about the keynote speakers and all the other exciting events taking place ...read more


September 5th, 2017

THE ROUTE at Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm: From DNA sample to personalised feedback on genomics

The Route simulates the real workflow of a biobank. It is an interactive sequence of steps allowing GBW attendees to go through the seven different stages that ar ...read more


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07 Sep 2017

Web Conference: 05 WG5 QMS Meeting – Invitation to all Working Groups

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “QMS of the Liquid Biobank Bern” Carlo Largiadèr, Prof., Vice Director of the University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Unive ...read more


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05 Sep 2017

Web conference: 01 WG6 Audit Programme meeting

Agenda: 1.      Welcome (Andrea) 2.      Tour the table, (Experience with Audit Programmes), at the moment participants from .at, .be, .de, .fr, .it, .m ...read more


Article co-authored by Petr Holub among high-impact articles in Biopreservation and Biobanking

Petr Holub, BBMRI-ERIC IT/Data Protection Manager, is one of the authors of an article titled Toward Global Biobank Integration by Implementation of the Minimum ...read more


August 3rd, 2017

ESOF 2018 Toulouse: new calls for programme proposals opening soon

Founded in 2004 by EuroScience, a non-profit grassrots organisation for researchers in Europe, the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is the biennial pan-European mee ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Meet Jasjote Grewal, our new ELSI Helpdesk Coordinator

Jasjote Grewal is a lawyer by training, having qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2010 with a niche health and social care law firm in London. S ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Meet Francesco Florindi, our new Engagement Officer

The BBMRI-ERIC family is delighted to welcome Francesco Florindi as our new Engagement Officer. Francesco obtained a cum laude Master’s degree in International ...read more


July 27th, 2017

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC omics questionnaires

The BBMRI-ERIC community is seeking to increase its knowledge about omics technology service providers in Europe. To this end, four different questionnaires have ...read more


July 27th, 2017

Biobanking concerns me: a great joint effort at public engagement during EBW 2017

  This year, the Italian node, BBMRI.it, will play a very active role in the European Biotech Week 2017 (EBW 2017), coordinating a great joint effort at publ ...read more


July 24th, 2017

Greg Simon, President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, to open Global Biobank Week as keynote speaker

As President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Greg is working to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detecti ...read more


July 21st, 2017

BBMRI.at partner Medical University of Innsbruck hosts biobanking workshop on new sample quality standards

The Medical University of Innsbruck, a BBMRI.at partner, recently hosted a biobanking workshop to introduce the new sample quality standards defined within the C ...read more


July 21st, 2017

Medical University of Graz (BBMRI.at) co-organises meeting on open innovation: How Research Infrastructures Boost Innovation

The Medical University of Graz, one of the BBMRI.at partners, and EATRIS recently co-organised a meeting in Brussels as part of the H2020-funded CORBEL (Coordinat ...read more


July 10th, 2017

CLOSED: Secretary/Receptionist

Job title: Secretary/Receptionist – 14-month temporary replacement   Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria & ...read more


July 7th, 2017

Survey on sustainability of human research biobanks

“Biobanks are an important resource for clinical and environmental research and financially sustaining the infrastructures is a challenge that is being experien ...read more


July 6th, 2017

ELIXIR releases its 2016 Annual Report

ELIXIR has published its 2016 Annual Report highlighting the most important steps forward in 2016 and showing how much ELIXIR’s services have advanced. It also ...read more


July 6th, 2017

Prof. Jan-Eric Litton, Senior Adviser at BBMRI-ERIC, to Open Global Biobank Week 2017 as Keynote Speaker

Jan-Eric Litton received his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet in 1983. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Biomedical Computing Technology at Karolinska Instit ...read more


July 5th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members Appoints Erik Steinfelder as New Director General

The BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members recently appointed Erik Steinfelder as the new Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. He will begin this position on 1st August 2017, ...read more


July 4th, 2017

CORBEL Staff Exchange: Call for Participants

The purpose of CORBEL Staff Exchanges is for operational staff from the Research Infrastructures (RIs) participating in CORBEL to develop operational expertise ...read more


Biobanking of Human Biospecimens – Principles and Practice: New Publication Available

Edited by Markus Pasterk, Administrative Director at BBMRI-ERIC, Austrian National Node Director Kurt Zatloukal, Pierre Hainaut and Jim Vaught, this volume is the ...read more


June 29th, 2017

Record Number of Travel Fellowship Awards for Global Biobank Week

There were a record number of applicants for travel fellowships to attend the Global Biobank Week (GBW) conference to be held in Stockholm from the 13-15 Septembe ...read more


BBMRI.at contributes to new paper on sports medicine

Blood tests can show that endurance sports have a beneficial impact on physical and mental performance. Authored by Helmuth Haslacher et al., this paper describes ...read more


