BioLink: grants for the networking of biobanks established for research purposes

Submission deadline


The SNSF is launching a call for project proposals aimed at networking biobanks by harmonising their IT systems. The networking serves a well-defined, scientific research purpose. The call is open to all research domains. Letters of intent must be sent to the adjacent e-mail address by 12 July 2016.

BioLink is intended for investigators who wish to network their biobanks using IT systems. This harmonisation of IT systems will result in the sharing of data so as to address well-defined, scientific questions. BioLink is open to all research domains and responds to the needs for networking IT systems of existing biobanks and of biobanks that are being or will be created.

This initiative aims at strengthening the quality, accessibility and interoperability of the Swiss biobanks. Three and a half million Swiss francs have been allocated to the 2016 call with the intention of supporting 4 to 6 projects. A subsequent call, endowed with a similar budget, will be launched in 2018.



Division Biology and Medicine
Stéphanie Wyss