On June 1 and 2, 2022, the 10th National Biobank Symposium took place in Berlin under the guiding theme “Sustainable anchoring of biobanks as research infrastructure”. The symposium was organized and hosted by the Technology and Methods Platform for Networked Medical Research (TMF e.V.) and the German Biobank Node (GBN).
Representing the MIRACUM consortium were Prof. Dr. Prokosch (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Dr. Daniel Brucker (University Hospital Frankfurt) as well as Noemi Deppenwiese (University Hospital Erlangen) with contributions on ABIDE_MI, biobanking as well as core data set module “Biobank – Bioprobe data on site.
Biobanks are an elementary component in many medical research fields; this requires a high willingness of many diverse stakeholders to get involved and contribute. Common IT structures, harmonized quality standards, and legal and ethical standards lay the foundation for more efficient science.
At the National Biobanking Symposium, the German biobanking community meets once a year to advance synergies for scientific, interdisciplinary exchange as well as with industry and the public. Topics include networking at regional and supra-regional levels, standardization, harmonization and quality management, as well as IT infrastructures and dialogue with relevant stakeholders.
For further information on the symposium, please refer to the report on the German Biobank Node Symposium → https://bit.ly/3tB09yq