June 29th, 2017

European Marine Biological Resource Centre launches new biobanking project

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) launched the European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank (EBB) project at the beginning of May. Aimi ...read more


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03 Jul 2017

Web Conference: 04 WG3 Tissue Meeting – Invitation to all BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda:  Welcome Presentation “OECI: A organization of Institutions on the Oncology Frontline” (Giorgio Stanta, Professor of Pathology Dept. Medical Science ...read more


June 22nd, 2017

Hot off the press: Biobanks Europe Magazine No. 7

We are delighted to announce that the Biobanks Europe Magazine No. 7 is out. If you have always wondered what the ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC project is all about, if you ...read more


Four simple recommendations to encourage best practices in research software

Co-authored by Petr Holub, IT/Data Protection Manager at BBMRI-ERIC, this new article highlights how already existing best practices in software development can b ...read more


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19 Jun 2017

Web Conference: All BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda Welcome Short tour the table: Petr Holub, David van Enckevort, Kaisa Silander Presentation “Overview of the IT architecture/services of BBMRI-ERIC” (P ...read more


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08 Jun 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG1/2 Tissue Meeting – Invitation to all BBMRI-ERIC Working Groups

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “External Quality Assurance Schemes (EQA) for biobanks and research labs” (Fay Betsou, Chief Scientific officer of IBBL integ ...read more


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07 Jun 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome ‘Body fluid metabolomics by NMR: a potential revolution in diagnostics’ Claudio Luchinat, Professor of Chemistry Magnetic Resonance C ...read more


June 2nd, 2017

INFRAFRONTIER2020 Project Trans-national Access call June 2017: Late-onset systemic phenotyping (ageing pipeline)

Context and aim of the call INFRAFRONTIER is the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping, archiving and distribution of model mammalian genomes. The INFR ...read more


May 24th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Directory reaches 100m samples

BBMRI-ERIC is delighted to announce that its Directory has now reached 100m samples, making it the largest biobanking catalogue on the globe. Having recently been ...read more


May 24th, 2017

Children as Researchers: Event Co-Organised by BBMRI.at Proves a Success

Together with the Austrian Society of Pathology and the Institute of Pathology of the Medical University of Graz, BBMRI.at recently organised a research event for ...read more


May 23rd, 2017

First successful RItrain staff exchange hosted by EATRIS

On March 10 and 11, EATRIS hosted the first RItrain Staff Exchange at its headquarters in Amsterdam. Eleven participants came together with EATRIS staff to share ...read more


May 23rd, 2017

Common Minimum Technical Standards and Protocols for Biobanks Dedicated to Cancer Research: New Book Published by IARC

Biobanking has developed at a rapid pace in recent years, initiated by the drive for personalised medicine, the need for high-quality biological resources and ass ...read more


May 22nd, 2017

New European Initiative ORION launched in Barcelona at the Beginning of May

ORION is a new collaborative European project that will explore ways in which research and funding organisations in life sciences and biomedicine can open up the ...read more


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19 May 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG3 CEN / Venous Whole Blood Tissue Meeting

Welcome UNIFI activities and tasks in SPIDIA4P (Mario Pazzagli, Stefania Gelmini, Pamela Pinzani (University of Florence) SAS – how is your progress? Discussio ...read more


May 12th, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding to set up an ERIC Forum Signed by our Director General this Week

The 6th European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Network Meeting took place in snowy Helsinki on May 9 and 10. After two days of presentations and break ...read more


May 9th, 2017

New comment co-authored by Jan-Eric Litton: Bridging the translational innovation gap through good biomarker practice

Jan-Eric Litton is one of the authors of a comment recently published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. Titled Bridging the Translational Innovation Gap Through ...read more


May 9th, 2017

Abstract submission deadline for Global Biobank Week extended

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 2017 Global Biobank Week in Stockholm has been extended to May 18. Click here for more information and to sub ...read more


May 8th, 2017

Biobanking UK announce date for 2017’s annual meeting

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre have set the date for their 2017 annual meeting. They will be returning to the Kia Oval on the 18th October for ...read more


May 5th, 2017

German Biobank Alliance Launched

After a long, intensive preparatory phase, the German Biobank Alliance has finally been launched. Coordinated by  the German Biobank Node, it will serve the enti ...read more


April 27th, 2017

Organising BBMRI.pl: 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 ...read more


April 27th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria

BBMRI.at-internal QM cross audit at Biobank Graz A sign of mutual trust within the BBMRI.at consortium – March 2017 Read the full article here   New pu ...read 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 ...read more


April 27th, 2017

TURKISH GENOME PROJECT LAUNCHED

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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more


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24 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 03 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome Presentation of the Quality Management System of the Biobank UZA Leuven (Mieke Wilde) Progress Report QMS Self-Assessment Survey (Andrea, Philipp ...read more


