The IDIBGI Biobank is the support platform for research responsible for the management of human biological samples and associated data for research. This management includes collection, processing, storage, and transfer of samples to promote quality biomedical research.
Our goal is to contribute to the development of biomedical research of excellence, making available to the scientific community biological samples under certain legal, technical, organizational guarantees and respecting the rights of the donors.
The IDIBGI Biobank was authorized by the Department of Health in October 2013 and is enrolled in the Carlos III Health Institute National Register of Biobanks.
The organizational structure of the Biobank allows for management of different collections of biological samples collected at the Hospital Universitari Dr. Josep Trueta de Girona (HUJT), the Institut d'Assistència Sanitària (IAS), and other associated centres, in accordance with current regulations (Law 14/2007, regarding Biomedical Research, and RD 1716/2011, Royal Decree regarding Biobanks).
The Biobank comprises two areas: The Central node, which integrates blood-derived samples and other fluids (urine, faeces, etc.), and the Tumour Bank node, which mainly includes samples of tumour tissue. Each of these is adequately enabled to process, store, and guard the specific type of sample.
The Biobank has a scientific director, a coordinator, a quality manager and laboratory technical staff:
And it is attached to two external advisory committees: