31 January 2016
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BBMRI-LPC 3rd Scientific Call for Access

BBMRI-LPC (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure – Large Prospective Cohorts) have launched their third Transnational Scientific Call for Access, with a deadline for proposals of 31 January 2016.

Selected proposals will receive support from BBMRI-LPC and gain access to the unique collections of data and samples from the BBMRI-LPC network of high-quality cohort studies.
Study proposals may target the broad field of common chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, and should benefit from using prospective data from multiple European studies (involving at least two cohorts).

The BBMRI-LPC project aims to facilitate large transnational research projects conducted in prospective cohort studies. The first two Calls for Access were run in 2014 and 2015. Several scientifically relevant proposals were received covering a wide range of diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Overall, half of the proposals submitted to the first two calls were selected for support from BBMRI-LPC, some of which will also receive support for genome-wide genotyping and metabolomics analysis. BBMRI-LPC includes 19 cohorts and over 2.8M samples. For an overview of the biobanks connected, see the BBMRI-LPC catalogue (you can login as a guest).

For more information on the call and the conditions for entering, read the call text.