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Poland (Member)


Dr. Michał Malewicz (National Node Director)

Website: is a new initiative in Poland which has been a full Member of BBMRI-ERIC since autumn 2016. The National Node is located at the Lukasiewicz Research Center – PORT, Polish Center for Technology Development. With a population of over 38.5 million people, the Polish Node is currently mapping all biobanking activities in the country.

The ongoing operations of include:

  • Building a national network of biobanks and serving as a link to BBMRI-ERIC; 49 biobanks have joined the Polish Biobanking Network as members or observers since 2017
  • Standardising all sample procedures as well as data collection and storage
  • Establishing a common IT infrastructure
  • Building a National Biobanking Node
  • Introducing quality control standards for all biobanks joining the network
  • Analysing ethical, legal and societal needs related to research on human biological material
  • Initiating cooperation with other European biobanks
  • Promoting the idea of biobanking human samples for scientific purposes among the public


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National Node Director


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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