Biobanking: a Gateway for Health: Future Direction for one of Europe’s Largest Health Research Infrastructures
On 18 November 2014, the pan-European Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will be organising a seminar in Brussels.
The seminar will focus on presenting BBMRI-ERIC, its contribution to the Innovation Union and its economic, scientific and health-related impact. A range of views and perspectives will be presented by multiple stakeholders, including the European Commission, the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors, research groups in universities, patients, and the legal sector.
BBMRI-ERIC will increase efficacy and excellence of European bio-medical research by:
The purpose of the seminar is to introduce BBMRI-ERIC and raise awareness of the significance of its research infrastructure. This meeting will also present an opportunity to illustrate the importance of evidence based policy making to representatives of the European Institutions, officials, industry, the research and wider stakeholder community, as well as to explore the potential interest of support.
Date: 18 November 2014
Venue: Thon Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
Should you have any questions about your participation, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Leticia Bouges:
ISC Intelligence in Science
Phone: +32 2 88 88 110
Mob: +32 487 163 107
ISC Intelligence in Science
Tel: +32 2 8888 108
On 3 December 2013, BBMRI was officially awarded the Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). This specific legal form is designed to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. The ERIC status allows pulling together biobanks and biomolecular resources into a pan-European facility and providing access to collections of partner biobanks and biomolecular resources, their expertise and services on a non-economic basis.
BBMRI-ERIC shall establish, operate and develop a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources in order to facilitate the access to resources as well as facilities and to support high quality biomolecular and medical research. BBMRI-ERIC operates on a non-economic basis.
BBMRI-ERIC is set up as a distributed research infrastructrure in most, if not all European Member States. BBMRI-ERIC consists of 17 Member States, making it one of the largest research infrastructures in Europe.
Members: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Sweden
Observer Countries: Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, IARC/WHO