The UMCG has a high quality infrastructure for establishing and using cohort and biobank collections. Through standard processes and workflows, harmonised policies and the right hardware and expertise we provide samples and data for excellent research. Please visit UMCG cohorts and biobanks to find an overview of all cohorts and biobanks.
Central Freezer Storage Facility
The Central Freezer Storage Facility gives advice, stores, and manages biological samples for UMCG researchers and for external institutes and companies. The ISO-9001 certified facility meets high standards for quality assurance and efficient process flows for the storage and the distribution of biological samples. Find out more: Central Freezer Storage Facility
The Project Laboratory (‘projectenlab’) of the department of Laboratory Medicine is an ISO-9001 and ISO-15189 certified laboratory that facilitates specimen collection, processing and shipment for both clinical studies and biobank collections. Find out more: Project Laboratory
Research Genome Center
The Research Genome Center supports researchers with their next generation sequencing and genotyping projects. They offer, implement and develop state-of-the-art genomics techniques and tools used in medicine and life sciences research. Find our more: Research Genome Center
Genomics Coordination Center
The Genomics Coordination Center is the expertise hub for ‘omics’ data analysis and integrative bioinformatics. They provide tools, services, and courses for researchers and bioinformaticians to accelerate scientific research and collaborations. Find out more: Genomics Coordination Center
Information Management Research
IM-Research manages and develops the central UMCG IT infrastructure, tools and services for research. IM-Research protects the scientific integrity of research studies and data involving human related subjects. The tools that they offer and support are certified (e.g. ISO27001) and compliant with applicable rules and regulations.
Digital Competence Center
The Digital Competence Center supports researchers in FAIR data, compliant with all the applicable laws and regulations and funding organisations’ requirements. They advise researchers about best practices in research, and tools and services available to optimize the management of your research data.