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23rd April, 2020

The Biobank under Lockdown: working from home

On the 12th March, I first became aware of this new term, social distancing. Little did I think when I left the office that day, that I would not return for an unknown number of weeks. It was not difficult to adapt to a changed work schedule. Rather than a twice-weekly 5.15 am rise to catch an early morning train to Dublin, I now spread my working...

19th March, 2019

Opinion: Irish Health Research and Public Benefit

The new Health Research Regulations (HRR), August 2018 (part of the Irish Data Protection Act, May 2018), in response to the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require that patients give explicit consent for the use of their non-personal data in new medical research projects. However, a unique feature of the HRR is that if a research project is considered...

29th November, 2018

GDPR and Cancer Research

Ireland’s new Health Research Regulations (August 2018) are part of the Data Protection Act (May 2018), enacted in response to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) of the European Union. The new Regulations will safeguard data privacy for patients who, having been fully informed, give consent to have their blood, cancer tissue and associated coded...

24th November, 2016

Biobank Ireland Shortlisted For A Prestigious Eir Spider Award

Biobank Ireland are delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Eir Spider award. Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are the longest standing and most prestigious internet...

24th November, 2016

Biobank Ireland Team Complete Dublin City Marathon

After months of planning, training and pavement pounding our Biobank team ran Dublin City Marathon, raising an incredible €11,000 for Biobank Ireland. While most of us were enjoying a lazy Bank Holiday Sunday, our team of 12 walked and ran a challenging 26 miles,...

20th April, 2016

Will Mullin raised over €17k for Biobank Ireland, only €3k to go!

Will Mullin has raised over €17k for Biobank Ireland completing Marathon Des Sables, one of the world’s toughest challenges – the Marathon des Sables (a 257km run– five and a half marathons over six days), which the Discovery Channel has dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ commenced on April 10th, this year...

20th April, 2016

Join Team Biobank this October and run the Dublin Marathon for Cancer Research.

Take on the Dublin Marathon in support of Biobank Ireland and join the race against cancer. We are looking for keen individuals, be it a beginner runner or an athlete to come together and train under the guidance of Will Mullin and form a team to take on the Dublin Marathon in aid of Biobank Ireland next October. Will Mullin has ran over 40 marathons, among...

29th March, 2016

Sponsor Will Mullin today! Here’s why

Irish businessman Will Mullin takes on one of the world’s toughest challenges – the Marathon des Sables (a 257km run– five and a half marathons over six days), which the Discovery Channel has dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on earth’. Starting on April 10th, this year is also the longest in the race’s 31 year history. The 35-year-old...

7th March, 2016

BioBank Ireland MDS Fundraiser – April 2nd

Save the date – on April 2nd Will Mullin will host a BioBank MDS fundraiser before he sets off on his most gruelling challenge yet. Will is competing in Marathon Des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth - a gruelling 257km six marathon, six-day challenge in 30 - 50-degree heat in the Sahara Desert with his clothes, food and sleeping gear on his...

17th February, 2016

Will Mullin to compete in Marathon De Sables for Biobank Ireland

What is the toughest obstacle you have ever overcome? For Will Mullin his toughest challenge has been inspired by a cause that is very close to his heart. This April, Will is taking on The Marathon des Sables- a race that the Discovery Channel has dubbed ‘ the toughest footrace on earth’.

11th January, 2016

Biobank Ireland announcement at the BBMRI & Insight conference

Biobank Ireland announced on Jan 7th at the BBMRI / Insight conference in University College Cork that we would donate a grant to support a part-time biobank scientist for their biobank, which is part of the cancer biobank network. This will enable them to finally start biobanking and leverage further support.

4th November, 2015

DAIL QUESTION to Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar

* Minister Varadkar was asked by Finian McGrath TD if he will support Biobank Trust Ireland (sic) in 2015-2016 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. REPLY I acknowledge the benefits that would accrue from a national biobanking infrastructure. In 2012 the Health Research Group adopted a National Plan for Biobanking. An action...

15th October, 2015

Irish Biobank Web Portal Design Workshop

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...

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