The Radboud Biobank is a technology platform overseen by the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The Radboudumc Board of Directors appoints the director of the Radboud Biobank. This director is responsible for building a Management Team which provides the necessary support and expertise for the operation of the Radboud Biobank. The Advisory Council, appointed by the Board of Directors, is responsible for policies and procedures and receives annual updates on (sub)-biobank activities from the Management Team.
Right of say over biomaterial and clinical data stored in the Radboud Biobank
The biomaterial and the clinical data in the Radboud Biobank are entrusted by patients to the overseeing body (for example, an academic department, also referred to as sub-biobank) for future research. The patient transfers his/her “right of say” to the sub-biobank after signing informed consent. The sub-biobank owns the collection, and the Radboud biobank manages the biomaterial and clinical data. The inclusion, nature and management of the collection, storage, and distribution are arranged between the sub-biobank and the Radboud Biobank.