BBMRI-NL2.0: building on the Dutch biobank
On Tuesday 1st July, BBMRI-NL2.0 was awarded €9.8 million as part of the National Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures. It is one of six facilities receiving a grant from NWO. The award was announced during a ceremony at Leiden University Medical Centre. Professor Cisca Wijmenga (UMCG) is director of this large-scale biobanking project. (BBMRI stands for Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure)
BBMRI-NL will join forces with EPI2 and CTMM-TraIT in July 2014 │ BBMRI-NL embarks upon its second phase: BBMRI-NL2.0
The new endeavour will comprise BBMRI-NL and all the biobanks connected with it. It will join forces with two other Dutch projects that aim to facilitate innovative biomedical research: the European Population Imaging Infrastructure (EPI2) and the Translational Research IT project of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM-TraIT). The goal is a truly integrated, national, ‘NL Biobank Research Facility’, offering researchers access data to determine how genetic and environmental factors contribute to disease. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded BBMRI-NL2.0 a grant of just over €9.8 million as part of the National Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures.
See also the BBMRI website