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„MHH - Healthcare Integrated Biobanking“ (MHH-HIB)



The goal of the new project "MHH-HIB" of the Hannover Unified Biobank HUB, the central biobank of the MHH, is to establish a widely accessible, high-quality bio sample collection at the MHH in close cooperation with the clinics of the MHH.


The collection should ensure the future access of all MHH researchers to high-quality biosamples of well-characterized patient groups and be available for cooperative research projects for MHH researchers and external cooperation partners. Participating clinics receive exclusive and free access to a portion of the aliquot of each sample they have collected. The remaining aliquots go into the "MHH-HIB" collection and are available for cooperative projects.


Requests for biosamples from the "MHH-HIB" collection are evaluated by an MHH access committee. This access committee protects MHH-internal research interests and refuses to release the samples in case of conflicts of interest.

Since HUB can only prepare and store a limited number of samples per year, not all MHH patients can be included in this project. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out a selection process for which interested clinics can apply.