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Quality Management



Find everything you need to know about quality management in biobanking and biomedical research right here! Our hub brings together a pool of experts who can assist you with:

Networking and exchange with QM experts:

Specific questions? Email us!


Are you interested in quality management training or practical support? The QM team offers a variety of programmes to help you enhance your skills and knowledge in quality management. These programs cover different quality management systems and are designed to meet the needs of both beginners and advanced learners:

Training & Education Programmes: 

QM News and Events:


If you operate a non-certified biobank and/or want to ensure that your stored samples meet specific quality standards, our QM team is here to help. We offer peer-review-style audits upon request, guiding you through the steps to improve your quality management practices.

Take the next step toward obtaining the BBMRI-ERIC Quality Label:

  • Start by assessing your biobank operations with the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey (SAS).
  • After completing the SAS, you can request a BBMRI-ERIC audit.
  • If the audit is successful, your biobank will receive a Quality Label in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory.


Brings together a wider BBMRI community in the form of a Task Force to set Quality Assurance Markers for biobanking.

It’s all about sample quality

If we want researchers to be able to produce reliable findings, we need to make sure that they have access to high-quality samples. As a European research infrastructure, our ultimate goal is to make samples comparable across different countries and different biobanking systems. To that end, BBMRI-ERIC provides a range of quality management services catering to different needs.

We are well aware that although all our partner biobanks strive to improve their quality management systems, not all of them might have the resources to obtain a certificate from an accredited certification body. This is where BBMRI-ERIC comes into play. Our quality management services are designed to guide biobanks and laboratories step by step towards excellence.

Do you want to find out more?

Get in touch with Andrea Wutte, our Quality Manager

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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