Comparing the hub-and-spoke model practices of the LifeLines Study in the Netherlands and the H3Africa Initiative

Biobank sample storage is critical in population health and epidemiology studies. Biobanks bridge two very different worlds: they connect to the participants and patients at an individual level, but they also aggregate information and represent the cutting edge of scientific discovery. In this brief report, we describe how the LifeLines study in the Netherlands manages its resources for communication and services, and how it can serve as a model for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative (H3Africa Initiative).

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  • Biopreserv Biobank.


  • Bruinenberg, M
  • Frey, M
  • Napier, M
  • Summers, A.

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