Access Request

  1. After a project request is filed, Biobank Graz checks whether the required (suitable) samples and data are available.
  2. The project is developed in an interactive process that includes the definition of the study protocol and the study cohort and leads to the project proposal.  
  3. The Biobank representative assesses the submitted project proposals. 


The Biobank representative applies to the following decision criteria:

  • Project is consistent with the objectives of Biobank Graz (research project, no sample and data trade), clearly recognizable benefit for the general public
  • Promotion of the research interests of Medical University of Graz, resultant research co-operations
  • Scientific quality of the project (relevance of research, feasibility)
  • Relative value of the samples (number of equivalent samples at Biobank Graz; incidence /prevalence of the illness; estimated time to recollect spent samples)


The following standards apply for the project implementation:

  • Samples are preferably not to be transferred outside Medical University of Graz. Instead, on-site analysis using the core facilities of the Center for Medical Research is favoured. Sample transfer must be justified at project submission.
  • The recipient must provide proof that the research project has gained the approval of the local ethics committee
  • The response time of Biobank Graz depends on the complexity of the submitted project. Project requests are generally answered within 3 working days. 


>> An outline of the Biobank Graz' samples can be found at the Catalogue

For enquiries please contact biobank-pm(at)

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