To continue our mission of providing high-quality biological samples to advance medical research, we need the support of voluntary donors. If you would like to get involved and are interested in donating a biological sample to be used in one of our research programmes, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page corresponding to your programme of interest:
What about ethics ?
All of our biological samples are contributions from volunteers, both patients and healthy citizens, who have given specific consent for the collection of their sample. Every donor has the right to withdraw their consent at any time, in which case all of the unused samples will be destroyed and related data deleted.
We work with national and international authorities to ensure that the collection and use of samples and data conform to high ethical standards and safeguard the privacy of the donor. All of our donors’ identities are kept strictly confidential and our data secured. We have a rigorous process in place to remove all identifying information from samples and health records at the source, so no identifying information is known by the biobank staff or given to researchers.
Before receiving any samples, research organisations must submit an application to our sample access committee. To receive the approval of this committee, applicants must show that they have the expertise to perform their proposed research, that the proposed research has ethical clearance, and that they have sufficient funds to see the research through to completion.
Are you interested in finding out more about IBBL or our research programmes?
We would love to hear from you! Please get in touch using the form below.
IBBL (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg)
1, rue Louis Rech, L-3555, Dudelange
Tel: +352 26 970 – 520
Fax: +352 26 970 – 564