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20 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG3+4 venous whole blood & metabolomics Meeting

Welcome Ready to go: Self-Assessment survey for venous whole blood and metabolomics (Andrea, Sabrina, Heimo) ...read more


April 19th, 2017

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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 ...read 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 ...read more


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11 Apr 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG1.2 Tissue Meeting

Agenda: Welcome SPIDIA4P Karl-Friedrich Becker, Peter Riegman Ready to go: Self-Assessment survey for SF and FFPE Tissues (Andrea, Sabrina, Heimo) ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more


March 30th, 2017

Promoting Engagement, Quality and Good Practices: 6 National BBMRI.it 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 ...read 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 ...read more


March 30th, 2017

News from our National Node in Austria

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


March 23rd, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC and its Stakeholder Forum in a Nutshell

Former 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 ...read more


March 20th, 2017

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 ...read 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 ...read more


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16 Mar 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome Metabolomics; findings in H2020 project Phenomenal ‘A comprehensive and standardized e-infrastructure for analyzing medical metabolic pheno ...read more


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13 Mar 2017

Web Conference: 02 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome BBMRI-ERIC Magazine – Quality Progress Report QMS Self-Assessment Survey (Andrea, Christoph) Presentation of the Quality Management System o ...read 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 ...read more


March 8th, 2017

Summary Report on the BBMRI-ERIC Working Meeting on Health and Life Sciences GDPR Code of Conduct

On 1 February 2017, BBMRI-ERIC held a working meeting in Brussels, bringing together around 30 representatives from the European biological and medical science r ...read more


March 6th, 2017

Answers to FAQs on EU GDPR – New Version Available Now

On May 24, 2016, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data ...read more


March 2nd, 2017

EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

RItrain, the Research Infrastructure Training Programme, is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at improving and professionalising the training of managerial ...read more


February 22nd, 2017

BBMRI-LPC: THROUGH ACCESS TO SUCCESS

The European-wide, FP7-funded BBMRI-LPC project (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure ― Large Prospective Cohorts; GA no. 313010) brought togethe ...read more


February 20th, 2017

!NEW! – MSC in Biobanking

The Master’s course “MSc in Biobanking” starts for the second time! More at bbmri.at>> ...read more


February 20th, 2017

International Biobanking Experts at BBMRI.at Course in Graz

How to improve the quality of biobank samples, could be experienced in the BBMRI.at laboratory course “Pre-Analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking”. More a ...read more


February 17th, 2017

CORBEL staff exchanges: Call for Hosts 2017

The purpose of CORBEL staff exchanges is for operational staff from the Research Infrastructures participating in CORBEL to develop operational expertise in four ...read more


February 16th, 2017

Biobanks Europe Magazine #6

Ensuring reproducibility and reliability of scientific work should be at the heart of medical science. It is thus an issue of great concern for BBMRI-ERIC and we ...read more


February 14th, 2017

Standardisation and improvement of pre-analytical workflows

European biobanks providing human specimens and human derived materials usable for research, are seeking to implement standardised pre-analytical workflow steps f ...read more


February 13th, 2017

Article in *Research Europe

Group plans guidance on personal data use Text written by Craig Nicholson Researchers and lawyers are working on a code of conduct for the use of personal data i ...read more


February 8th, 2017

Code of conduct for using personal data in health research

Group mulls guidance on use of personal data
Researchers and lawyers are working on a code of conduct for using personal data in health research, aimed at ...read more


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07 Feb 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG1.2 Tissue MEETING

Agenda: Welcome 2017 Plan Any feedback? SAS for Snap Frozen & FFPE (Andrea) ISO/TC 212 – progess (Karl, Peter) Publication progress (Karl, Serena) ...read more


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06 Feb 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG3 CEN / venous whole blood tissue Meeting

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February 2nd, 2017

MSc in Biobanking

Target group: This university course is open for graduates with a bachelor degree in medicine, technical specialists and graduates in natural sciences (biology, p ...read more


February 2nd, 2017

Global Biobank Week: Submit your abstract

Abstract submission for the Global Biobank Week 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden is open now: http://globalbiobankweek.org/abstract-submissions/   Abstract submiss ...read more


February 2nd, 2017

ECRIN press release

Towards better medicines for children: PedCRIN project builds research infrastructure ...read more


February 1st, 2017

Vacancy Note: Communication Officer

Job Title: Communication Officer   Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria   Duration: temporary replacement ...read more


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26 Jan 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG4 Metabolomics Meeting

Agenda: Welcome 2017 Plan Any feedback? SAS for metabolomics (Andrea) Proficiency Test at individual laboratories/biobanks for metabolomics – BBMRI–LPC d ...read more


January 25th, 2017

Jan-Eric Litton in Nature: “We must urgently clarify data-sharing rules”

