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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

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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
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


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January 17th, 2023

BBMRI.bg hosts Biomedical research infrastructures – drivers of the genome and personalised medicine in Bulgaria

A two-day national forum “Biomedical research infrastructures – drivers of the genome and personalised medicine in Bulgaria” was held on 9th and 10th  ... read more


January 13th, 2023

New BBMRI-ERIC podcast episode: Exploring the Lightweight Distributed Provenance Model for Complex Real–world Environments – biobanking, medical research data and reproducibility

“We realised we needed to start something new to address the medical research reproducibility crisis.” The latest episode of the BBMRI-ERIC podcast is now ava ... read more


December 19th, 2022

Quality Talk: José Antonio López-Guerrero of IVO Biobank on achieving ISO 20387

This article is 1,787 words, an eight-minute read. In August 2022, the team at IVO Biobank in Spain became the first in the BBMRI-ERIC network to achieve ISO 203 ... read more


December 15th, 2022

CELSPAC opening highlights biobanking’s importance for European climate policy

The recent opening of the CELSPAC Biobank at RECETOX, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, offered a 360 degree understanding of how the evolving Horizon ... read more


November 14th, 2022

Giuseppe Ippolito – General Director for Research and Innovation in Healthcare – Ministry of Health – closes BBMRI-ERIC Paediatrics event

Highly regarded epidemiologist and General Director for Research and Innovation in Healthcare at the Italian Ministry of Health, Giuseppe Ippolito, spoke in depth ... read more


November 14th, 2022

ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC formalise closer collaboration

Prof. Jens Habermann, Director General of the Biobanking and BioMolecular Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC),and Dr. Dominik Lermen, Outgoing President of The E ... read more


⚠️ SYMPOSIUM: Beyond the Genome - Ethical Aspects of Large Cohort Studies

🗓️ TODAY
Antwerp, Belgium

BBMRI-ERIC Common Service ELSI representative for the Estonian National Node Liis Leitsalu will discuss #Ethical and #DataPrivacy aspects.

👉🏼 Register: http://bit.ly/3HOftj1

Hear from #LaiaCodó of @BSC_CNS leader of the project's integrated portal, integration for community benchmarking in @OpenEBench e-learning material, online events, and co-leads of the computational environment. @Alfons_Valencia @sj_capella @jlgelpi @EvaAlloza

👂Listen to @jordirambla explain how @EGAarchive at @CRGenomica work on secure storage and distribution of -omics and clinical data, as well as improving metadata standards to help the research community. #Genomics #FAIRdata #openscience

This month @EOSC4Cancer and @uncan_eu met at @BSC_CNS to explore synergies on cancer data. Discussions focussed on the @EU_Commission cancer project landscape and related data flows. Looking forward to deepening this and other partnerships!
#CancerData #CancerResearch #EUproject

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