The Central Platform of the Polish Biobanking Network funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland is
the first free tool
in Poland that provides information about collected resources of biological samples to a wide audience.
The information submitted to the Platform is available to both domestic and foreign researchers, thanks to integration with European systems.
NUMBER OF SAMPLES
GROWING NUMBER OF BIOBANKS
Collections are made available on the Platform by members of the Polish Biobanking Network (PSB) and the access to information is open to everyone who is interested.
PSB is constantly expanding the list of cooperating units. 28 members and 25 observers have joined the network so far. These are units of different structural and organizational character and with various research profile. Every unit involved in the sourcing, collecting, storage or testing of biological material can join PSB regardless of the amount of collections or the level of biobank/biorepository development.
The PSB platform provides defining of different types of collections starting from population collections to the ones concerning rare diseases. The unit providing information about its resources can also assign the type of biological material collected in the collection.
In response to the diversity of entities publishing information about their resources, the Platform enables precise definition of the type of biological material collected. It also makes it easier for researchers to search for samples with a specific profile.
The Polish Biobanking Network is a central IT platform created by the BBMRI.pl consortium, which provides an opportunity to exchange information about the biological samples held between biobanks, biorepositories and researchers from Poland and all over the world. Biobanks combined into a system cataloguing biological material are a valuable source of knowledge for international research teams.The system has a supercomputer called Triton (TASK - Tri-City Academic Computer Network at the Gdansk University of Technology) providing the highest level of technology in digital data processing in order to analyze the collected data of huge volume (tissue scans, genomic, metabolomic and proteomic data).
THE IDEA OF BIOBANKING (MISSION)
Biobanks are institutions dealing with the collection, storage and distribution of biological material derived from human. Collecting and cataloguing a large number of standardized biological samples and their subsequent analysis are the future of the development of medical and pharmaceutical sciences, contributing to the advancement of personalized medicine.The idea of biobanking has been recognized by the Times Magazine as one of the leading ideas that can change the world.