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.
How does the EU General Data Protection Regulation affect health research? Have I addressed all the relevant topics in the compulsory ethics self-assessment section of my proposal? If you have any questions concerning legislation or any other ethical topics, 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.
GDPR Code of Conduct for 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.
Find and access samples & 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. Alternately, use our Federated Search Platforms for a more detailed search of selected biobanks. Then, proceed to the Negotiator to communicate directly with the relevant biobanks to gain access to the samples and data you need.
Common Service IT
BBMRI-ERIC serves biobanks and biomedical researchers by helping ensure that biomolecular resources are FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.