Sustainable Biobanking

“Sustainability is [a biobank’s] capacity to remain operative, effective, and competitive over its expected lifetime.”  
OECD Global Science Forum 2017

What is BBMRI-NL’s Series on Sustainable Biobanking?

BBMRI-NL has made a Series on Sustainable Biobanking, combining current knowledge from literature, workshops, and focus groups. The Series contains an infographic with nine recommendations to make your biobank more sustainable; and includes additional practical tools, examples, and background information.

Why BBMRI-NL’s Series on Sustainable Biobanking?

To become sustainable, a biobank has to balance its financial, social, and operational dimensions. Despite increased interest in the topic over the past ten years, effective strategies for sustainable biobanking are still unavailable. As each biobank is different, one-size-fits-all solutions are difficult to find. Through this Series we aim to provide handholds and inspiration for biobanks, to help them find solutions that fit their individual situation. In addition, increased attention for and knowledge on sustainability will help the field move forward.

Intended users

Individual biobanks, biobanking professionals, researchers aiming to start a biobank.

The BBMRI-NL Series on Sustainable Biobanking: