For information about the availability of samples for your specific research project, please directly contact the project management of Biobank Graz: biobank-pm(at)medunigraz.at
The general procedure for your project request is explained in section >>Access request
Here you can find all details on the access policy of Biobank Graz as well as information how project requests are processed >>Access policy
Biobank Graz as part of the Medical University of Graz has established a close collaboration with the University Hospital Graz. Human samples and associated date are directly collected from patients at the University Hospital. Therefore, the complete medical history of patients that signed the Informed Consent is available upon request. In cooperation with the specific departments, Biobank Graz can retrieve clinical data, survival data as well as other available data.
Yes, for specific research interests it is possible to start a prospective collection of human samples according to specific exclusion and inclusion criteria. Prospective collections are set up in cooperation with the respective department at University Hospital Graz. Biobank Graz also offers to be central storage facility of lager projects such as EU-funded projects. For questions please contact: biobank-pm(at)medunigraz.at
Together with BBMRI.at and BBMRI-ERIC we are working on an online Directory that provides an overview of available samples at Biobank Graz. Moreover specific collections and cohorts are presented >>here. For more details please contact the project management of Biobank Graz: biobank-pm(at)medunigraz.at
Yes, Biobank Graz is certified according to EN/ISO 9001:2015 and works according to specific ‘Standard operating procedures’ (SOPs). This assures that samples are collected, processed and stored complying to standardized and quality assured processes.
Moreover, all samples are labelled with a 2D Data Matrix code and scanned during automated processing and storage. This allows high quality documentation of all processing steps.
The service fees vary depending on the affiliation of the applicant:
In any case, a cost calculation is performed for every project and cost highly depend on the requested services. For more information, please contact: biobank(at)medunigraz.at
The response time of Biobank Graz depends on the complexity of the submitted project. Project applications are generally answered within three working days. Database search for the available samples may take a few days, depending on the complexity of inclusion and exclusion criteria. As a rule of thumb the decision of the biobank representative is delivered within three weeks.
From our donors we collect Informed consents that cover all issues of modern biomedical research. For sample transfer a positive ethics committee vote as well as the approval of our university internal biobank representatives is mandatory.
For more details click here >>Access rules