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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.
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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
October 9th, 2019

Europe Biobank Week 2019 – Press Release

To find the right treatment for a patient, precision medicine uses data from genetic and molecular research. Biobanks collect, process and store human samples suc ... read more


October 1st, 2019

EBW19: Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

Olli Kallioniemi, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of Science for Life Laboratory, a national infrastructure for life sciences in Sweden and Professor in Molecular Precis ... read more


September 10th, 2019

BIOBANK SWEDEN CALLS FOR LEGAL RECONSIDERATION

The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden, a National Node of BBMRI-ERIC, supports healthcare providers and universities with med ... read more


September 10th, 2019

BIOBANK SWEDEN AT ALMEDALEN WEEK

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


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La Palma (Canary Islands) 06 Nov 2019 08 Nov

ESFRI Workshop on the Future of Research Infrastructures in the European Research Area

With the next Roadmap of European Research Infrastructures, foreseen for publication in 2021, ESFRI will end the second cycle of its Roadmaps, comprising also th ... read more


August 13th, 2019

Call for Participants in EBW19 Stakeholder Debate!

Should patients be involved in the governance of biobanks? This is the question that two teams of debaters will discuss at #EBW19 – Europe Biobank Week i ... read more


August 9th, 2019

Updates to the Code of Conduct for Health Research

Our ELSI team has been busy working on the Code of Conduct for Health Research website. Stay up-to-date by reviewing the latest today. ... read more


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Prague 26 May 2020 29 May

Precision Diagnostics Europe 2020 – a SPIDIA4P Conference

Precision Diagnostics Europe 2020 is the first European conference focusing on the new CEN and ISO guidelines in molecular diagnostics and the new CE-IVDR Europea ... read more



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