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Making New Treatments Possible

BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer quality management services, support with ethical, legal and societal issues, and a number of online tools and software solutions. Ultimately, our goal is to make new treatments possible.

NEW: ELSI knowledge base is now live


Ethical, legal and societal issues

How does the EU General Data Protection Regulation affect health research? Have I addressed all relevant topics in the compulsory Ethics Self-Assessment section of my proposal? We have a team of experts from all over Europe that offer guidance on ethical, legal, and societal issues (ELSI) that biobankers and researchers may encounter.
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The GDPR and Health Research

Now that the new EU General Data Protection Regulation has entered into force, there are a lot of question marks around the use of data in health research. For this reason, BBMRI-ERIC has launched an initiative to draft a code of conduct for health research.
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Quality Management

If we want researchers to be able to produce reliable findings, we need to make sure that they have access to samples and data of appropriate, defined quality. As a European research infrastructure, our ultimate goal is to make samples comparable across different countries and different biobanking systems.
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Search samples and data online

We are operating the world’s largest biobank catalogue – the BBMRI-ERIC Directory. Anyone can use it to identify candidate biobanks to get access to samples and data sets
April 5th, 2023

Two new ELSI genomic research relevant publications released

The BBMRI-ERIC ELSI team are delighted to share two new genomic research relevant publications: Published in BioSocieties, ‘Post-identifiability in changing ... read more

March 30th, 2023

BBMRI-ERIC and ELIXIR announce strategic collaboration

BBMRI-ERIC, the European research infrastructure for biobanking and biomolecular resources, and ELIXIR, the European life science data infrastructure, have announ ... read more

March 16th, 2023

The canSERV project seeks Personalised Oncology and Molecular Tumour Board experts for European networks

The EU cluster project canSERV is inviting anyone involved in a Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) – e.g., physicians, scientists, patient representatives, ethicists ... read more

March 15th, 2023

The canSERV Consortium announces its first Challenge-Call on “Advancing Personalised Oncology”.

Deadline for submission is 25th of April 2023, 12:00 CEST. Cancer Researchers in, and outside, the EU are invited to apply for free access to cutting-edge transna ... read more

February 22nd, 2023

Cyprus and Qatar join BBMRI-ERIC as full and observer members

This article is 931 words and a three-minute read. Cyprus and the State of Qatar have been officially confirmed as members of the Biobanking and BioMolecular reso ... read more

February 15th, 2023

New podcast episode: ELSI Dialogues – Why ELSI Matters!

“I think an ELSI expert is often seen as a patch for projects from the natural sciences. You can ask this ELSI expert anything that has to be solved in a certai ... read more

January 23rd, 2023

Estonian Biobank and Nightingale Health complete initial phase of collaboration by profiling 250 metabolites from 200,000 blood samples

In 2021, the Estonian Biobank (EstBB) entered into a collaboration with the Finnish health tech company Nightingale Health Oy (Nightingale). The initial phase of ... read more

January 18th, 2023

The team at Auria Biobank, Finland, achieves ISO 20387:2020 accreditation

This article is 739 words – a four-minute read. The team at Auria Biobank, part of Turku University Hospital’s Laboratory Division, have achieved ISO 2038 ... read more



The website was co-funded within ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC, a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676550.
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