Should you be interested in a partnership/the observer status and your biobank largely meets the above criteria, you can apply to join the alliance as partner or observer.
The application process is as follows:
- You complete our questionnaire and submit it by e-mail to germanbiobanknode@. For applications as a partner biobank, charite.deplease fill in this questionnaire. For applications as observer, please use this questionnaire (both in German). If you are interested in becoming a partner in the GBA, please enclose a letter of intent from a representative of your institution/hospital.
- In order to obtain more detailed information, we will discuss your application with you during a web conference.
- In the case of an application to become a partner biobank: If a partnership is approved after this interview, we will conduct a friendly audit at your biobank.
- Based on all available information, the Steering Committee will decide which biobanks are to be accepted into the GBA as partners or observers.
The inclusion of your biobank in the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) is not linked to any funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) or any other funders. While admission to the GBA itself is free, costs may arise for your biobank as a result of your membership (e.g. travel expenses for your participation in workshops).
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions, either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (+49 30 450 – 536 347).