Covid-19

Sample availability

Are you seeking SARS-CoV-2 samples for a research project? Check here for details of which types of sample are available at German biobanks and information on European resources.

 

Biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) are collecting SARS-CoV-2 samples. For more information, please contact the respective biobank or the GBN head office. You can also enter your search query in the GBA Sample Locator and contact the biobanks there. See below for further information about the Sample Locator.

 

Serum

Plasma

PBMC

Whole blood

Swabs

Urine

Centralised Biomaterial Bank of the RWTH Aachen
xx x  
Central Biobank Charité
xxxx  
BioBank Dresden
xxx xx
West German Biobank Essen
xx x  
Interdisciplinary Biomaterial Bank and Database Frankfurt
xxxxxx
FREEZE-Biobank
xxxxx 
Central Biobank UMG
xxx   
Hannover Unified Biobank
 xx xx
BioMaterialBank Heidelberg
xxx  x
Integrated Biobank Jena
xx x x
Comprehensive BioBank Marburg
xxxxx 
Joint Biobank München
xxxxxx
Interdisciplinary Biobank und Database Würzburg
x  xxx

As of: 03 July 2020

Sample Locator

The GBA “Sample Locator” enables medical researchers to search a large pool of biosamples for relevant ones from a central location. The online tool also lists SARS-CoV-2 biosamples in several GBA biobanks. For a corresponding search, the ICD code U07.1 must be entered into the search mask.

Link:

 

Directory

The European biobank organisation BBMRI-ERIC has published a new version of its directory, which now has a Covid-19 filter. This enables researchers to find out in which European biobanks SARS-CoV-2 samples are available and to request these via the linked negotiator tool.

The entry of new information has been made much easier for biobanks: if they are already listed in the directory, participation in an online survey is sufficient to supplement information on existing Covid-19-relevant resources.

The BBMRI-ERIC Directory is a centralised list of European biobanks and their collections. It enables scientists to find suitable biosamples and data for research projects. At the same time, it helps to increase the visibility of the registered biobanks. The BBMRI-ERIC Directory was established by the Common Service IT in cooperation with the National Nodes, including the German Biobank Node (GBN). For biobanks that are not yet listed in the directory, GBN provides step-by-step instructions for registration.

Links:

Questions?

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Tel. +49. 30. 450 536 347


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