Podium – Request Portal

What is Podium?
Podium is an online one-stop-shop to request samples, images and data from multiple national health registries, health databases, image archives and biobanks.

Why was Podium developed?
To facilitate access for researchers to bio-material, clinical images and health data and to allow linkage of data, samples and/or images on subject-level across different biobanks and registries. With the portal researchers will have a single online entry point to request what they need for their research. This will ease and stimulate efficient, optimal and shared use of the available resources within the Netherlands.

For who was Podium developed?

  • Researchers: in need of health data, samples and/or images.
  • Biobanks/organizations: in need of a tool to manage their own ‘in house’ requests as well as linked requests.
  • National Health Registries: in need of a tool to manage their own ‘in house’ requests as well as linked requests.

What is the status of Podium?
The first version of Podium will be launched in December 2017. The following organizations are already visible in Podium PALGA, PHARMO, BIOS, GoNL and Parelsnoer Institute . Podium will continuously be enriched with more registries, biobanks, image archives, cohorts and data. Is your organization not yet part of Podium, please contact the TraIT/BBMRI servicedesk, to get your organization added to Podium.

How to start using Podium
Biobanks and registries willing to partake in Podium can request an account via the TRAIT/BBMRI service desk. The servicedesk will create your organization in Podium. Researchers in search of samples, data and/or images can search the BBMRI catalogue and send their query through the portal to the biobanks and registries. To be able to use Podium you need an account. After launch you can request an account.

Support for Podium
This will be done through the BBMRI/TraIT service desk.

History and ownership of Podium
Podium was developed within WP4 and WP5 of BBMRI in collaboration with The Hyve. It is now owned, maintained and serviced by BBMRI Operations.

For more information on BBMRI-NL 2.0 portal contact:
Link to Podium

Podium projectleader: Erik van Iperen, e.p.vaniperen@amc.uva.nl

BBMRI-NL WP4 leader: Folkert van Kemenade, f.vankemenade@erasmusmc.nl

BBMRI-NL WP4 project manager:  Tieneke Schaaij-Visser, tieneke.schaaij-visser@lygature.org

or the BBMRI/TraIT  Service Desk