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BBMRI-ERIC ELSI Dialogues Webinar: Organoids: Scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects

Organoids are defined as three-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems that can be called “mini-organs” as they mimic some of the key multicellular, anatomical and even functional characteristics of real organs. Organoids are praised as a substitute for animal models in preclinical studies. At the same time, organoid technology raises issues around informed consent or privacy […]

Biobanking Development Webinar: Cost recovery model in biobanking

This webinar is dedicated to explaining the cost recovery model that biobanks/biobankers can use to calculate the costs associated with sample and data provision in order to stay sustainable. This model is currently being implemented in two EU projects; namely ISIDORE and CanSERV. Within public biobanks, there is no universally acknowledged model for charge/fee calculation […]

Biobanking Development Webinar: Genomics and biobanking – a perfect match

Genomics is a rapidly evolving field constantly breaking down the boundaries of cost and time efficiency of analysis. Lately, translational and clinical researchers are also looking beyond the genome – at transcriptional, epigenetic and proteomic signatures to reveal new insights into disease aetiology. By taking advantage of new technological developments in this field, biobanks can […]


The BBMRI.QM team is organising an in-depth training on ISO/TS 23494-1:2023 free of charge for our member and observer countries. The topic will be: Biotechnology — Provenance information model for biological material and data - Part 1: Design concepts and general requirements. The training will be held on 29 November, 2023 in a two-hour session […]

canSERV Open Call Education Webinar

Friday, 01. December 2023, 14:15 CET The canSERV team will introduce the project and its Access to 400+ cancer research tools and services Open Call for Transnational Service Provision Application procedure Moderator - Saba Abdulghani, BBMEI-ERIC Head of Biobanking Development Expert panel: Enzo Medico, Leader of canSERV ENPO & EMTBN initiatives Jens Habermann, Coordinator of […]

BBMRI.QM Newsroom

The fourth session in 2023 will be held on 5 December, 10:00-11:00 am CET via Zoom. We will welcome two guests:  - Mats Hansson (Senior Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Uppsala University)  - Miriam Sturkenboom (Head of Dept. of Datascience and Biostatistics, University Medical Center Utrecht ) PLEASE REGISTER here for the Zoom meeting and make […]

BY-COVID Webinar: Using Containers as SPEs


BY-COVID will hold a webinar on using containers as Secure Processing Environments to deploy federated research architectures reusing health data on: 📆 27 February 2024 | 15:00-16:45 CET | Online Register here

Europe Biobank Week Congress 2024

The Hofburg Vienna, Austria

BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB are delighted to announce that the Europe Biobank Week Congress is back for 2024. It will take place from 14-17 May at The Hofburg in Vienna, Austria. Save the date in your diaries and look out for further details on registration which will be made available shortly on the EBW website. Interested […]

Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung) 2024

The Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung), the largest research event in Europe, will take place this year on: Friday, 24 May 2024 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at research locations all over Styria. Universities, research institutions, and companies will once again present their work, innovations, and research at many locations throughout […]

2nd QM Newsroom in 2024


The second session in 2024 will be held on 28 May, 10:00-11:00 am CEST via Zoom on the topic of: Interoperability in biobanking: OMOP for standardising medical outcome data We will welcome two guests: Petr Holub (Head of IT / CIO, BBMRI-ERIC) Esmond Urwin (Digital Research Technologist, University of Nottingham) PLEASE REGISTER here for the […]

BBMRI-ERIC Academy: Symposium – Ethical, legal and societal insights & outlook for biobanks and medical research

IARC/WHO, 25 Av. Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France  25 Av. Tony Garnier, Lyon, France

Join us in Lyon, France on 4-6 June 2024 for an exciting 2 ½ day symposium which will showcase 10 years of insight and outlook on ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) relevant for biobanks and biomedical research. This meeting will celebrate the faceted plurality of ELSI expertise across countries stemming from both interdisciplinary service […]

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