Through the Biobank Norge consortium, the core facility for biobank has received an allocation of almost 20 million from the Research Council. The biobank stores human biological material that has been collected through population surveys and research projects at UiT Norway’s Arctic University.
– Population surveys such as Women and Cancer , SAMINOR and the Tromsø Survey are conducted with long time horizons. This award means that we can now rig the biobank for future collections, explains the professional manager of the biobank, Karina Standahl Olsen.
The funds from the Research Council will not only be used for an automated storage unit, but also to handle other national bottlenecks for health research. This includes the development of solutions for communication with participants in research projects and the work of harmonizing the legal framework for health research and international research collaboration.
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