Informations for study participants

Understanding biobanks
A biobank stores biological samples such as blood, urine or saliva as a resource for future health-related research. Systematic analytical results of biosamples help to identify and understand diseases, develop targeted therapies and provide a diagnostic basis.

Data protection and consent
BIPS BioBank operates according to a data protection concept. All samples are stored in an encoded (pseudonymized) form, according to applicable data protection regulations, and are protected against unauthorized access.

Sample donation
If you take part in a study and consent, biological samples, for example blood, will be collected and used for health-related research. Withdrawal of consent is possible at any time.

Selected Publications

Articles with peer-review

  • Nagrani R, Foraita R, Wolters M, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Marron M, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Longitudinal association of inflammatory markers with markers of glycaemia and insulin resistance in European children. Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews. 2022;38(3):e3511.
  • Nagrani R, Foraita R, Gianfagna F, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Michels N, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Marron M. Common genetic variation in obesity, lipid transfer genes and risk of metabolic syndrome: Results from IDEFICS/I.Family study and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1):7189.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kathrin Günther

Dr. Kathrin Günther

Tel: +49 (0)421 218-56825
Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56821


More detailed information can be found on the website of the Association of German Biobanks (GBN) under