Key Activities Key Activities Goals and Key Activities


The work programme will focus on the following topics:


  • Establishment of the Austrian national node and representation in the European biobanking infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC management committee according to the statutes and business plan of BBMRI-ERIC;
  • Harmonization of procedures within to integrate existing biobanks into a national research infrastructure;
  • Harmonization of procedures with BBMRI-ERIC to increase international visibility and the role of Austrian biobanks and related research;
  • Further development of the Austrian strengths in health care integrated biobanking to become a leading partner for academic and industrial research;
  • Embedding into the societal framework by relating to societal expectations and ethical/legal requirements.


The key activities of are:


  • Standardization and harmonization of sample management
  • Standardization and harmonization of data management and the biobanking catalogue
  • Harmonisation of quality management
  • ELSI and public engagement
  • Impact on academic research
  • Impact on translational research and innovation
  • Coordination of the national network and operation of the national node


The key activities are led by work package leaders (see GOVERNANCE).


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