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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 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 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 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 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 more

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 more

Hungary joins BBMRI-ERIC as Full Member

Hungary, as Full Member state, has joined the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI more

June 1st, 2021

The German Biobank Alliance (GBA) continues to grow

The German Biobank Alliance (GBA) welcomes 15 more biobanks to its network. Four years after ist foundation, the GBA thus encompasses biobanks at almost all Germa more

June 1st, 2021 Biobanking education for future physicians

A functional biobank is highly dependent on the collaboration of healthcare professionals and researchers, along with other biobank professionals. However, there more

May 27th, 2021

German Biobank Node: Study on the usage of biobanks published

External communication and PR of biobanks should be improved! What would convince you to have biospecimens for your research project processed in a biobank, to st more

Porto declaration on cancer research: EU-AMRI calls for further deployment of high quality infrastructures

On 3 May 2021, following the Cancer Research Summit 2021, hosted by the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, the Porto Declaration on Cancer Research more

German Biobank Node : English version of Quality Management manual extended, German Biobank Node (GBN), has revised its English version of QM manual GBN has revised and extended the English version of its manual for quality manag more

May 12th, 2021

Welcome Joanna, our new Executive Assistant!

On 15 April 2021, we welcomed Joanna Pucher to the BBMRI-ERIC Headquarters team. Joanna is our new Executive Assistant and will be based in our headquarters in Gr more

May 6th, 2021

THL Biobank’s Annual Report 2020 has been published

THL Biobank is a nationwide biobank that collects and stores valuable research samples from all over Finland. THL Biobank operates under the Finnish Institute for more

May 4th, 2021

Welcome Ilaria Colussi, our new Legal Officer!

In April 2021, we welcomed Ilaria Colussi to the BBMRI-ERIC Headquarters team. She is a Legal Officer within the ELSI Services & Research unit, mainly concent more

April 21st, 2021

First biobank quality mark in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory according to ISO 20387

It is truly a success for the BBMRI-ERIC network of biobanks. Our first biobank – Wroclaw Medical University Biobank (WMU Biobank) made a great effort more

April 16th, 2021

BBMRI-ERIC/Biobank Norway digital workshop: Hospital-based biobanks for biomedical research 

Biological samples collected from patients can potentially be used to advance medical research. European countries are progressively establishing procedures to sy more

April 16th, 2021 ISO 20387 Biotechnology-Biobanking accreditation workshop

The functionality, sustainability and continuous development of biobanks is only possible through the implementation of biobank quality standards. In terms of nat more

April 16th, 2021

Study on Covid-19 antibodies introduces to a wider audience

Greetings from a blossoming Cyprus, as the sunshine returns to signal the beginning of the spring season! Despite the Covid-19 restrictions of December-March, our more

March 8th, 2021

Report on the assessment of the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR

In the context of the Single Framework Contract Chafea/2018/Health/03 between the EUHealthSupport Consortium and the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency more

March 3rd, 2021 Biobank Sweden contributes to COVID-19 Database

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

February 25th, 2021

Task Force Research Ethics Committees

Mission Statement The mission of the Task Force Research Ethics Committees (TF REC) is to map the procedures of national and regional RECs in order to identify th more

February 15th, 2021

Federated Platform Call for Tender

The goal of the tender is to provide BBMRI-ERIC with a platform that will support federated search for samples, querying of data sets and support for federated da more

February 10th, 2021

IBG-BIOBANK, a partner, established a COVID-19 cohort

IBG-Biobank, the Biobank and Biomolecular Resources Platform of Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (IBG), in partnership with Dokuz Eylul University Hospital (DE more

February 9th, 2021

Check our Work Programme 2021

BBMRI-ERIC is happy to share its Work Programme 2021, now available to download via our website. We are excited to share with you our vision, goals and milestones more

February 5th, 2021

BBMRI-ERIC urges collaboration with medtech industry to improve sample collection

2 February 2021 In a joint statement, BBMRI-ERIC’s Strategy & Partnerships Manager Francesco Florindi and Erik Steinfelder, Biobanking Market Developmen more

February 4th, 2021

BBMRI-ERIC Responds to the European Health Data Space (EHDS) Initiative

4 February 2021 The European Commission published the roadmap for the European Health Data Space (EHDS) initiative in December 2020. The roadmap was open for feed more

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