Scientists have worked hard to ensure that Europe’s new data laws do not harm science, but one last push is needed, says Jan-Eric Litton. In a little ...read more


January 25th, 2017

New BBMRI.at Consortium Partner

BBMRI.at welcomes the University of Vienna as new consortium partner which under the leadership of Prof.Ulrike Felt will continue with the current team its excell ...read more


January 24th, 2017

Join us at the first GLOBAL BIOBANK MEETING

BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER are joining forces for the first Global Biobank Week which will take place from September 13th to 15th, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. &nbs ...read more


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23 Jan 2017

Web Conference: 01 WG5 QMS Meeting

Agenda: Welcome WG5 Plan 2017 Presentation of the first raw draft of the SAS for QMS on RedCap Discussion ...read more


January 23rd, 2017

Article about BBMRI.pl

Organization of BBMRI.pl: The Polish Biobanking Network   Abstract In Poland storage of human biological samples takes place at most universities and scienti ...read more


January 19th, 2017

New OECD Council of Ministers Recommendations on Health Data Governance

The OECD Health Ministers welcomed the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Health Data Governance at their meeting in Paris on 17 January 2017. The Recommendati ...read more


January 17th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC is hiring! Check out our vacancy notes!

Have a look at our vacancy notes here: http://www.bbmri-eric.eu/BBMRI-ERIC/vacancies/ ...read more


January 9th, 2017

Vacancy Note: Engagement Officer

Job title: “Engagement Officer” Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria Job Purpose: The Engagement Off ...read more


December 23rd, 2016

Vacancy Note: BBMRI-ERIC Director General

Job title: Director General Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria Duration: min 3 years (36 months) Job Purpose: ...read more


December 21st, 2016

RItrain: Calls for Applications for Staff Exchange

The purpose of RItrain Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best practices in ar ...read more


December 20th, 2016

RItrain: Staff Exchange Programme Pilot winners identified

Part of WP5 is to develop and run staff exchanges between personnel from different RI. Staff exchanges will enable key personnel in research infrastructures to l ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Call for Applications

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 10 Early Career Fellowsh ...read more


December 19th, 2016

News about GDPR Implementation and Guidance from the Art.29 DPWP

The Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) has issued new guidance on three important aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which com ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Revised version of the CIOMS Ethical Guidelines for Human Research

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) last week finalized the latest revision to its ethical guidelines for health research invo ...read more


December 19th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

We live in a global society, which means there are several actors that regulate both research and services directed at consumers. In this issue of Biobank Perspec ...read more


December 19th, 2016

Registration of human tissue banks could stop millions of samples going to waste

A change in the way human tissue banks are registered should help prevent millions of human tissue samples, that could be used for medical research, from going to ...read more


December 13th, 2016

Vacancy Note: BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk Coordinator

Job title: BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Helpdesk Coordinator Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria Duration: 2 years (24 month ...read more


December 9th, 2016

Collaborating on big data to unravel disease processes

Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch universities are combini ...read more


December 5th, 2016

–EXTENDED DEADLINE– Vacancy Note: Communication Officer

Job Title: Communication Officer Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria Duration: temporary replacement until the ...read more


November 23rd, 2016

BBMRI.at: Strong premiere of cinema film about biobanks in Graz/Austria

Around 100 visitors came to the KIZ Royale cinema to watch the documentary movie and participate in the panel discussion with experts and film protagonists from B ...read more


November 23rd, 2016

UK Biobanking Showcase 2016

On the 16th November BBMRI.uk held their second ever annual meeting at the oval Cricket ground in London. The day kicked off with a brief introductory video on th ...read more


November 22nd, 2016

The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research

On the 25th October BBMRI.uk attended an event in parliament organised by The University of Nottingham. The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Me ...read more


November 21st, 2016

First newsletter of the Belgian Virtual Tumorbank

The Belgian Virtual Tumourbank issued its first newsletter with the following topics: Tumour biobanking in Belgium The BVT catalogue (BVTc) Accessing information ...read more


October 28th, 2016

New Recommendation on the processing of personal health-related data

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new Recommendation on the processing of personal health-related data for insurance purposes, including data resulting from genetic tests. ...read more


October 27th, 2016

2nd Expert Centre of BBMRI-ERIC: The ATMA Platform

ATMA Platform, an Expert Centre to Accelerate Clinical Research with focus on Biomarker verification and validation. ...read more


October 27th, 2016

Meeting with EORTC

Director Generals of BBMRI-ERIC (Jan-Eric Litton) and EORTC – European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (Denis Lacombe) met in Brussels i ...read more


October 27th, 2016

Movie “Golden Genes” – Biobanking goes Cinema

The BBMRI.at partners, Institute of Pathology and Biobank Graz (both Medical University of Graz), contributed to the cinema film “Golden Genes”. Follo ...read more


