Organization

AMC Biobank is part of the division G (Laboratory Specialisms) and works closely together with the Durrer Center for Cardiovascular Research, hosted by the Netherlands Heart Institute.

AMC Biobank and Durrer Center share people, rooms, protocols, and quality standards to facilitate high-quality sample/data collection and storage.

Amsterdam Biobank recently started a partnership with Biobank VUmc that is intended to soon result in one central Amsterdam UMC Biobank with braches at the locations AMC and VUmc. As part of this process, governance structures, working procedures and service fees are currently harmonized.

A Biobank Council (Biobankraad) and the Amsterdam Research Board advise Amsterdam Biobank on biobank matters.

AMC Biobank participates in (inter)national biobank and data management initiatives, including ParelsnoerCTMM-TraIT, DTL, Data4lifesciences and BBMRI-NL.