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Biobanking Netherlands makes biosamples, images and data findable, accessible and usable for health research. focuses on maximizing the use of biosamples, images and data for health research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. We make sure these resources from research, healthcare or collected by citizens, are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable: FAIR. This enables efficient and effective exchange and reuse of resources. We do this in compliance with ethical, legal and privacy demands, and with active participation of donors, citizens and patients. provides: 

  • access to biosamples, images and data
  • tools to capture, integrate and analyze data
  • support on ethical, legal and societal implications.

Governance consists of six Work Packages with multi-level linking and integration. The Leaders of all Work Packages together form the Scientific Executive Committee. is the Dutch National Node of BBMRI-ERIC: a European research infrastructure for biobanking, that brings together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research.  

The Node activities in the European BBMRI-ERIC are represented by Gert-Jan van Ommen, Aad van der Lugt and Folkert van Kemenade. 

The daily board of consists of the two Scientific Leaders Nine Knoers and Gerrit Meijer, and the Program Manager Tieneke Schaaij-Visser. is funded by NWO, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. website

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