October 27th, 2016

New WMA Declaration of Taipei on HDB published

On behalf of the CS ELSI Task Force on International Organisation Policy Assessment and Monitoring Task Force (TF IO Policy), we inform you that the draft WMA dec ...read more


October 17th, 2016

Patient Engagement in Biobanking

“Why patient engagement and data management are important for research” – Kurt Zatloukal, BBMRI.at National Node Director and Pathologist at the ...read more


October 17th, 2016

Primer on Law and Ethics for Researchers involved in Biobanking

News from B3Africa: In most jurisdictions, researchers have a legal, as well as a moral, duty to ensure that their research adheres to national standards and reg ...read more


October 12th, 2016

B3Africa Newsletter Issue No. 03/2016

In this third and latest issue issue of the B3Africa Newsletter, the project presents news from the first and second technical Jamborees with a video, updates fro ...read more


October 11th, 2016

German Biobank Node Newsletter

Editorial For this issue, we have decided to wrap up the German Biobank Node’s ongoing activities because the first funding period is almost at its end. We look ...read more


October 5th, 2016

CORBEL launches 1st Open Call for research projects

CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is an EC Horizon2020 project uniting 11 Biological and Medical Science ...read more


October 5th, 2016

Poland is now a full member of BBMRI-ERIC

BBMRI-ERIC welcomes Poland, after being an observer, now as a full member. Updated list of members and observers of BBMRI-ERIC: Members: Austria, Belgium, Czech R ...read more


September 29th, 2016

Jan-Eric Litton about the Europe Biobank Week 2016

The recent Europe Biobank Week in Vienna “Biobanking for Health Innovation” conference concluded as a big success for the biobanking community bringing togeth ...read more


September 29th, 2016

CORBEL 1st Open Call for Research Projects

CORBEL (www.corbel-project.eu) seeks to harmonise access to European research infrastructures joining their various expertise across the range of life science dis ...read more


September 28th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

If you did not get your fill during the biobank week in Vienna, the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) gives you more biobank related news. In this ...read more


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Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with Tumorbank @ UZA 28 Sep 2016

Interview with Tumorbank @ UZA

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with Patrick Pauwels (Tumorbank curator), Sofie Goethals (Biobank manager) and Mieke De Wilde (Biobank q ...read more


September 22nd, 2016

Closing Ceremony at the EBW 2016

The Europe Biobank Week attracted 682 registrants who were able to participate in scientific sessions, workshops and satellite meetings, which got rounded off by ...read more


September 9th, 2016

International Life Sciences Award 2016

We are happy to announce that BBMRI-ERIC has been awarded as Best European Health Research Organisation. GHP Announces Winners of the 2016 International Life Sc ...read more


September 8th, 2016

Welcome our new Member State Latvia

The Assembly of Members welcomes our 20th Member State! You can find more information about our new member here! ...read more


ARTICLE IN “THE LANCET Oncology”

Summary Background The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is used to screen for prostate cancer but has a high false-positive rate that translates into unnecess ...read more


August 5th, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC WELCOMES CYPRUS

The Assembly of Members of BBMRI-ERIC welcomes Cyprus as an Observer. Find information about our latest National Node here: Cyprus ...read more


July 8th, 2016

A BIG STEP TOWARDS PERSONALISED MEDICINE: CBMED APPOINTED FIRST EXPERT CENTRE OF EUROPEAN BIOBANKS

Graz (Austria), July 2016 – The Graz based research facility CBmed has been appointed the first European “BBMRI-ERIC Expert Centre/Trusted Partner” (Biobank ...read more


June 30th, 2016

GERMAN BIOBANK NODE NEWSLETTER Q2 2016

The Summer Edition of GBN-newsletter features the main theme of ELSI.  This focus was selected not only because the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (G ...read more


“BROAD CONSENT IN BIOBANK RESEARCH” IN THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS

The European Journal of Medical Genetics accepted a paper from our biobanking Task Force from the Working Party of the German Medical Ethics Committees. Abstract ...read more


May 25th, 2016

BBMRI.AT CITIZEN-EXPERT PANELS

Active discussion between Austrian citizens and experts from biobanking at the 3rd BBMRI.at Citizen-Expert Panels in Graz. Find out more on the website of BBMRI.a ...read more


May 25th, 2016

CBMED IS THE FIRST EXPERT CENTRE OF BBMRI-ERIC

CBmed, an Austrian funded competence center, links excellent research infrastructure, scientific expertise, medical knowledge, national and international industry ...read more


May 25th, 2016

EURO-BIOIMAGING LAUNCHED ITS INTERIM OPERATION

European life science researchers now have the possibility to use state-of-the-art imaging technologies, which they do not find at their home institutions or amo ...read more


May 24th, 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATION: COURSE ON TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT

