The B3Africa project was showcased by the partners at the Europe Biobank Week with a session “Biobanking in the Spotlight – International Partnerships” and an award-winning poster.
In this issue, Anna-Sara Lind gives an update on final results from the negotiations for a general data protection regulation in the European Union. You can also read about two papers: The first compares the risks associated with handling personal data in research to the benefits in terms of patient safety if individuals can be identified. The other […]
B3Africa work package 1 has collaborated with BBMRI-LPC to create a short primer on law and ethics for researchers involved in biobanking. The manuscript is currently undergoing open peer review as a preprint hosted by PeerJ. Researchers and ethicists interested in the topic are warmly welcomed to review and comment on the manuscript here.
From 19-21 June, B3Africa partners met to reflect on progress and achievements made over the first year of the project. More information and pictures.
The first B3Africa Technical Jamboree was held on 3-6 May at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) of the University of the Western Cape. More information and pictures.
For the second issue of its newsletter, the project presents interviews and feedback from participants to the B3Africa Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) workshop (The Gambia, 11-13 April 2016).