These questions are raised by policymakers and funders, as well as within our own scientific community.
The objective of the call is to collect good examples that illustrate the benefit of biobanks and biobank-related research for patients and their families, the broader scientific community, as well as society at large. In doing so, we intend to highlight the importance of biobanking, as well as collect arguments which we can all use to promote activities in the field, as well as when advocating for appropriate regulation. We have provided you with a set of questions and various examples of success stories (please see here for further information). With the aim to show where and how biobanking makes a difference to society within the entirety of the BBMRI-ERIC network, we ask you to provide us with abstracts of examples from your biobank (networks) and send them to us by completing this template by February 28th.
The examples you provide will be compiled in a report and made publicly available in order to promote your success stories across Europe and will serve to highlight biobank achievements to both policymakers and the public. Bearing this in mind, we want to help you to promote the significance of your work on a European level.