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Title: The EuroBioBank Network : ten years of hands-on experience of collaborative, transnational biobanking for rare diseases
Authors: Mora, Marina
Angelini, Corrado
Bignami, Fabrizia
Bodin, Anne-Mary
Crimi, Marco
Donato, Jeanne-Helene di
Felice, Alex E.
Jaeger, Cecile
Karcagi, Veronika
LeCam, Yann
Lynn, Stephen
Meznaric, Marija
Moggio, Maurizio
Monaco, Lucia
Politano, Luisa
Posada De La Paz, Manuel
Saker, Safaa
Schneiderat, Peter
Ensini, Monica
Garavaglia, Barbara
Gurwitz, David
Johnson, Diana
Muntoni, Francesco
Puymirat, Jack
Reza, Mojgan
Voit, Thomas
Baldo, Chiara
Bricarelli, Franca Dagna
Goldwurm, Stefano
Merla, Giuseppe
Renieri, Alessandro
Zatloukal, Kurt
Filocamo, Mirella
Lochmuller, Hanns
Pegoraro, Elena
Keywords: Biobanks -- Europe
Biological specimens -- Europe
Rare diseases
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Mora, M., Angelini, C., Bignami, F., Bodin, A. M., Crimi, M., Di Donato, J. H.,...Lochmuller, H. (2015). The EuroBioBank Network: ten years of hands-on experience of collaborative, transnational biobanking for rare diseases. European Journal of Human Genetics, 23(9), 1116-1123.
Abstract: The EuroBioBank (EBB) network (www.eurobiobank.org) is the first operating network of biobanks in Europe to provide human DNA, cell and tissue samples as a service to the scientific community conducting research on rare diseases (RDs). The EBB was established in 2001 to facilitate access to RD biospecimens and associated data; it obtained funding from the European Commission in 2002 (5th framework programme) and started operation in 2003. The set-up phase, during the EC funding period 2003–2006, established the basis for running the network; the following consolidation phase has seen the growth of the network through the joining of new partners, better network cohesion, improved coordination of activities, and the development of a quality-control system. During this phase the network participated in the EC-funded TREAT-NMD programme and was involved in planning of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure. Recently, EBB became a partner of RD-Connect, an FP7 EU programme aimed at linking RD biobanks, registries, and bioinformatics data. Within RD-Connect, EBB contributes expertise, promotes high professional standards, and best practices in RD biobanking, is implementing integration with RD patient registries and ‘omics’ data, thus challenging the fragmentation of international cooperation on the field.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/28920
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