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BBMRI - Large Prospective Cohorts

Objective

In recent years, biomedical research has crossed international borders in large, collaborative studies showing the value of multidisciplinarity and scale advantage. This has yielded valuable insights and some led to new and better medicines and treatments for diseases. However, disease-focused studies provide less insight in the real disease onset, the relative disease burden in the population, and the actual comparability of selected patients. Large prospective cohort (LPC) studies following up initially healthy participants for years or decades are considered more reliable and different diseases can be studied. LPC studies require large numbers of subjects which are costly but particularly benefited from the advent of high throughput techniques providing opportunities for powerful study designs. This project unites the large study sets of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), thus achieving a worldwide unique scale of integration. Specifically, we aim to:1)Evaluate/improve the harmonization of individual data on health, lifestyle and other exposures;2)Develop/implement harmonized definitions of diseases;3)Improve biobanking and research technologies and develop innovative solutions facilitating high-quality, fair access to samples and data;4)Provide free transnational access by users, through study proposals selected by an open, pan-European call;5)In the framework of these studies, generate and provide access to whole genome sequences, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome and methylome data;6)Build new public-private partnerships involving large-scale prospective cohorts, and strengthening existing ones, allowing transparent industrial access to academic expertise;7) Build a network transferring the expertise of established European large-scale biobanks to new biobank initiatives under development in other countries.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 956 508,78
Administrative Contact
Birgit Simell (Dr.)

Participants (33)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 288 681,60
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruud Esveld (Mr.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
France
EU contribution
€ 916 160,23
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 460 484,58
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Palalic (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 284 748,40
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Abuja (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 204 019,31
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agneta Häggström (Ms.)
GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 236 303,60
Address
The Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Davison (Mr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 164 077,22
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna M Van Apeldoorn (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 838 896
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 269 816,17
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janne østvang (Mrs.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 465 427,31
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merike Leego (Mrs.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 512 575,94
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Ullerås (Mr.)
FUNDACIO PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 528,21
Address
Baldiri I Reixac 4
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarte Moises (Mr.)
CAMBRIDGE PROTEIN ARRAYS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 466
Address
Babraham Hall, Babraham Research Campus
CB22 3AT Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Taussig (Dr.)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 47 561,50
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Józsefné Krutki (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Mrs.)
The Research Institute of the Mc Gill University Health Centre
Canada
EU contribution
€ 147 840
Address
Guy Street 2155
H3H 2R9 Montreal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan James (Ms.)
LEGAL PATHWAYS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 62 809
Address
Klapheklaan 8
2111 XS Aerdenhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasper Bovenberg (Dr.)
ISLENSK ERFDAGREINING EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 55 800,50
Address
Sturlugotu 8
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frosti Jonsson (Mr.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 221 556,97
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanna Leppämäki (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL PREVENTION RESEARCH INSTITUT-IPRI MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 41 195
Address
Cours Lafayette 95
69006 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Hainaut (Mr.)
LATVIJAS BIOMEDICINAS PETIJUMU UN STUDIJU CENTRS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 47 561,50
Address
Ratsupites Iela 1
1067 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liga Vonda
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 47 561,50
Address
Rudera Boskovica 31
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ozren Polasek (Prof.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PORT POLSKI OSRODEK ROZWOJU TECHNOLOGII
Poland
EU contribution
€ 47 561,50
Address
Ul. Stablowicka 147
54 066 Wroclaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Zielinska (Mrs.)
KLINIKUM RECHTS DER ISAR DER TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 443 656,17
Address
Ismaninger Strasse 22
81675 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Rädlein (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 245 966,31
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Bouas (Mrs.)
VAN VEEN EVERT BERNARD
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 372,95
Address
Amalia Van Solmsstraat 46
2595 TB Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evert-Ben Van Veen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 41 195,76
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Judith Doomen (Ms.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 41 195,76
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Magnus (Prof.)
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 108 090,17
Address
Artillerivej 5
2300 Kobenhavn S
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacob Winsloew (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 182,07
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rachel Evans (Mrs.)
BIOBANKS AND BIOMOLECULAR RESOURCES RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (BBMRI-ERIC)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 14 552
Address
Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/B/6
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markus Pasterk (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 922
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miriam Puttini (Dr.)
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 725,99
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Corral (Mr.)