Category: News

Improving the legal framework for Dutch human tissue research

Research using human tissue specimens greatly contributes to a healthy and innovative research environment and optimal care for Dutch citizens. This requires clear, workable laws and regulations for both researchers, health care professionals, patients and citizens alike. The… Read More

Biobank Quality

Ensuring reproducibility and reliability of scientific work should be at the heart of medi­cal science. It is thus an issue of great concern for BBMRI. In this special issue of the BBMRI-ERIC you can find information about quality… Read More

Report BBMRI-omics: introduction and hands-on application

The house is there, you just have to learn how to use it. In Utrecht, the 2-days BBMRI-Omics event was held with more than 100 participants. The aim was to introduce and to learn how to use the… Read More

Biobanks, collections of human samples and associated health data – how to apply EU GDPR?

  How is the EU General Data Protection Regulation expected to apply to biobanks, collections of human samples and associated health data?   Here you can find an update of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs… Read More

Fast, easy and reliable analysis pipeline for NGS data – also available for you

UMCG’s Genetics department has developed a routine in-house NGS DNA analysis pipeline, which is currently available for everybody. We offer this as a service, where you can easily upload your targeted panel or exome sequencing data (for example… Read More

Why am I shorter than you?

More than 200 scientists co-lead by Erasmus MC researchers assembled a study published in Nature with more than 700,000 participants to study changes in our DNA which lead to differences in height. Encoded Adult height is mostly determined… Read More

Close collaboration between TraIT and BBMRI-NL

The first results of this collaboration now start to surface. In 2009, BBMRI-NL started setting up the Dutch national biobank facility with all solutions needed to collect, store, and hand-out samples and the related data. In parallel, the… Read More

New statistical method that helps improve reproducibility of omics research

BBMRI-NL publication in Genome Biology, January 27th, 2017 The scientific publication output from the BBMRI-NL 2.0 project is growing. On January 27, an article (van Iterson et al, 2017) was published in Genome Biology describing a novel Bayesian… Read More

Vacancy Engagement Officer, BBMRI-ERIC

The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria is looking for an Engagement Officer. Read more 2017-01-09

Platform on Responsible Research Infrastructure

Health research depends on data and tissue collected in health care. Should we stick with an opt-out system for such residual use, or should patients always opt in? Different viewpoints met on November 25, 2016, at the first… Read More