Technology center Radboud Biobank


About Radboud Biobank

The Radboud Biobank aims to support researchers in achieving groundbreaking translational research by promoting the standardized collection, storage, and management of biomaterials together with detailed clinical data.

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How can we help enhance your research?

Lovice Sutherland
+31 (0)24 366 89 77
Technology center representative

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Catalogue Radboud Biobank

Our catalogue is in Dutch.

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5 years of sustainable biobanking


Expertise and services

The Radboud Biobank collects, stores and manages biomaterial and the matching clinical data for the Radboudumc.

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Expertise and services

Key benefits for customer

  • Easy access to biomaterial of well documented patients
  • Standards apply from The Parelsnoer Institute (PSI), a unique collaboration of all Dutch University Hospitals on clinical biobanking

Areas of expertise

  • Help in realizing biobank projects
  • Quality assurance at all levels (e.g. storage of clinical data, biomaterials, ICT, ELSI, logistics and procedures for delivery)
  • Standardization and harmonization of the biomaterials

Services

  • Delivers high quality samples (DNA, serum, plasma, urine, tissue) of well documented patients to investigators worldwide with a sound research proposal
  • Supports investigators in preparing a request, obtaining ethical approval and formulating formal agreements, plus delivery and transport of samples

Start a sub-biobank

Do you want to start a new collection? Would you like to professionalize your current collection? We offer a step-by-step guide to setting up a sub biobank including links to necessary documents.

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Apply for use of biomaterial/data

Biomaterial and associated clinical data from the Radboud Biobank are available to serious researchers with a relevant hypothesis and a good research plan. The research should directly or indirectly contribute to medical innovation.

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Professionalize your collection

Existing biobanks: Would you like to professionalize your current collection?

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Secondary use of human biomaterial

At the request of Radboudumc's Board of Directors, the Radboud Biobank is responsible for the implementation of the Dutch Code of Conduct Responsible Use within Radboudumc.

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Secondary use of human biomaterial

Radboud Biobank

At the request of Radboudumc's Board of Directors, the Radboud Biobank is responsible for the implementation of the Dutch Code of Conduct Responsible Use within Radboudumc.


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Patients an integral role

Without the trust and participation of patients, it is impossible to establish a good collection. The patient provides personal information and biomaterial.

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Patients an integral role

Without the trust and participation of patients, it is impossible to establish a good collection. The patient provides personal information and biomaterial. With this donation, she/he contributes to the biobank, which makes new scientific research possible about the condition with which the patient is diagnosed. Although this knowledge may come too late to help this individual patient, her/his donation contributes to the development of diagnostics, new successful treatments, better prognosis and more effective prevention strategies for others in the near future.
 

About the Radboud Biobank and patients

 

The patient has a permanent voice

The patient receives a permanent, authoritative voice in the Radboud Biobank. The chairperson of the Advisory Council, a prominent role on the council, has been reserved for a patient representative. Moreover, disease-specific foundations and societies continued to be involved in departmental research to provide a non-academic perspective.  There are also plans for an internet portal for donors to the Radboud Biobank and a patient representative is also a member of in the medical-ethical review board (CMO).
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question? Please see the answers to frequently asked questions, before contacting us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Radboud Biobank FAQs


  • Obtaining samples: all costs are covered by the department
    Radboud Biobank: all costs listed below are covered by the Radboud Biobank
     

    General costs: Supervision of collection process, organization and maintenance of IT services,  accountability (general, ethical and financial), quality assurance;
    Logistics: Tubs selection, write and maintain SOPs for handling of monsters,
    isolation of DNA/RNA, tissue embedding;
    Preparation: Isolation of DNA/RNA and cells, division into aliquots, tissue selection and embedding, organizing purchase or sharing of apparatus and maintenance thereof
    Storage: Purchase of freezers, boxes and tubes including  back-up
    services, monitoring system, calibration, printers, stickers,
    rent of location and energy costs.
    In the long term an automated storage system;
    Maintenance:    Maintaining storage system, defrosting freezers;
    Registration: Purchasing biobank management system;
    Issuance: procedure for withdrawal of informed consent;


Project storage

The Radboud Biobank offers researchers the opportunity for storage and management of biomaterial of research projects such as clinical trials, cohort studies and patient control studies.

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