MetaBiobank is a catalogue of information describing biological sample collections stored in various biobanks. MetaBiobank is for you if:
- you are looking for specific biological samples to perform research on;
- you wish to share the contents of your biological sample repository with other scientists.
Our service provides sample collection metadata which can help you decide whether certain samples are of interest to you. Our aim is to provide a simple way to search for interesting biological samples (for researchers) while also providing an additional channel to spread information about biobank resources (for biorepository administrators).
In order to search our biorepository catalogue, please navigate to the MetaBiobank front page, at:
and type in the phrase you are looking for. You can search by disease, organs/anatomical part, sample material type or any other collection metadata element.
Each row represents a single biological sample collection. Here, you are able to filter results by selected keywords and sort by any of the columns. Clicking the biobank name will take you to the biobank fact sheet while clicking the collection name will display a detailed collection metadata view.
In order to publish information about your biobank and the samples it comprises, you need to obtain a user account. The MetaBiobank service is published in the PL-Grid Infrastructure
and requires its users to have an active PL-Grid account. In order to obtain one, please use the PL-Grid Portal
registration procedure (more information about this procedure is provided in the PL-Grid User Manual
You are able to remove any information from inside MetaBiobank at any time, either by flagging selected data items as nonpublic, or by completely deleting any information you previously provided.
In case of further questions or if you are interested in cooperation with our team, please contact us by e-mail
. If you wish to file a bug report or describe a feature request, please use the PL-Grid Helpdesk
system. The MetaBiobank service is developed, delivered and maintained by ACC Cyfronet AGH
and LifeScience Kraków Cluster