Goals and Key Activities

BBMRI.tr has five main goals:

  • Play an advisory role in the establishment of biobanks in Turkey to create a harmonized and efficient biobanking infrastructure,
  • Increase the awareness of biobanking among the public as well as the scientific community,
  • Create a coordination structure among biobanks,
  • Harmonize the ethical and legal guidelines,
  • Share best practices acquired from BBMRI­ERIC and disseminating the knowledge in national biobanks, while contributing to the pan­European research infrastructure BBMRI­ERIC.

To achieve defined aims BBMRI.tr focuses on:

  • Harmonization and dissemination of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the collection, storage, quality control and access procedures of biological material and related data among biobanks,
  • Coordination of the funding of an IT infrastructure for interoperability between biobanks for the use of patient registries and clinical data,
  • Organization of training activities to quality assurance of biobanks and registries,
  • Educational activities to enhance the awareness of biobanking in the general public, policymakers, and health­care providers,
  • Increase the awareness of decision makers to develop tools to ensure the sustainability of biobanks.