This subproject aims to make the disparately stored collections of biomedical samples (e.g. tissue, blood, urine) and data sets (e.g. experimental, clinical and population survey data) findable to investigators across the country via a shared catalogue and facilitate request workflows. The registries of UMC biobanks, BBMRI-NL, LifeLines (a large-scale genetic study into the mechanisms behind healthy aging), PSI, TralT and PALGA (a nationwide network and registry of histopathology and cytopathology in the Netherlands) will be connected via automated web-service connections to allow a search of samples and data at a national level. This program line also takes care of the necessary prerequisites for such a national catalogue, such as harmonisation of procedures for providing data and samples and proper assurance of privacy protection and informed consent. We will build on the international minimum information standard about biobank information, MIABIS, and the open source MOLGENIS software that is currently used for many national and EU catalogues.
Coordination: UMCG and BBMRI-NL: national catalogue and request workflow working group, supplemented by contributions from European projects like BBMRI-ERIC common services for IT, CORBEL and RD-connect.