IBBL samples


   All coded medical information and samples for this collection will be stored at the IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) for an indefinite period of time. A biobank is a place that collects, stores, processes and distributes biological materials (such as tissue or blood) and the data associated with those materials (such as medical information about the participant).

The purpose of the IBBL is to support a diverse range of research intended to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the promotion of health throughout society.

IBBL sample storage



These research programs are subject to receiving Ethics Committee approval, and may be carried out by either academic (non-commercial) or industrial (commercial) organisations. If you agree to participate, this means that your coded data and samples may be used for other medical research programs, and sent to other countries in Europe and beyond, where the data protection laws may not be as strict. Some of your unused sample may also be used for quality control purposes.