The Biological Resource Centre Network

The Banca biologica actively participates in the preparatory phase of BBMRI, the European infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources.
It also belongs to the network of International Deposit Authorities (IDA) for patent purposes, and to the European Culture Collections Organization.
The Banca biologica has also taken part in the Task Force for BRCs (Biological Resource Centres) set up by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), it has contributed to the preparation of the OECD best practice guidelines for BRCs, and now participates in the GBRCN (global BRC network) project.
In the past, it has taken part in the European network of Biological Resource Centres (BRCs), in the frame of two European projects: CABRI and EBRCN.