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16th November 2023
HRCI is delighted to welcome attendees to this in-person Irish Health Research Forum event.
Biobanks are a backbone in the advancement of medicine through scientific discovery. Research on human tissue samples, including blood, skin, DNA etc., along with the associated patient information, allows us to better understand and treat medical conditions.
Despite their importance, managing a biobank in Ireland comes with its share of challenges.
Changes in data protection legislation mean that patient consent for precious samples taken years may no longer be valid. A lack of coordination among research ethics committees results in biobanks having to submit repeated applications when working across different centres. The absence of clearly defined pathways for funding further compounds these challenges.
At this upcoming event we will discuss recent progress in biobanking and explore how to overcome the challenges. Attendees will be encouraged to contribute their perspectives on what is required to make the processes work better for everyone. A report and recommendations will be produced following the event. Together we aim to pave the way for improved patient outcomes in Ireland through biobanking.
Registration is essential for this event.
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