The C-COMEND Course is a course consisting of an introductory e-learning (~20 hours student investment time) followed by a 5-day face-to-face workshop. The cours ...read more


May 24th, 2016

BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO 2016

Joint session by the global collaboration group at BIO International Convention, San Francisco 2016 The global collaboration group is organising a session at BI ...read more


May 24th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH KARL-FRIEDRICH BECKER

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with the Head of the Laboratory for Experimental Pathology in Munich/Germany, Karl-Friedrich Becker! Kar ...read more


May 24th, 2016

SURVEY: CLOSING THE EVIDENCE GAP ON PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS GENETIC DATA HANDLING

While “data sharing” for biomedical research is currently very high on the agenda of funders and policy makers, there is a dearth of evidence on h ...read more


May 23rd, 2016

WHERE DO YOU GET SUPPORT WITH ELSI QUESTIONS AROUND DATA AND BIOSAMPLES?

Aiming at identifying the user perspectives on ELSI support offices/tools/needs, we invite you to respond to our survey by June 26th:    https://goo.gl/KVxbA1 ...read more


May 13th, 2016

COE ADOPTED REC ON BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new Recommendation on research on biological materials of human origin on 11 May 2016. The current ...read more


May 10th, 2016

FAQs on the General Data Protection Regulation

On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard ...read more


May 3rd, 2016

CNAG ACHIEVES ISO 17025:2005 ACCREDITATION

The Centre Nacional d’Anàlisi Genòmica has been accredited according to UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by ENAC (Entidad Nacional de Acreditación), specif ...read more


April 28th, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH PETER RIEGMAN

Our Quality Manager, Andrea Wutte, presents her interview with the head of the Erasmus MC Tissue Bank, Peter Riegman! Peter Riegman is a Molecular Biologist and p ...read more


April 26th, 2016

LONG NIGHT OF RESEARCH TOOK PLACE IN AUSTRIA

On 22 April 2016 the “Long Night of Research” took place all over Austria. More than 180,000 visitors came to see research projects, scientific disc ...read more


April 22nd, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC & PATIENT ORGANISATIONS JOIN FOR ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Patient advocacy group representatives and the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructures – European Research Infrastructure Consortium  ...read more


April 15th, 2016

LAUNCH OF THE CORBEL INNOVATION OFFICE

We are pleased to announce the launch of the CORBEL Innovation Office, intended to provide advice and assistance to streamline research collaboration among Europe ...read more


April 14th, 2016

EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED THIS WEEK

On Thursday April 14, the European Parliament has adopted the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legislation will likely come into force in the sp ...read more


April 11th, 2016

BBMRI ELSI WORKSHOP REPORT

Sharing and access to data and human biospecimens for the benefit of patients – Towards a BBMRI-ERIC Policy   Short Summary Rational and main objectives Th ...read more


April 6th, 2016

A REFERENCE BOOK ON ETHICS AND LAW FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE USE OF HUMAN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

biobanques de recherche or Ethics and Regulation of Research Biobanks”, written in French, in collaboration with the BIOBANQUES Ethics and Regulation Depar ...read more


April 6th, 2016

BBMRI, ESBB & ISBER TO COLLABORATE FOR A JOINT MEETING IN AUTUMN 2017

BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) which defines collaboration, mutual recognition, and shared approaches for the hosting of ...read more


April 4th, 2016

EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK – REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Registration and Abstract Submission are open now: http://europebiobankweek.eu/submission             ...read more


March 23rd, 2016

EGI FITSM TRAINING CALENDAR FOR 2016

EGI is pleased to announce the first dates of 2016 for FitSM training and certification. FitSM is a pragmatic, lightweight and achievable standard for IT servi ...read more


March 18th, 2016

MIABIS 2.0 PUBLISHED

Toward Global Biobank Integration by Implementation of the Minimum Information About BIobank Data Sharing (MIABIS 2.0 Core) Merino-Martinez Roxana, Norlin Loreana ...read more


March 14th, 2016

B3AFRICA NEWSLETTER

Editorial by the Project Coordinator The rapidly evolving African biobanks are invaluable for biomedical research because the African population has the greatest ...read more


March 13th, 2016

GERMAN BIOBANK NEWSLETTER

Editorial   Dear Colleagues and Biobankers, The collection of samples using equivalent quality standards is essential for research projects employing biomate ...read more


March 8th, 2016

MASTER IN BIOBANKING (GRAZ/AUSTRIA)

The first distance learning postgraduate “Master in Biobanking” in English The number of projects using biobank samples for research is constantly increasing ...read more


March 7th, 2016

FULL PARTNER OF RD-CONNECT

BBMRI-ERIC is now an official partner of RD-Connect. RD-Connect is a unique global infrastructure project that links up databases, registries, biobanks and clini ...read more


