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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-11

Taking the next step in biobanking research infrastructures: A narrative overview

Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

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Anthony Larsson
Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1947-489X.210105

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BioBanking and Molecular Resource Infrastructure in Sweden (BBMRI.se) was set up in 2009 in order to harmonise the standards and processes of biobanking. The present study is a qualitative narrative overview aimed at evaluating published studies on medical and/or biobank research infrastructure. Web of Science (WOS) and PubMed databases were searched to find studies on largescale medical research infrastructures. A total of 145 articles were found, but only merely 17 made it past the exclusion criteria. Eleven of the 17 articles listed first authors affiliated with European countries. Most of the articles discussed the need for “research infrastructures” while not addressing the subject in any detail. Consequently, this study concluded that there is a pressing need for deeper and more extensive multidisciplinary collaboration, especially on how research infrastructures are structured, managed, and branded.

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