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Biobank services for researchers

Biobank services for researchers

Biobank services for researchers

Finnish Clinical Biobank Tampere (FCBT) provides samples and related information for the purposes of biomedical, clinical and health science research. Samples may be provided for research or product and method development. We serve both academic researchers and companies. The aim is to ensure equal access to the materials by observing uniform criteria – each request for the transfer of samples and data will go through the same assessment process.

Please familiarise yourself with our data disclosure process here.

Scientific Steering Group

Scientific Steering Group

Requests for sample and data disclosure will be handled by the Scientific Steering Group of FCBT, which is responsible for the scientific evaluation of biobank research.


  • Dean, Professor Seppo Parkkila, University of Tampere (Alternate: Professor Hannele Laivuori)


  • Tarja Laitinen, Research Director, Vice Chair, Pirha (Alternate: Matti Eskola, Innovation Director)
  • Professor Katri Kaukinen, University of Tampere (Alternate: Professor Heikki Hyöty)
  • Professor, Chief physician Onni Niemelä, Wellbeing Services County of South Ostrobothnia
  • Specialist Jussi Kosola, Wellbeing Services County of Kanta-Häme  (Alternate: Chief Physician Tiina Alapirtti)
  • Elina Mattila, Director of Nursing, Wellbeing Services County of Pirkanmaa
  • Lawyer Juuso Kuusisto, Wellbeing Services County of Pirkanmaa, permanent expert (Deputy Member: Maria Toivakka)
  • Chief Physician Johanna Laukkarinen, Wellbeing Services County of Pirkanmaa, permanent expert
  • Head of Department Teemu Tolonen, Fimlab, Permanent Specialist
  • Petteri Malkavaara, Director, University of Tampere, Permanent Specialist


  • Service Manager Sanna Siltanen, Biobank Tampere


  • Leena Viiri, Service Co-ordinator, Biobank Tampere

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