The i+12 Biobank comprises the connection unit with the i+12 Biomedical Research Institute. This unit oversees the management of samples and data generated by the health care services provided at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre for their use in biomedical research. As a transversal platform of the i+12 Research Institute, it serves as a non-profit public service establishment, where samples and data of great interest are obtained, processed and stored for making advances in the health sector. The biobank guarantees the quality, safety and traceability of all the samples and data it stores, as well as of the operating procedures associated with the biological material requested from the Biobank. One of the main purposes of our Biobank is to ensure the competitiveness and excellence of both national and international research by ensuring compliance at all times with the legislation in force and protecting the rights of donors.
The i+12 Biobank was authorized by the Regional Ministry of Health of the Spanish Autonomous Region of Madrid in 2013, and was registered in the National Registry of Biobanks, belonging to the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), with No. B.0000657, as required by Spanish Royal Decree 1716/2011 governing the basic requirements for the authorization and operation of Biobanks for biomedical research purposes, and the treatment of human samples. In addition, our biobank is a member of the Spanish National Biobank Network Platform at the request of the ISCIII (PT17/0015/001).