Next Generation Biobanking
We connect biobanks in Germany and Europe.
Our mission is to support biomedical research.
From the donor to the researcher: all stakeholders are included in GBN.
The quality of biomaterials is of paramount importance for the success of biomedical research.
Biobanks need a networked IT infrastructure to exchange data efficiently. This allows large multi-centric collections of samples to be assembled for research purposes.
New technologies are set to change the face of biobanking in the years ahead. This raises many ethical, legal and social issues that need to be addressed in dialogue with patient representatives, scientists, privacy advocates and the general public.
Biobanks need the commitment and involvement of diverse stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is a critical factor for the success of a biobank.
Training and education
Biobanks need qualified personnel to ensure a high samples quality. We support biobanks in the development of training programmes for their technical staff.
Research success stories
Biobanks support biomedical research on a daily basis and thus contribute to the development of new therapies. Examples of successful research projects that have been carried out using biomaterial samples and associated data from biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) can be found here.