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SAVE-THE-DATE: Joint Annual Meeting of National Nodes, it, cz, cy

Joint Annual Meeting of National Nodes, it, cz, cy


In order to explore synergies and exchange in field of collaboration among BBMRI national nodes,,, and had the idea to organize a Joint Annual National Node meeting. Members of the BBMRI national node teams and their biobanks are welcome.





Dec 9, 2019:

MED CAMPUS Graz of Medical University of Graz

Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2, 8010 Graz, Austria



Dec 10 & 11, 2019:

Bildungshaus Schloss Sankt Martin (Castle Sankt Martin)

Kehlbergstraße 35, 8054 Graz





Participation is free, pre‐registration via enail to:





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Steiermarkhof, Website

Hotel Weitzer, Website

Romantik Parkhotel, Website

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REGISTER NOW! – “MSc Biobanking” in Graz

REGISTER NOW! – "MSc Biobanking" in Graz


This year our first international graduates will complete the distance learning Master course "MSc Biobanking" at the partner Medical University of Graz – Biobank Graz.


At the same time the next Master course is starting. Therefore registration for the distance learning Master course "MSc Biobanking" in English starting in October 2018 is open now.


Please notice that modules can be booked individually as well without attending the whole Master course and finalized with a document stating attendance of the course. However, this will not lead to receiving a Master's degree.


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Register now! "How to build a biobank" Course


4th Course "BIOBANKING BASICS: How to build a biobank" by the partner Biobank Graz



This interactive 3-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a biobank or research institute, who face the challenges of a growing biobank or who try to overcome the challenges of maintaining a large biobank. The format of this course is a mixture of presentations and discussion sessions allowing participants to learn from the expert advice and the specific experience of their peers. Bring your questions with you for discussion!


Teaching method:           65 % lecture and 35 % interactive

Language:                        English

Credits:                            1 ECTS, 22 DFP Points

Costs:                               480 Euro (380 Euro Medical University of Graz) - incl. scripts, coffee & lunch breaks, 1 evening event, sightseeing tour in Graz

Date:                                 28. - 30. November 2018

Registration deadline:    12. October 2018


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This course is set up to:

  • Deliver the theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge essential to enable the activities of emerging and established biobanks.

  • Transfer best practices for biobank personnel, investigators, clinicians and interested personnel.

  • Encourage exchange of knowledge and skills across different biobanking activities from biospecimen preservation and storage to science and research.

  • Enhance research quality in and public awareness of biobanks.



  • Definitions and types of biobanking, what and how

  • Governance types and possibilities

  • Biobanking ethics, privacy, informed consent and data security

  • Design and services of a biobank

  • Cost calculation and funding

  • Quality management and process improvement

  • Sample collection and processing (fluid and tissue)

  • Sample storage and retrieval

  • Biobank data systems and records management


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Successful course on CEN and ISO Standards for Pre-analytical Processes

a flashback on the content of the course in Graz, Austria

REGISTER NOW for the course "CEN and ISO Standards for Pre-analytical Processes"

May 16, 2018 | Medical University of Graz, Austria

Training course on open source biobanking software

How to implement, use and maintain it

Biobank-Workshops at Partners Medical University of Innsbruck

Implementation of sample quality standards CEN/TS - July 2017 Implementation of sample quality standards CEN/TS - July 2017

Register now: "How to build a biobank" Course

... held by the partner Biobank Graz | Nov 22-24, 2017

International Biobanking Experts at Course in Graz

Successful course on how to improve the quality of biobank samples held 8-10 Feb, 2017. Erfolgreicher Kurs zum Thema "Höchste Probenqualität"; 8.-10. Feb., 2017.

REGISTER NOW for the course “Pre-Analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking”

A 3 day laboratory course | Feb 8-10, 2017 | Medical University of Graz, Austria

NEW! - MSc in Biobanking

The Master's course "MSc in Biobanking" starts for the second time

Course on "How to build a biobank"

ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT! November 23-25, 2016 at the partner Biobank Graz

Successful Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking Course held by in Graz

16 participants from 13 nations attended the first edition of the course and gave excellent ratings.

2nd Pre-Analytics Course successfully held

... in Nice, France (May 19-20, 2016) for participants from China, France, Malta, and Sweden

NEW! "MSc in Biobanking" by the partner Med Uni Graz starts soon

The 1st distance learning postgraduate "Master in Biobanking" in English to start in Autumn 2016 VERANSTALTUNG: Biomaterialien - wertvolle Forschungswerkzeuge sinnvoll und sicher nutzen

Welche Chancen bietet Biobanking? Wie können Biobanken mit Qualitätssicherung und Datenschutz umgehen? - ExpertInnen diskutieren

How to build a Biobank - Learning by Doing - Sep 16-18, 2015

Attend the course "How to build a Biobank - Learning by Doing" | Sep 16-18, 2015 | by the BioBank Graz (Med Uni Graz)

Lecture Series “Frontiers in Biosciences” - Prof. Jacques Demotes, ECRIN Director

In joint collaboration, BBMRI-ERIC and the Academia Europaea are sponsoring a new lecture series, bringing top scientists in the field of Research Infrastructures in the Biomedical and Health field to the headquarter of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz

Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking - Practical Laboratory Course

The course will be held on Feb. 4 - 6, 2015 at the Medical University of Graz.