Biobank Ireland announced on Jan 7th at the BBMRI / Insight conference in University College Cork that we would donate a grant to support a part-time biobank scientist for their biobank, which is part of the cancer biobank network. This will enable them to finally start biobanking and leverage further support.
* Minister Varadkar was asked by Finian McGrath TD if he will support Biobank Trust Ireland (sic) in 2015-2016 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. REPLY I acknowledge the benefits that would accrue from a national biobanking infrastructure. In 2012 the Health Research Group adopted a National Plan for Biobanking. An action... Read more
The web portal will be a catalogue of samples available for approved academic and industry researchers. The portal will provide restricted data only with no identifying patient details. This meeting on 15th October 2015 had representatives of Biobank Ireland, our portal developer partner SuprTecBox, and 2 biopharma companies in attendance. It provided practical... Read more