Calling all biobanks and researchers

Is your biobank already collecting SARS-CoV-2 samples? Are you planning a research project and need suitable samples? Then get in touch with GBN!

Dear Biobank Colleagues,

GBN is committed to establishing a coordinated approach to the national collection of SARS-CoV-2 samples to enable their effective use by biomedical researchers. Please let us know if you are already collecting such samples or are planning to do so. If you already have samples, kindly advise:

  • how many samples are currently available at your biobank;
  • which types of sample you have (swabs, serum, plasma, whole blood, etc.);
  • whether the samples are processed at your biobank;
  • what data you collect in the process.

Please email this information (or your general query) to Thank you for supporting the research on SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19!

Dear Research Colleagues,

In order to best support you in your research into SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19, biobanks need the most accurate information possible on your requirements – especially during this period of active sample collection. Please therefore advise:

  • what types of samples you need;
  • whether you require control samples and, if so, which types;
  • which methods or analyses you wish to use (cell cultures, genetic analyses, histology, etc.).

Please email this information to We will make every effort to provide you with suitable samples. Thank you for supporting the biobanking for SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 with your information!


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