Botnia-study co-operates with The Institution of Health and Welfare (THL) and tranfers research data and samples to the Biobank from those subjects that have given permission to the transfer. The old data of the Botnia-study (Botnia family study, PPP and iPSC) that were collected before 2016, have been transfered to THL biobank using public disclosure procedure. End of 2015, we published an announcement about the transfer of the the Botnia data comprehensively in both national (Virallinen lehti, Helsingin Sanomat ja Huvudstadsbladet) and local newspapers of those areas where Botnia study has had a research center in some point. In the announcement, we asked participants to inform us within two months if they are are not willing to transfer their data into biobank.
The objective of the Biobank’s operation is to find methods, which promote the health of the population and prevent illnesses. It is hoped that the researchers’ results help in the prevention of illnesses and developing for safer, more efficient and personnel care. The participation is voluntary and is always based on a written consent. The study participant has the right at any time to deny the use of his/her samples and data in THL biobank, by informing it in writing to biobank. The handling of the samples and information is based on the Finnish biobank law (688/2012).
Additional information about the Biobank, about the sample giver's rights, the Institution of Health and Welfare and biobank research is found on THL biobanks website.
DIREVA is the diabetes register of the Vaasa hospital district, which is carried out through the co-operation with Lund University in Malmö, Botnia-study and University of Helsinki.
DIREVA data has been transfared to AURIA biobank 1.1.2017. The old DIREVA data that were collected before 2017 have been transferred to AURIA biobank using public disclosure procedure.
Auria Biobank is Finland’s first biobank. Approximately one million samples are stored in the biobank and used for medical research. Auria Biobank is situated in Turku, in connection with Turku University Hospital and the University of Turku. The biobank was established by the University of Turku and the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa.
The participation is voluntary and is always based on a written consent. The study participant has the right at any time to deny the use of his/her samples and data in AURIA biobank, by informing it in writing to biobank. The handling of the samples and information is based on the Finnish biobank law (688/2012).
Additional information about the Biobank is found on AURIA biobank’s website.