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University of Groningen

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Groningen

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Be welcome to join us for the UMCG summer short course exploring the fundamentals of biobanking and cohort research.
Course description Biobank research involves the use of systematic collections of human biomaterials and related data, in population-based or clinical investigations, to answer a broad array of research questions. Biobanks and large population cohorts are increasingly recognized as essential tools for exploring the origin of diseases, understanding the relationships between genetic and lifestyle determinants and diseases, and developing new diagnostic and drug therapies.Our five-day programme addresses the fundamental concepts in biobanking research.* Introduction to biobanks: biobank research in the international context - population-based biobank studies - the Lifelines case study* Clinical biobanking and sample analysis: cases from the Parelsnoer Institute (PSI) - analytical quality* ICT and infrastructure: information technology in the biobank context - ICT management systems - questionnaire quality and design* Regulation and participation: participant and patient involvement - ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) - consent and privacy* Practical considerations: standardization, essential tools, and quality management in biobanks - the future role of biobanks in research
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 0.00
Duration 5 day(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, lecture
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Medical Sciences
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 5 day(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
17 Jun 2019 1 Apr 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 395€ 395€ 395

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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Selma Bakker

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Telephone number +31 28216256
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