Reinforcing biomedical researchEstablished in 2012, the Radboud Biobank supports researchers throughout the entire organizational process of building a biobank, from gaining permission from the medical-ethical review board (CMO) to creating an efficient database. The Radboud Biobank further coordinates activities between researchers, ICT, laboratories, and clinicians to expedite interdepartmental communication. High-quality biomaterials and data are promoted, and the Radboud Biobank exploits in-house expertise from the diverse Radboudumc laboratories to ensure best practices in data collection. The Radboud Biobank envisions that the scientific data mobilized by this infrastructure will lead to improved health in patients and reinforce biomedical research in Nijmegen.
5 years of sustainable biobanking
Facilities BiobankWe offer sub-biobanks so that collections can be professionally maintained in long-term storage with standardization in the areas of ICT, legal-ethical aspects, biobanking, communication and distribution. This is an efficient, high-quality service for scientific research and medical innovation.
All initial costs related to patient sampling and the collection of biomaterials are covered by individual academic departments. The Radboud Biobank covers the costs of sample preparation, freezing and storage. An administrative fee based on the quantity and type of samples will apply upon request for biomaterials. Radboudumc-affiliated researchers are eligible for discounted rates. The Radboud Biobank is a non-profit institution and administrative fees help cover operating costs.
As of January 1st, 2024 a sustainable business model will be used that is demand-driven and aligns with the Radboudumc Fit for the Future policy.
Health-RI Theme Biobanks & Collections
Achieving the overarching Health-RI mission of building a national health data infrastructure for research and innovation requires the findability, accessibility, and comparability of data from a wide range of registries, databanks, and biobanks.
The Health-RI theme Biobanks & Collections therefore facilitates that health data, biomaterials, and images are collected, managed, and made available in a harmonised manner.go to Health-RI