Mission, Vision & Strategy


It is our mission to maximize the use of biosamples, images and data for health research on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. For this, we make sure these resources are available in a FAIR way: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. We do this in compliance with ethical, legal and privacy demands, and with active participation of donors, citizens and patients.


It is our vision that all collected biosamples, images and data (from research, healthcare or collected by citizens) will serve research best. Without reinventing the wheel, samples and data will be exchanged and reused for various purposes in an efficient, effective and meaningful way, and in compliance with ethics, legislation and society’s needs and wishes.


To contribute optimally to this vision, BBMRI-NL provides:

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

The various integrative Work Packages within BBMRI-NL each serve one or more parts of this strategy.