This network derives from the experience of the previous project BN-MEM and expands the initiative to any European Pathology Department.
A pathology archive can function as a biobank just by anonymizing the samples, before those samples and the related clinical information are exported.
The most suitable way is to modify with anonymization only the case study that will be used in a specific multicentric project.
PatBNetwork is based on free and collaborative participation in specific projects. The coordinator will be proposing the network participants to join a specific large project that should be financed. The participants will be considered as full collaborators of the project.
The participants in the PatBNetwork can be also involved in other localized or country biobanking networks. This will not affect the activity performed within PatB. PatBNetwork is developed only to perform very large international projects.
The pathologists who would like to participate in PatB Network should write to firstname.lastname@example.org
and they will receive a specific questionnaire to provide the network with the specific information.