has matured into a solid partner network  on biobanks in Belgium and has proven to reach out to a broader community beyond the founding partners. To allow further growth and activities, a new governance structure (BBMRI 2.0) has been worked out.

All Belgian retrospective- and prospective-, individual or institutional biobanks with translational research potential can apply for entering the network.

In contrast to, also invites users seeking structural research collaborations with the network aiming at accessing/building specific sample collections through research collaborations. Potential biobank users include but are not limited to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, research centers, universities, hospitals that do not have a biobank of their own, but are looking for collaborations with the biobanks of the network.

The following type of collaborations will be considered for biobank users:
● interest in structural (research) collaboration for biospecimen collection
● interest in structural (research) collaboration for biospecimen use
● interest in expertise /best practices sharing

More information about can be found  on the  flyer of or on our website

Are you interested to join 2.0?
Please complete the contact form below and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible:

contact form for biobanks
–  contact form for biobank users

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