Platform Summary:The Sample Catalogue provides an overview of biological samples from rare disease patients that are available for research. The catalogue allows searching for samples based on a limited number of key characteristics such as disease, type of sample and limited demographical data of the patient. The BBMRI-ERIC Directory provides an aggregated overview of biobanks and collections of samples that are available for research. Both resources are connected to the BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator request portal, that allows for efficient communication between researchers and biobanks.
Learning Objectives:Participants attending this webinar will learn how to use the Sample Catalogue and the BBMRI-ERIC Directory to identify biobanks and collections of samples of interest for their research and how they can effectively negotiate access to these samples using the Negotiator. As a secondary objective they will learn how to list their own collections in these tools to enable reuse of samples and data.