costs of Lifelines Biobank
Lifelines gives you easy access to data and samples for your research. Lifelines is a not-for-profit biobank; for researchers of scientific and educational institutes only the cost price of release and linking materials will be charged. This means you do not pay for the infrastructure. This makes Lifelines less expensive than having to collect your own data and/or biological samples.
The costs explained below are valid for scientific and educational institutes only. Researchers from other organisations can contact us. We will make a custom quotation based on your request.
indication of the costs
Costs may vary depending on the type of applications. Below is an indication of different types of application and the related costs.
- Application for data: € 7,500*.
- Application for samples (and data): € 12,250* fixed costs plus variable costs depending on the number and type of samples.
- Application for collecting additional data or biological samples within the cohort: on request.
- Application for data link: on request.
explanation of the costs
The standard costs for access to the available data for researchers of scientific and educational institutes amount to € 7,500* per data set, regardless of the type of data or size of the data set. For the costs for access to use samples there are two components charged. A fixed component of € 12,250*. This fee comprises managing the application review, data linking, project management, data release and quality control. A variable component exists for each sample that is required for the research project. The fee varies per serum, plasma, urine, hair, stool and/or DNA sample.
Please contact Lifelines if you have any questions on specific costs.
*Costs listed are exclusive of VAT. Lifelines will list the actual costs in the offer to be drawn up in consultation with the researcher.