Application forms submitted by rare disease biobanks will be reviewed by the RD-Connect Panel for Biobank Assessment to ensure adherence to minimal entry conditions and the adoption of any standardisation and harmonisation measures needed for a successful inclusion to the RD-Connect platform.
The RD-Connect Panel for Biobank Assessment contains experts with knowledge in:
- Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI),
- IT infrastructure and management,
- Current advances in scientific/clinical research in rare diseases.
Panel members will participate in their personal capacity; the turnover will be on a 2- or 3-year basis and may be renewed once for further 2 years.
Detail of the assessment criteria can be found here.
Example questions that may be asked in the rare disease biobank Assessment Form via the RD-Connect ID-Card can be downloaded here.