The BBMRI-NL Catalogue is a searchable database, containing information on several Dutch bio- and databanks. Researchers can use the catalogue to search collections on specific disease types, Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) data, types of biomaterials, and many other variables. Furthermore, the contact details for each biobank coordinator and information about conditions for the request and use of the data and materials are available.

The catalogue is also the source for the Dutch biobank collections in the BBMRI-ERIC biobank directory.

Why BBMRI-NL’s Catalogue?

The catalogue is a tool that will help you:

  • Get an overview of most Dutch bio- and data banks
  • Find collections that share certain characteristics, like the presence of certain biomaterials, the involvement of one or more institutes / researchers, the focus on a specific (type of) disorder, etc.
  • Assess the data in an aggregated form to get an overview of how many collections share the same characteristics.

Intended users

The BBMRI-NL catalogue is meant for researchers in search of specific data or samples possibly collected by others. Moreover, it also gives the opportunity for gathering large datasets and conducting individual-participant data meta-analyses.

Status of BBMRI-NL’s Catalogue

The catalogue is the first entry point for researchers to get an overview of the bio- and databanks associated with BBMRI-NL. It is an actively maintained database (i.e. it is constantly being updated).

Using BBMRI-NL’s Catalogue

A search in the BBMRI-NL Catalogue can be performed in two ways:

  1.  By simply typing a keyword in the search field (e.g. DNA or Longitudinal)
  2.  Through the wizard you can search on all the fields used to describe collections. The wizard allows to build complex searches with multiple search conditions.

For a growing number of collections you can request access to their material through the BBMRI-NL Podium Request Portal, which is linked to the catalogue.

Support for BBMRI-NL’s Catalogue

If you are a coordinator and would like to add your collection to the BBMRI-NL Catalogue, please contact fill in the data in the following BBMRI-NL Catalogue form and send it to the Service Desk.