March 4th, 2016

BBMRI-ERIC AT THE ECR 2016

4 March 2016 – Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will take part i ...read more


March 4th, 2016

ELSI 2.0 + EUCELLEX PROJECT SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM BURSARIES AVAILABLE

*Bursaries for Early Career Researchers now available* Dear All, We are delighted to announce that a limited number of bursaries are now available to subsidise e ...read more


February 26th, 2016

B3AFRICA NEWSLETTER ISSUE 02/2016

To read the full version of the newest B3Africa newsletter, including updates from the B3Africa ELSI Workshop and the First B3Africa Technical Jamboree, please ...read more


February 16th, 2016

SPECIAL ISSUE ON BIOBANKS

The Bundesgesundheitsblatt published a special issue on biobanks. BBMRI-ERIC contributed to the category “Possibilities for a sustainable use of biobanks&# ...read more


February 9th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

In this issue, Anna-Sara Lind gives us an update on the what the final results of the negotiations for a general data protection regulation in the European Union ...read more


February 9th, 2016

WELCOME TO OUR NEW FINANCE / ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

The BBMRI-ERIC Family welcomes Carmen Cristea (Finance / Administration Assistant) as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Gr ...read more


February 3rd, 2016

ISBER NEWS: EAST MEETS WEST AT JAPAN BIOBANKING SYMPOSIUM

East met West at the second symposium held by the Japan Human Biospecimen Science Society (JHUBSS). The topic for the conference, which met December 6 at the Tok ...read more


January 22nd, 2016

BIOBANKING IN IRELAND

Earlier this month, Insight@UCC hosted a seminar about biobanking in which the European biobanking infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC laid out the case for Ireland becomi ...read more


January 9th, 2016

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

In this issue, Jane Reichel gives us her view on how the EU-US Privacy Shield will ensure safe harbours for data transfer in the future. We also report how direct ...read more


January 7th, 2016

IRISH DATA RESEARCH CENTRE JOINS CALL FOR BETTER BIOBANKING INFRASTRUCTURE IN IRELAND AND EUROPE

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics and BBMRI-ERIC hosted a seminar entitled ‘The Input of BioMolecular Biobanking to Data Analytics and Medical Researc ...read more


December 22nd, 2015

APPLY FOR THE 5TH EMTRAIN PHD WORKSHOP

The IMI EMTRAIN project team now opened for the 5th EMTRAIN PhD Workshop which might be of interest to you and/or your Research Infrastructure network partners. ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC DIRECTORY 2.0

BBMRI-ERIC is pleased to announce availability of the BBMRI-ERIC Directory 2.0, which brings interesting new features that allow for fine-grained and more accura ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC MENTIONED IN NATURE MAGAZINE

European medical research escapes stifling privacy laws Proposed legislation had threatened the use of genomic and clinical data in medical studies. A threat to ...read more


December 17th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC WELCOMES THE DETAILS ON THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

“BBMRI-ERIC has played a vital role to improve the GDPR“, says BBMRI-ERIC’s Director General Prof. Jan-Eric Litton. BBMRI-ERIC has met with sev ...read more


December 17th, 2015

MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ESTABLISHING EUROPEAN BIOBANK FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructures – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BB ...read more


December 16th, 2015

100% OF MEMBER STATES REPLY ON SHARING RESULTS

The sharing-results policies, practices and opinions of biobanks have been surveyed by the EU Horizon 2020 funded Genetics Clinic of the Future (GCOF) project. T ...read more


December 16th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC MEETS JAPAN

From 5-10 December Jan-Eric Litton was invited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to present BBMRI-ERIC and the International standards that we ...read more


December 16th, 2015

E-RARE NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2015

The E-Rare Newsletter December 2015 with the following topics is out now: The E-Rare-3 Call for Proposals 2016 is open! Why and How to work with European health r ...read more


December 11th, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC ASSOCIATED EXPERT CENTRES – TRUSTED PARTNERS

BBMRI-ERIC brings together the know-how of many disciplines in order to operate the pan-European research infrastructure for biobanks and biomolecular resources f ...read more


December 11th, 2015

SAVE THE DATE – EBW 2016

BBMRI-ERIC & ESBB join forces for one annual biobanking conference in Europe: The EUROPE BIOBANK WEEK. This important conference will take place from Septembe ...read more


December 4th, 2015

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SECRETARY

The BBMRI-ERIC Family welcomes Meghan McCarroll as our Secretary / Receptionist as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Office in Graz ...read more


December 3rd, 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR A PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

The Europe Biobank Week 2016 will be held from September 13-16 in Vienna, Austria. It is organised in association with the International Biobank Summit and the B ...read more


November 25th, 2015

MAIMUNDA MENDY ABOUT THE BCNET TRAINING

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently organised and hosted the first BCNet training workshop, in Lyon from 3 – 5 November 2015. Read her arti ...read more


