Networked IT infrastructure for multicentre sample collections.

GBN’s IT network links biobanks and facilitates the search for human biosamples and associated data across multiple locations.


The IT infrastructure of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) was set up by an interdisciplinary team of developers. It is based on previous work of the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the Common Service IT of BBMRI-ERIC.


Prof. Dr. Martin Lablans

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)


Dr. Cecilia Engels

German Biobank Node (GBN)

Dr. Zdenka Dudová

German Biobank Node (GBN)

Technical project coordination

Dr. David Croft

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)


Tel. +49. 30. 450 536 347

Fax +49. 30. 450 753 69 38

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