Research is the foundation for evidence-based treatment. Therefore, one of the important ambitions for Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark is to ensure that Denmark is an appealing partner within health research. Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark can facilitate one shared entrance for hospitals that ensures access to high quality biological material. Researchers thereby have easier access to biological material at the same time as the material is collected and registered according to joint standards and procedures to support the quality of research.
The goal is that both private and public researchers can make use of the shared infrastructure that hospitals and the regions currently are expanding. For example, development of medicine takes place in close collaboration between the public health care sector and the pharmaceutical industry. It shall be more accessible for researchers to use the collected biological material in a way where optimal use and possibilities for future analysis are in focus. This means that patients in the long term no longer need to experience unnecessary side effects and that medicine will meet the patients’ needs much better.
Collaboration between the public health care system and private researchers
Denmark has a long and solid tradition for collaboration between the public health care system and private researchers. We have unique and accessible groups of patients, and many Danish citizens want to participate in research projects, and our civil registration number (our CPR-register) gives us an exceptional infrastructure. The Danish health care system is among the top leading health care systems in the world. Research projects are an integrated part of everyday clinical work in the public health care sector where highly qualified staff members perform their work.
Researchers can use Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark to:
- Get an overview over the biobanks in relation to location, existing projects and relevant contact information.
- Secure uniform and standardized collection and storage of biological material close to patients/citizens.
- Help facilitate new research collaborations across Denmark both in the public and private sector that can improve research further.
The secretariat for Bio- and Genome Bank Denmark will gladly help.