Aiming to help scientists to access the large prospective study sets,
BBMRI-LPC forms a unique network in biological and medical  science. The sample collections and data, the know-how, and the existing infrastructures of BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) and IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) are integrated in attempts to battle disease and build a healthier Europe.


BBMRI-LPC missions to



  • evaluate and improve the harmonization of health, lifestyle and other exposure data

  • develop and implement harmonized definitions of diseases (clinical  endpoints)



  • provide transnational access to samples and data, free of charge, for researchers through study proposals selected by an open pan- European call

  • improve biobanking and research technologies, and develop innovative solutions that promote fair access to high-quality samples and data

  • generate and offer access to whole genome sequences, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome and methylome data (within the framework of selected study proposals)



  • build a network transferring expertise of already established biobanks to new emerging biobanks

  • strengthen the existing public-private collaborations, and building new partnerships between industry and academia to share transparently the expertise in these fields