Biobank Cohort Forum

Webinar series organised by Biobank Sweden and

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BBMRI-ERIC Sample and Data Portal
– A demonstration of a new platform utilising federated search

Radovan Tomášik, Zdenka Dudova, Petr Holub, BBMRI-ERIC.

The BBMRI-ERIC Sample and Data Portal is a platform consisting of multiple services developed by our community. The platform’s goal is to fulfill a vision about sample and data query processing in Europe, put together by the consortial partners and coordinated by BBMRI-ERIC Headquarters.

Building on top of our most widely known discovery service the BBMRI-ERIC Directory, which is the world’s largest biobank catalogue, the BBMRI community has developed an entire platform of new services to enhance on our ability to build cross-border cohorts. These new services support federated search for samples, querying of data sets, data analyses, data extraction/pooling and access management using the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator.

Join us to find out more about how the tool works, who it is available to, what kind of privacy questions it resolves, and real world use-cases this platform was designed to solve. As usual, the presentation and demonstration will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion among webinar participants.

Date: November 10, 2023

Time: 12:00-13:00 (Central European Time)

About: The webinar is free of charge and will be live-streamed.

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Biobank Sweden

Biobank Sweden is a national infrastructure for biobanking where healthcare, academia, industry and patient organisations collaborate to attain good healthcare and research. logo – The Swedish Cohort Consortium – is a national technical and collaborative infrastructure, enabling greater use of Swedish cohorts for world-leading research. is promoting cooperation between cohorts and making cohort data more discoverable and accessible.

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In our fourth episode, we focus on early findings from the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project and the possibilities for proteomics research using large population cohorts.


Cynthia Lawley, Director of Population Health at Olink

Dr. Chris D. Whelan, Director, Data Science, Neuropsychiatry at Johnson & Johnson

Harmonizing research data: what should we keep in mind?

In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Dr. Isabel Fortier who is leading the Maelstrom Research Platform shares some of her knowledge regarding harmonization of research data.


Dr. Isabel Fortier, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

The new Swedish National Biobank Registry:
What’s there? Can any human study now be turned into a biobank study?

In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Hanna Fransson presents the Swedish National Biobank Registry (SBR) and Dr. Andrea Ganna shares some of his experiences of biobank research in Finland.


Hanna Fransson, Regional Biobank Centre (RBC) Mellansverige
Dr. Andrea Ganna, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki

Biobank Sweden