Organizational structure

BBMRI-NL’s organizational structure consists of three pillars:

  1. Operational
  2. Science, technology & implementation
  3. Review and advice
  • Operational:
    The BBMRI-NL daily board consists of the executive bureau: Cisca Wijmenga, Gerrit Meijer, and Erna Erdtsieck-Ernste. The bureau owns several products and services: the yearly conference, communications, ELSI, and the national biobank access policy. Future accents will lie on developing talent and Young BBMRI-NL ambassadors.
    Gertjan van Ommen coordinates the Dutch BBMRI-ERIC activities.
  • Review and advice:
    Four bodies review BBMRI-NL’s progress and its strategic choices and offer advice. They are:

    1. The Board of Governors –
    2. The International Scientific Advisory Board – chair Professor Rick Grobbee
    3. The Strategic Committee – chair Professor Gertjan van Ommen
    4. The Community Consultative Committee – chair Professor Gerhard Zielhuis