Welcome to the website of BBMRI-LPC biobanks!
BBMRI-LPC is a European-wide project involving 30 partners from 17 countries.
The project represents the next phase of the successful EU biobanking programme BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, www.bbmri.eu). The BBMRI Preparatory Phase was funded from 2007 to 2011. The European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will become effective in the second half of 2013.
In the past decades, European countries have invested millions of euros of funding and substantial amount of time for the establishment of large collections of volunteering individuals' biological samples and health-related information to be used in the research of human health and disease. These Large Prospective Cohort (LPC) studies recruit a random sample of participants from the general population and follow them for years or decades. These cohort studies provide important information on the early phases of the development of a large variety of diseases. However, they require large numbers of subjects, which in many cases can only be achieved by the joint effort of different cohorts from different countries.
BBMRI-LPC is a four-year project. It has the aim to help scientists to have better access to large European studies on health (see press release on BBMRI-LPC).
You can find more information on BBMRI-LPC here: bbmri-lpc.org.
Currently there are 22 cohorts from all participating countries involved in the BBMRI-LPC-project.
You can find an overview on every participating cohort here.
Detailed information on the available samples and data of each cohort can be found in the catalogue of LPC-biobanks, which is a subcatalogue of the catalogue of European biobanks.