Biobank Ireland Trust (Charities Regulator No. 20057176) is a company limited by guarantee, managed by a Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees: Ciaran Flanagan, Eoin Gaffney, Richard Flavin

Chief Scientific Advisor: B Mee

Biobank Ireland complies with The Charities Regulator’s Governance Code – reviewing its charitable purpose, strategic plan, budgets, procedures, stakeholder accountability, legal requirements and accounts at quarterly Board meetings. The Board oversees communications, diverse stakeholder engagement including patient groups and the public, industry, hospitals, universities, government, and fundraising.

Biobank Ireland Trust’s Board of Trustees and St James’s Hospital have joint responsibility for governance of the St James’s Hospital Cancer Biobank.

On a day to day basis, OPERATIONS (biobanking, BIMS development, procedures, policies, equipment needs, and project applications) are managed by the Biobank director and Biobank staff, guided by the Operations Executive and Chief Medical Scientist (Department of Histopathology), who liaise with the Research and Innovation Office, Research and Ethics Committee, Data Protection Officer, and Risk and Legal Office. St James’s Hospital is the Data Controller for the BIMS and is also involved through the Central Pathology Laboratory directorate. Operational meetings are held weekly.

Biobank Ireland Trust’s main role within the SJHCB is in STRATEGIC PLANNING. Biobank Ireland provides funds for the BIMS, and essential equipment, projects and staff and discusses progress and strategy at monthly SJHCB / Biobank Ireland meetings.

Biobank Ireland promoted the concept of a Freezer Farm for the St James’s-TCD campus for all researchers investigating cancer and other diseases. This exciting development is at the pre-planning stages: bi-monthly meetings are held between Biobank Ireland and senior representatives from St James’s Hospital and Trinity College.

Details Biobank Ireland Trust
Business Name Cancer Research Progress & Support Ltd.
Trading Name Biobank Ireland Trust
Company Number 394406
Corporation Tax Number 64144060
Charity Regulatory Authority Website Number 20057176
Charity Number CHY 16085
Bank Account Details AIB 1 Lower Baggot Street
Sort Code 931012
IBAN IE20 AIBK931012062930 31