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Biomedical researchers - we need your help!

Do you use Human samples in your research? We are looking for feedback from Biomedical researchers who use human samples. The survey will take just 5 minutes to complete. The results will be used to improve the services of BBMRI-ERIC.


The BBMRI-ERIC CS IT are launching a brand new user survey! One of BBMRI-ERIC’s main users are the researchers who use human samples. But what is it they look for in a Biobank? And how can we help? To help us develop our services we are running a survey to help characterise Researchers who use human samples. The survey will help inform the development of some of the CS IT services. We hope to find out more about: • Where researchers go for samples and why? • What would encourage researchers to use a new Biobank? • Do commercial researchers face different issues to academic researchers? • What barriers do researchers see as affecting sample access? In 2018 ran a similar survey to find out more about researchers who use human samples in the UK. The results showed that researchers still used a mixture of routes to access samples. Researchers also looked to the relationship with biobanks to get assurance of quality and support with governance issues. We are now rolling the survey out across Europe so we can get a better idea of the issues which affect different countries as well as looking at different research interests and career stages. If you are a Biomedical researcher based in Europe please take our survey: The results of the survey will be published when the study is complete. Please sign up to the BBMRI-ERIC newsletter for updates.


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