Access to biological samples

As a scientist you can apply for sample retrieval from the Danish National Biobank

The Danish National Biobank operates under the open access principle to further and strengthen scientific progress

Contact

The Coordinating Centre

Danish National Biobank

Statens Serum Institut

Tel: 3268 9163 / 3268 5199

The process of sample retrieval involve 4 steps:

1) Obtain permission from a Health Research Ethics Committee

2) Send your application to Scientific Services at Sundhedsdatastyrelsen

3) The application is reviewed by the DNB Scientific Board

4) Samples are handed out

1) To gain access, your project must be approved by a Health Research Ethics Committee. According to Danish law, all research projects involving human biological material must obtain such an approval. Read more about project approval.

 

2) Once approval is obtained, you apply through the national access system for biological samples and health data, Scientific Services at Sundhedsdatastyrelsen. From here the application is forwarded to the Coordinating Centre at the Danish National Biobank. Besides the Ethics Committee approval, you must submit a project description, sample retrieval list, and a statement that the funds necessary to retrieve the samples are available. If the biological samples are located in external biobanks, the Coordinating Centre can coordinate the application, so that you as a researcher only has to apply once. The Coordinating Centre can furthermore guide and advise about access to samples.

 

3) Incoming applications are reviewed by the Scientific Board. The Board is made up of: 2 persons from SSI, among these the chairman, 1 person from the Danish Council for Independent Research| Medical Sciences, 1 person from the regions, and 1 person from the organisation Danish Patients. The Scientific Board evaluates applications in the order they are received and responds no later than one month from receipt of a complete application.

 

4) Agreement of the terms for sample retrieval and handling is made by the DNB laboratory and the scientist. The normal limit is set to 100 µl serum/plasma or 1 µg DNA. Sample are retrieved and handed out.

Danish National Biobank 2016

mail@nationalbiobank.dk

The Danish National Biobank operates under the open access principle to further and strengthen scientific progress
The Danish National Biobank operates under the open access principle to further and strengthen scientific progress
The Danish National Biobank operates under the open access principle to further and strengthen scientific progress