Interdisciplinary Bank of Biomaterials and Data Würzburg (ibdw)

Scopes and aims

  • Concurrent liquid and solid sampling of human biomaterials using a consistent bio-sample labelling, registration, tracking, storage, and retrieval system enabling parallel analysis of matching blood and tissue samples along the course of the respective disease(s)
  • Fully automated storage of bio-samples for 2–5 years (–80°C, immediate access, rapid sample read out, rapid sample compilation)
  • Long-term storage for >10 years (–140°C, gas phase liquid nitrogen) for pre-specified liquid BM
  • Implementation of a multi-level data storage and access concept ensuring consistency of data and biosample identity under consideration of current data and privacy protection regulations
  • Participation in the German Biobank Registry (GBR, Host: TMF), Work Package Leader “Public Relations & ELSI” in the German Biobank Node (GBN), and Member IT Core Team in the German Biobank Alliance (GBA)

Cooperating institutions

  • Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research
  • Comprehensive Heart Failure Center
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) Mainfranken
  • Peripheral ibdw-subunits
  • Rudolf Virchow Center, DFG-Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine
  • Biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA): Aachen, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Greifswald, Hannover, Heidelberg, Jena, Leipzig, Lübeck, München, (Würzburg)
  • Biobank of the blood donors of the Bavarian Red Cross



Prof. Dr. Roland Jahns



Gabriele Hill-Gómez


+49 931 201-47001




Interdisciplinary Bank of Biomaterials and Data Würzburg (ibdw) | Straubmühlweg 2a| Building A9 | 97078 Würzburg | Germany