BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer quality management services, support with ethical, legal and societal issues, and a number of online tools and software solutions. Ultimately, our goal is to make new treatments possible. The Directory is a tool to share aggregate information about the biobanks that are willing external collaboration. It is based on the MIABIS 2.0 standard, which describes the samples and data in the biobanks at an aggregated level.
BBMRI-ERIC is a European organisation established under the ERIC legal framework, funded by yearly membership fees paid by the Member States. National Nodes and contact for Local Bioabanks: http://www.bbmri-eric.eu/national-nodes/