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SAVE-THE-DATE – “Biomedical Research Workshop”

SAVE-THE-DATE – Biomedical Research Workshop

‘Implementing Biomedical Research Projects: The Complete Workflow from Concept, ELSI and Privacy Considerations to High-Quality Biobanking'



Jointly organised by BBMRI-ERIC, EJP Rare Diseases, EASI-Genomics,, CBmed GmbH and QIAGEN GmbH

Hosted by the Medical University of Graz, Austria


This workshop is aimed at biomedical researchers, medical professionals, biobank managers who want to organise biomedical research projects on human biological samples. We welcome the participation of representatives from patient organisations  in this workshop.


In two modules we will use several use-cases to address the key issues in biomedical research involving human subjects, human biological samples and associated medical data: ethics, legal issues, privacy and data protection, data standardisation and the implementation of sample workflows in a clinical context that are compatible with the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation.


In the first module we will focus on showing the participants how to obtain ethical, legal and regulatory counsel for their projects since regulations vary widely between European countries. In addition, we will provide practical guidelines on how to manage genetic data from human samples. The goal is to arrive at a logically organised checklist that prevents overlooking important issues that may be particularly challenging, e.g. in transnational collaboration.


The second module will deal with procurement of samples and data in a workflow in a clinical context aligned with current CEN/ISO standards for pre-analytical procedures.


  • May 11-15, 2020, Medical University of Graz, Austria
  • Module 1 (May 11-13, 2020) and Module 2 (May 13-15, 2020) can be booked separately
  • Registration info and detailed programme will be announced in February 2020