Project deliverable Open Access
Georges Dagher; Petr Holub; Michael Hummel; Anu Jalanko; Outi Törnwall; Kaisa Silander; Marialuisa Lavitrano; Kurt Zatloukal; Mats Hansson; Michaela Th. Mayrhofer; Maimuna Mendy; Philip Quinlan; Irene Schlünder
This framework document describes basic access criteria and procedures under which the access and use of samples and data facilitated by BBMRI-ERIC are realized.
The access procedure is described step-by-step, from registration to the completion of access, at the Pan-European and national levels. BBMRI-ERIC operates as a facilitator in the provision of access; while the local biobanks stay in control of granting access based on their existing access policies, proper peer review and ethical assessment of research proposals. By introducing and further implementing these access criteria and procedures, BBMRI-ERIC offers the service of taking the European collections of biological resources to a new level of coordination, efficiency and usage for the health of EU citizens and beyond.