November 24th, 2015

BBMRI-NL CALL FOR BIOBANK SCIENCE

Call: vouchers for biobank science Biobanks are valuable resources for health research. BBMRI-NL continuously wants to improve biobank facilities, add new feature ...read more


November 20th, 2015

IARC “50 FOR 50”: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The goal of the IARC “50 for 50” initiative is to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries, one for each year of IA ...read more


November 12th, 2015

SURVEY: POLICIES AND PRACTICES CONCERNED WITH SHARING INDIVIDUAL BIOBANK RESULTS WITH PARTICIPANTS

Do we share – or do we not share – results with donors? Policies, practices and opinions of all BBMRI biobanks on sharing biobank results with donors ...read more


November 11th, 2015

GERMAN BIOBANK NODE: NEWSLETTER #1

The Newsletter informs about ongoing activities in the biobanking field in Germany and in the European context of BBMRI-ERIC in general and in more detail abou ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

BBMRI-LPC THIRD SCIENTIFIC CALL FOR ACCESS

BBMRI-LPC supports innovative research projects conducted in large prospective cohorts (LPC) across Europe. This is done by offering free access to samples for sp ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

INFRAFRONTIER GMBH IS HIRING

Geneticist for Scientific User Support (part-time) Project Assistant (part-time) Senior Database and Web Developer Training project manager Closing Date: none sp ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

TIME-COURSE PATTERN OF BLOOD

Abstract Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in the epidemiology of common malignancies including colorectal cancer. We studied consecutive blood levels of ...read more


November 2nd, 2015

BBMRI-ERIC GAINS MOMENTUM WITHIN ISO AND ITS WORKING GROUPS

Between 26 and 30 October 2015, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) called for working group meetings within the TC 276 Biotechnology. The Mi ...read more


October 27th, 2015

ADMISSION OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY

The Assembly of Members of BBMRI-ERIC, in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 of the Statutes and the “request to become a Member of BBMRI-ERICR ...read more


October 8th, 2015

GRAZ – CITY OF BIOBANKING

This article can be read in the latest issue of the NETZWERT Magazine of the ZWT (Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Medicine) Graz! Copyright: ZWT ...read more


October 2nd, 2015

ESBB & BBMRI-ERIC JOINED FORCES

On 30 September 2015, BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB have formed a strategic alliance for the benefit of European biobanking efforts. Starting in 2016, the two organisation ...read more


October 2nd, 2015

OXFORD JOURNAL PUBLICATION

Code of practice on secondary use of medical data in European scientific research projects Authors: Anne Bahr, Irene Schlünder Key Points This article presen ...read more


September 24th, 2015

BIOBANKCLOUD NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER

BiobankCloud is an EU-funded FP7 project that is developing a cloud-computing platform as a service (PaaS) for the storage, analysis and inter-connection of ...read more


September 23rd, 2015

HEALTH REGISTRY LINKAGE CODE LAUNCHED

On 15 September 2015, BBMRI-NL presented its Health Registry Linkage Code. The Code establishes a mechanism for joint review by medical-ethical review boards of r ...read more


September 9th, 2015

Interview with Anne Carter

Anne Carter is the Director of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration’s Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre at University College London.  This role b ...read more


August 3rd, 2015

BLOG ENTRY HANDSON: BIOBANKS 2015, MILAN

From 29-31 July 2015, the annual BBMRI conference  HandsOn Biobanks 2015  took place in Milan. It was a very interesting biobank conference, organised by Prof. ...read more


July 10th, 2015

Interview with Barbara Parodi

Barbara Parodi is a medical doctor and the Executive Manager of the Biological Resource Centre of the National Institute for Cancer Research (IRCCS AOU San Martin ...read more


May 11th, 2015

BLOG ENTRY 11/05/2015

Update to the ongoing development of ISO Standardisation processes for „Biobanks and bioresources”, most relevant for the BBMRI-ERIC community.   On ...read more


April 9th, 2015

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

This is the 7th Biobank perspectives newsletter with current issues in biobank ethics and law from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) and BBMRI ...read more


April 8th, 2015

Interview with Helmuth Haslacher

Helmuth Haslacher is resident physician of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine and Deputy Biobank Coordinator at the Department of Laboratory Medicine of t ...read more


March 9th, 2015

BBMRI.se: BIOBANK PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER

In the current Biobank perspectives newsletter from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) and BBMRI.se informs you can read about a statement pa ...read more


January 7th, 2015

THE BBMRI-ERIC FAMILY WELCOMES

Outi Törnwall (EU Project Manager) and Luc Deltombe (Communication / Finance Assistant) as permanent staff to the BBMRI-ERIC Central Executive Management Off ...read more


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