BBMRI-ERIC is building a pan-European biobank research infrastructure to facilitate access to biospecimens and associated data as research ressources and to support high-quality biomedical research. BBMRI-ERIC is funded by the participating member states and their national biobank nodes. The German Biobank Node (GBN) represents the interests of the German biobanks in this pan-European network.
BBMRI-ERIC currently comprises 18 member states and one international organisation (IARC) and is hence one of the largest research infrastructures in Europe.
Members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Observers: Cyprus, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, IARC/WHO