GBN

Next Generation Biobanking

Connect

We connect biobanks in Germany and Europe.

Enable

Our mission is to support biomedical research.

Engage

From the donor to the researcher: all stakeholders are included in GBN.

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Biobanking

Quality management

The quality of biomaterials is of paramount importance for the success of biomedical research.

IT

Biobanks need a networked IT infrastructure to exchange data efficiently. This allows large multi-centric collections of samples to be assembled for research purposes.

ELSI

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 scientists, patients, privacy advocates and society.

Stakeholder Engagement

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.

“The German biobanks are engaging in a pioneering collaborative effort towards professionalization of individual biobanks, implementation of functional national networks and development of IT infrastructures of European dimensions.”

Prof. Dr. Fay Betsou, Chief Scientific Officer,

Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg, and Chairwoman of the Scientific Advisory Board of GBN

Questions?

germanbiobanknode@charite.de

Tel. +49. 30. 450 536 347


Fax +49. 30. 450 753 69 38

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