Help with sustainable biobanking

“Because of this workshop I decided to invest more in sustainable biobanking.” - Dr. Peggy Manders

Left: Dr. Peggy Manders, epidemiologist and manager at the Radboud Biobank

I believe we cannot solve the challenge of sustainability by ourselves. That’s why I joined the BBMRI-NL Workshop Sustainability. We were able to use the input from the workshop to further improve the Radboud Biobank. We organised a brain storm session with our management team to identify key-drivers for a sustainable biobank which will guide us in our sustainability strategy.  

Because of this workshop I decided to invest more in sustainable biobanking. I started a collaboration with the Nijmegen School of Management of the Radboud University to evaluate our current business model and perform a stakeholder analysis. I also became actively involved in the follow-up project. We organise focus groups and gather input from users of biobanks on how to improve biobanks.