The web portal will be a catalogue of samples available for approved academic and industry researchers. The portal will provide restricted data only with no identifying patient details.
This meeting on 15th October 2015 had representatives of Biobank Ireland, our portal developer partner SuprTecBox, and 2 biopharma companies in attendance. It provided practical information and insight into the variable sample needs of companies and how samples might be accessed for projects. Follow-up with other companies is ongoing.
The requirements of academic researchers are being assessed separately, and we also plan to consult with patient groups.