In order to harmonize the process related to the initial submission of the biannual evaluation of biobanks as required in the Royal Decree on the biobanks dd. Jan. 09, 2018., BAREC has developed two documents that are now available for the biobanks. These documents serve as a guideline to the Biobank (Professional) Manager and as an evaluation checklist to the Ethical Committees. The document is however not a list of strict (legal) criteria and can be deviated from in order to most adequately inform the evaluating ethical committee.
The documents were developed by Biobank Working Group of BAREC, with revisions and input from The Belgian Ethical Committees, the compendium working group of the FAMHP, BBMRI.be and BAREC.
With the links below you can access the two documents:
- EC submission form for biobanks _ initial submission v14_10_2020
- EC submission form for biobanks _ biennial evaluation v14_10_2020
In order to give some more insights in the biannual evaluation of the biobanks and the biannual evaluation form, BAREC and BBMRI.be co-organized an info session for members of BBMRI.be and BAREC on October 30th 2020.
The presentations of this meeting can be found here:
- Biobanks and the Ethics Committee – Aernout De Raemaeker
- Biennial evaluation document – Pieter Moons