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 resolved in dialogue with scientists, patients, data protection authorities and the public.


  • Planning and organisation of workshops regarding ethical and legal issues in biobanking, including issues associated with providing feedback about genetic data to sample donors
  • ELSI as a fixed part of the programme of the annual National Biobank Symposium
  • Preparation of documents (handouts, statements of opinion, recommendations) for German biobanks on ethical, legal (including data protection) and social issues



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