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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.

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
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Online 05 Oct 2021 07 Oct

RI-VIS Australia-Europe Symposium

Save the date for the RI-VIS Australia – Europe Symposium. It will be held Tuesday, October 5th to Thursday, October 7th, 2021, as a virtual event. Stay tun ... read more

July 26th, 2021

Tutorials on Using the Negotiator for Biobankers

Biobankers can now take advantage of two tutorial videos on the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator. The first is on how to complete the registration process in order to connec ... read more

July 13th, 2021

Call for Abstracts for Nordic Permed Law Symposium and European Journal of Health Law (EJHL) special issue on Genome Editing, Health Innovation and Responsible Regulation

Members of the BBMRI community are invited to submit abstracts for a symposium on genome editing on 3-4 November 2021 and a subsequent special issue on Genome Edi ... read more

July 5th, 2021

Publication on design and mechanisms of the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator

A new publication is out on the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator, written by members of our Common Service IT team. One of the main challenges for biobank users is to find r ... read more

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Heidelberg 06 Jul 2021 06 Jul

Privacy Challenges in the Health Sector through Emerging Technologies

Join our colleague Dr. Ilaria Colussi on 6th July at the Marsilius-Bruckenseminar Sommersemester 2021 organised by the University of Heidelberg: “Privacy Ch ... read more

June 30th, 2021

BBMRI-ERIC and National Nodes publish 2020 Annual Report

The past year has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has not only influenced planned activities but also stimulated rapid responses from the scientifi ... read more

June 24th, 2021

BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB hold biobanking workshop for Latin American audience

Within the RI-VIS Latin American-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures, BBMRI and ESBB held a joint workshop titled “Prerequisites for biobanking collabo ... read more

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