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2008 (English)In: Briefings in Bioinformatics, ISSN 1467-5463, Vol. 9, no 1, 14-24 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Biobanks are well-organized resources comprising biological samples and associated information that are accessible to scientific investigation. Across Europe, millions of samples with related data are held in different types of collections. While individual collections can be well organized and accessible, the resources are subject to fragmentation, insecurity of funding and incompleteness. To address these issues, a Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Infrastructure (BBMRI) is to be developed across Europe, thereby implementing a European roadmap for research infrastructures that was developed by a forum of EU member states and that has been received by the European Commission. In this review, we describe the work involved in preparing for the construction of BBMRI in a European and global context.

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2008. Vol. 9, no 1, 14-24 p.
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epidemiology, pathology, genetics, biobanks, databases, ethics, funding
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16137DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbm050ISI: 000251864600002PubMedID: 17959611OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-16137DiVA: diva2:43908
Available from: 2008-04-30 Created: 2008-04-30Bibliographically approved

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