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, and BAREC.

With the links below you can access the two documents:

In order to  give some more insights in the biannual evaluation of the biobanks and the biannual evaluation form,  BAREC and co-organized an info session for members of and BAREC on October 30th 2020.
The  presentations  of this meeting can be found here: